Most experts agree that “8 is great” when it comes to starting conversations about puberty. There is some evidence to suggest that puberty is starting earlier, and it is best to discuss what changes to expect BEFORE any of them happen. Did you send your child off to kindergarten without first singing the ABC’s? Likely not, so we think puberty should be addressed in a similar fashion. Since boys tend to go through puberty a little later than girls, our suggested age for girls programs is 8+, and for boys 10+.