As doctors, we are very well versed in talking about bodies, puberty and sex. In the office and amongst friends, we hear parents having difficulty using correct names for body parts and explaining how babies are made. We noticed that these amazing moms and dads, out of fear for saying the wrong thing, retreated to saying nothing at all.
At Turning Teen, we strongly believe in helping parents start these conversations with their children. We aim to provide direct, informative and honest information about puberty and sexuality.
Are you watching "13 Reasons Why" on Netflix? I just finished watching the drama and found it to be an emotionally raw and likely realistic depiction of teenage life today. So here are Dr. Carrie’s.. 13 Thoughts on 13 reasons [...]
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Creating Turning Teen has been an eye opening experience in so many ways. One of the most interesting things to see is how people have such vastly differing views about what is “right” in terms of introducing tough topics like [...]
Actual (verbatim) conversation between me (Dr. Lisa) and my 10 year old. So mom, you have only had sex twice, right? Why do you want to know that? Well, you only have two kids. So that means you have [...]
Metro Parent Magazine Features Turning Teen Helping Moms and Daughters Talk about Puberty :) Looking forward to having new girls at our workshops thanks to the help of Metro Parent spreading the word! http://www.metroparent.com/metro-parent-magazine/m-parenting/m-tweens-teens/turning-teen-program-helps-moms-daughters-talk-puberty/
Thank you to WDIV Channel 4 Detroit and Paula Tutman for featuring Turning Teen! We had a blast! And love spreading the word that we are here to help moms help their daughters!!!! http://www.clickondetroit.com/lifestyle/program-helps-moms-daughters-who-have-puberty-questions What a fabulous group [...]