Expect questions about puberty as your child is noticing their bodies are changing-hair growing, how girls will react as their menstrual cycle begins to form and how they can get hygiene products. Inform your child everyone’s bodies will be different as they go through puberty and to not worry if their bodies are developing at a faster (or slower) rate than their peers. Reinforce this through this age period, teens will begin to explore their own bodies and question what will happen to their penis and vagina if they feel aroused by someone or something. Talk to them about masturbation and the do’s and don’ts.
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