This is the first in a series about talking to your teens about sex and puberty from Children’s National pediatrician and mother, Ivor Horn, MD.
The first time I was interviewed about this subject my oldest child, a girl, was 9 years old. She is 13 now and many of those hypotheticals are now reality. Her body has matured in ways that look more young woman than little girl and her conversations and interests have changed as well. Boys have gone from “Eww!” to “Hmm?” Even though it never gets easy, the lessons I shared in those early years of puberty still apply.
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