As pediatricians, we understand the medical side of puberty. As moms, we worry about the emotional side of puberty. Getting children to understand their changing bodies and minds is a fragile puzzle that everyone could use help with. We can help guide you through this exciting (and awkward) time of change!
Dr. Lisa and Dr. Carrie became friends and colleagues during their residency in Pediatrics at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan. They realized they shared a passion for adolescent health,puberty talk, and art projects. Together they formed Turning Teen to help tweens transition into adolescence without shame, secrecy, or embarrassment.
Dr. Lisa Klein is a practicing pediatrician at Child Health Associates, P.C. She stays busy with her three boys (two sons and one husband!). After spending years teaching residents and medical students at William Beaumont Hospital, she is excited to help educate tweens of all ages about their changing bodies, and help other parents like her have “those talks” with their kids.
Dr. Carrie Leff is a practicing Internist and Pediatrician at Novi Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She sees patients of all ages in her practice, but has always had a special interest in adolescent medicine and women’s health. She is the mother of three active and growing daughters who are the driving force behind her passion for this program.
Turning Teen in the Media:
Time for “The Talk?” – My Jewish Detroit (Jan 2018)
“Teaching Your Daughter How To Use a Tampon” – Metro Parent Magazine (May 2016)
“Turning Teen helps Moms, Daughters Talk Puberty” – Metro Parent Magazine (April 2016)
“Program helps moms, daughters who have puberty questions”– WDIV Channel 4 News Segment (March 2016)
“The Talk”– Turning Teen helps moms, girls ease into puberty knowledgeably (November, 2015)
Turning Teen Explained– Informational video