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Which Parent Should Explain Puberty?

07/06/2012 04:23 pm ET

Teaching a child about puberty is part of parenting. But discussions with daughters about puberty and periods can be uncomfortable for many moms. Even more daunting, say some, is discussing puberty with a son when you haven't experienced the changes he'll go through first-hand. That’s why I was nearly aghast when my friend Sally told me that her husband is going to be the one to explain puberty to their three daughters.

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