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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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/
Turning Teen’s Top Ten Tips for Parenting Tweens When your child is changing, then your parenting style needs to change too. Listen to what she is saying. Just listen...you don’t always have to talk. Even if she is [...]