If the young adult in your life is going through puberty, you might not know exactly how to talk about it. Do you wait for him or her to ask questions? Should you start the conversation? Explore our links and recommended reading list below for inspiration.
Early puberty & late puberty | Raising Children Network
Every child is different. The start of puberty varies widely from one child to the next — even for children in the same family. So you can watch for the signs of early or late puberty and follow up by speaking with a health professional. Puberty is said to be early if it starts before eight years in girls, or before nine in boys.
Puberty is a sequence of events in which physical changes occur, resulting in adult physical characteristics and capacity to reproduce. These physical changes are regulated by changes in the levels of hormones that are produced by the pituitary gland—luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone. At birth, levels of these hormones are high, but they decrease within a few months and remain low until puberty.
Puberty is the time when your child moves through a series of significant, natural and healthy changes. These physical, psychological and emotional changes signal your child is moving from childhood to adolescence. This usually happens around years for girls and around years for boys.