Simplifying Science

A Study with GUTS

As Perri Klass (pediatrician, personal hero) describes in this article, it's not just the disenfranchised youth but also the mainstream ones who face hurdles around self esteem during adolescence. GUTS (Growing Up Today Study) looked beyond body image perception and asked: what medicine and supplements do typical developing tweens and teens take in an effort to change their shape? The answers may not be surprising, but the numbers of teens doing it might...

Attention, Teenagers: Nobody Really Looks Like That

The universal truth of puberty and adolescence is body change, and relatively rapid body change. Teenagers have to cope with all kinds of comparisons, with their peers, with the childhood bodies they leave behind, and...Read More

Puberty Props

So if a single article promotes both your book series and your master class videos, you have post it, right?! Thanks

How to Survive Puberty From a Been-There-Done-That Mom

We've all muddled through puberty—been there, done that. While most of us might not remember all of the specific details of...Read More

"The Talk", Dad's P.O.V.

Thanks for the props Jeff Bogel, mastermind behind the website Out With The Kids. I love reading accounts of The Talk, even though I preach endlessly that this is not just one talk at all but rather the begining of several. Jeff has a way of injecting just the right amount of humor and humanity...

It’s Time For The Sex Talk

We had a sex talk plan. That plan was to wait. Wait until 4th grade was over. Wait until the summer break between 4th and 5th grade arrived. Wait until we could have the reproductive health, er, sex talk with the Bear at a leisurely pace and without any nuggets or...Read More

Timing Is Everything

Talk about timely!  I just came home from speaking and sat down to catch up on this week's articles. I spoke about how puberty is starting earlier and earlier, but brain development hasn't accelerated accordingly. In fact, there is a bigger divide than ever because girls often look older than they are so some people assume they are more mature as well. Here's what Health Day has to say on the subject (spoiler alert: pretty much the same thing!).  

Early Puberty in Girls Might Be Linked to Bad Behavior

Girls who hit puberty early might be more likely than their peers to get into fights or skip school, a new study suggests.Researchers found that girls who started their menstrual periods early -- before age 11 -- were more...Read More

Puberty Prep

It was fun to be featured in this article about preparing your daughter for puberty...

How to prepare your tween daughter for puberty

Your daughter is growing up so fast. It seems like just yesterday you were rocking her to sleep and before you know it, she’ll be a...Read More