When it comes to knowing what your adolescent understands about puberty, it is never too late to teach them. It becomes a little more difficult to get their attention after about 11 years old, but there are still important points for them to understand. Some…[Read more...]
Parenting an Adolescent: You Are Making A Significant Impact
December 18, 2018 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
When Should My Daughter Start Wearing A Tampon?
November 17, 2018 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
Let’s talk about when your daughter might need to begin using tampons. Tampon use can be an emotional topic for moms. If your daughter is active in sports and enjoys swimming, the topic will certainly come up. I encourage young girls to use pads for…[Read more...]
It’s All About the Ovaries!
November 11, 2018 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
While your daughter is young, about 5-7 years-old, this is the perfect time to begin teaching her about her girl anatomy. It might surprise you to learn that I think the best place to begin is with the ovaries. It All Begins with the Ovaries…[Read more...]
How Thick Is Your Parenting Armor?
November 2, 2018 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
Now that your adolescent is maturing, it is time to start peeling off the layers of armor that you began collecting from the moment you learned that you were pregnant. Protective Armor I had just entered graduate school when I found out that I was…[Read more...]
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
October 25, 2018 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
During this time of rapid brain development in your adolescent, one important lesson to teach them is to stand firm. When they were a child, their convictions were likely your convictions. If there were troubled waters out there, they knew you would calm them and…[Read more...]