Talking about Puberty in New York City
As with the parents in China last month, the concerns as a parent of an adolescent here are very similar.
Parents struggle with changes in their child’s attitude during puberty and they feel some relief when they learn that their child’s brain is changing very fast and this is part of the reason for the emotional changes. They also want to know how to prepare their daughters for the beginning of their menstrual cycles.
There are always great questions about daughters, but thankfully, these parents also had many questions about the changes that are happening in their sons and what they need to prepare them for puberty.
I am hopeful that as our company grows, we can begin to produce our books in Spanish. The children of Spanish-speaking parents usually read English books, but the parents want to know what their children are learning. It would be very helpful to them if my books were also in Spanish. I’ve begun the process of translating the parent resources on our website into Spanish to help until that can become a reality.
I am not sure where my travels will take me next, but I feel confident that parents in any culture share the same concerns and needs as they strive to guide their children through adolescence.
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