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.
So the dreaded letter from school arrives in the mail. It is a warning you that your child will soon be learning about puberty in school. What will the letter say? ? The girls and boys will be separated to learn [...]
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 [...]
My winter break vacation was one long Turning Teen workshop. Fortunately I didn’t mind since I love talking to other parents about the complicated life of pubertal tweens. There were about twenty families at this family resort, all with [...]
Turning Teen has officially been in business just over one month, and the response has been overwhelming. Dr. Lisa and I set out on this journey nine months ago, and have truly enjoyed sharing our “passion for puberty”. We discussed, [...]