Do you remember when your parents spoke with you about puberty? Perhaps they never spoke with you about it? Was this confusing or difficult? You might remember that it was a very difficult thing for your parents to speak about. Many people dread having to speak with their children about puberty. It can be embarrassing and difficult. This does not mean, however, that you should not have the talk with your child. Puberty is a difficult time for all children. It is awkward and scary. Most children are not aware of their bodies and why they are changing so dramatically. Many of them do not have proper information about how serious puberty is. The talk you have with your children is doubly important because it is a parent speaking with them. Most children look to their parents to inform them about how to live and think. Even if your adolescent seems to be rebellious, this does not mean that they might still be watching your every move to figure out how to live.
Furthermore, children will turn to their parents for consolation. They will believe what you say and they will be reassured if you tell them that things will be okay. It is true that their teacher’s have probably spoken with them about the issue, but this does not mean that the child understands what was said. A class is not always the best place to learn, and neither are books. Realize that your child might not have understood what was said. However, and more importantly, it is not simply that it was explained, but also that it was explained by someone other than a parent.
Parents should be the source of a child’s information.
A child who feels that their parents are not telling them the whole truth will probably feel like they are being lied to. Do not leave it up to teachers to explain everything. When you don’t speak with children about how to live or think they will find other sources for advice. They might not speak with a teacher about these things but look to inappropriate sources.
It is also important that you speak to your children about puberty because it shows that you are interested in their lives. Puberty is an important event. You will speak to your children when they become old enough to drive. You will speak with them when they have their first child. Will you speak with them about puberty? Show them that you are interested in their lives and the changes taking place. Show them that you understand what they are going through. Let them know that you are willing to speak with them about puberty whenever they need to talk about it. This will set a precedent for other important discussions. It will show your child that you are willing to speak with them about important issues. This will greatly increase your child’s confidence. This is especially important with puberty because it will show your children that you are not scared of puberty. This will help them to know that puberty is not something to be frightened of.
Puberty is a tough topic to speak about. However, if you can think about how important it is to inform your children of serious events it might be simpler for you. Don’t be too serious with your children when speaking about puberty. Let them know that it is a topic that can be laughed about. However, you also want to convey the gravity of puberty, of what it means to become an adult.