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What do I tell my child about puberty?
Puberty (“PEW-br-tee”) is when your child’s body starts to change into an adult’s body. Puberty is different for each child. Some children start puberty at age 9. Others may not start until age 13 or 14.

Puberty can be a confusing and overwhelming time for many kids. As a parent, you can help your kids by:

  • Telling them that puberty is a normal part of growing up
  • Sharing the facts to help them understand their changing bodies and feelings
  • Talking about your own experiences when you were a kid

During puberty, kids may be less likely to ask you questions, so it’s a good idea for you to start conversations. Get more information about puberty to share with your kids. External Links Disclaimer Logo

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