It seems like just yesterday you were reading "Goodnight Moon" to your little girl, and now — right before your very eyes — she's growing into a woman. As she develops, your daughter is bound to have questions about the physical and emotional changes of puberty.
As a parent, it's your job to listen to her concerns and keep the lines of communication open. Here are some tips on how to make that happen:
If you're not entirely comfortable having a conversation about puberty, practice what you want to say first or ask your doctor for advice.
Remember, it's important to talk about puberty — and the feelings associated with it — as openly as possible so that your daughter will be prepared for the changes ahead.
Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: July 2011
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