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IT'S TIME TO TALK

Puberty Prep

The time has come to talk periods, acne, changing body parts, mood shifts, cracking voices, and all the things our boys and girls need to know
YOUR PUBERTY

Body Board Expert

AMITA N. VYAS
PhD, MHS, Professor
“Start the puberty conversation early with your kids. The more you talk about it, the more normal it becomes."

DR. DOLLY KLOCK

Having the "Talk" with Our Kids

Puberty is a monumental time in our kids' lives. Dr. Klock shares how to have the conversation with your kiddo on periods, puberty, contraception, and what happens with boys and girls, their bodies and mental health.

Past Podcasts
Some tips for having "the talk" with your 'tween Hint... it's not just one talk and done!
7 Things Your Daughter Needs to Know About Periods Are you ready to have the period talk with your daughter? Here are 7 things you should do.
Spontaneous Erections: What Should He Do? Spontaneous erections happen at the most inconvenient times. What’s a boy to do?

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You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.

WHAT CAN SHE DO TO RELIEVE HER CRAMPS

80% of girls get cramps with their period. Exercise can help as can a hot bath or heating pad. Over-the-counter medicines like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can also help.

IS PMS A REAL THING?

Yes! Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) has a wide variety of symptoms, including mood swings, tender breasts, food cravings, fatigue, and irritability. It's estimated that as many as 3 of every 4 menstruating girls women experience some form of PMS either in the days leading up to their period or during it.

HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO SAY ABOUT SEX?

Talking about sex can be an uncomfortable topic for parents and kids to discuss. However, for your child’s safety and health, it’s critical that he or she knows the facts. Let your child know you are available to talk and be sure to be available to answer questions. You can also take your child to their health care provider for a discussion about sex if you don’t think you are able to have the conversation yet.

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