When is the right time to start talking to children about puberty?

Most parents are faced with a challenge of when is the right time to start talking to their children about how their bodies will change when they reach puberty.

Family therapist and clinical social worker, Talya Ressel, says that parents should open up channels of communication with their children at a very young age.

Ressel also mentioned that children end up getting incorrect information from their peers in playgrounds, which could make children uncomfortable and scared to ask questions.

It’s about starting those conversations young … it shouldn’t be a taboo subject

Talya Ressel, a Family Therapist and Clinical Social Worker

Listen to the full conversation below:

Children are being exposed to a variety of multiple sources, and we want them to be getting the information from us, as opposed to the internet.

Talya Ressel, a Family Therapist and Clinical Social Worker

If you are providing a reliable initial source, you are opening up that conversation for your child

Talya Ressel, a Family Therapist and Clinical Social Worker

Swallow a little bit of embarrassment and be able to talk about it … there is nothing embarrassing about body parts

Talya Ressel, a Family Therapist and Clinical Social Worker

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