5 Ways to Talk to Your Kids About Puberty


 
  1. Keep it casual. Make the conversation easy and natural. If you feel awkward, so will they. Car conversations seem to go well. Try starting there. 
     
  2. Keep it real. Talk about your own experience and habits. Kids love to know that their parents are human too. 
     
  3. State specifics. How many times do you swipe deodorant? When do you use it? What exactly do you do in the shower? Unlock the mysteries, please! 
     
  4. Try again. This isn’t a one-time convo. Break it up into smaller conversations and talk about it often. This is everyday life, don’t make it a big event. 
     
  5. Say something. The conversation you are having is WAY better than the one you aren’t. It isn’t going to be perfect – but you should do it anyway.