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Puberty

In Defense Of The Awkward Phase

Una LaMarche | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Una LaMarche

If your child is in the midst of waging the unwinnable battle that is puberty, or even if he or she is just making some questionable grooming choices along the windy, circuitous path to self-acceptance, try to resist the urge to step in with a save.

Let's Talk About Sex (and Puberty) Without Fear

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 03.20.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

It's time that fathers take a more active role in educating and raising their daughters to accept themselves for all that they are and ever will be.

Rain Before Rainbows

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

The sheer magnitude of changes taking place during puberty and throughout adolescence pushes to center stage the issue of identity, in all its forms and with all of its vagaries.

Little Women, Big Risks

Marisa Weiss, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2015 | Science
Marisa Weiss, M.D.

We have to let our girls have their girlhood and not be pushed into premature womanhood. It's not healthy for them as children and continues to affect them as adults.

About a Boy

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 03.29.2015 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

Children and teenagers know about sex, think about sex and act on their biological and psychological urges to try it -- or to at least imagine trying it.

I Am Possessed by a Demon

Domenick Scudera | Posted 03.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

My bargain with the devil has plagued me for almost 40 years. But now I feel renewed. It is time that all homosexuals heed Gina Miller's words and 'fess up. Reveal your own "dark and perilous" truths!

Putting the Brakes on Adolescent Impulse: The Age of Opportunity

Linda Flanagan | Posted 11.03.2014 | Education
Linda Flanagan

Adolescence begins with puberty and ends, ambiguously, with the makings of adult independence: marriage, financial self-sufficiency, employment.

What Happened When My Daughter Asked For A Bra

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

I was not this cool about puberty when I was its target. Maybe it was Catholicism, maybe it was the '80s, but I did not look that business of growing up straight in the eyes.

My Experience With Body Hair and Why I Became a Manscaper

Eric Barry | Posted 09.29.2014 | Comedy
Eric Barry

Generally before I make any decisions in life, I ask myself one important question: What Would Ryan Lochte Do?

One Parent May Have Bigger Role In A Girl's Puberty Age

Posted 07.25.2014 | Parents

By: Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 07/24/2014 08:02 PM EDT on LiveScience The age at which girls reach puberty is influenced by a set ...

Puberty vs. Menopause

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 09.21.2014 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I'm the mom who's just a little bit scandalous. A marriage between Auntie Mame and Mae West. And, coming from my kids, that's not a compliment.

True Confessions Of A Smelly Girl

Katie Tandy | Posted 09.11.2014 | Women
Katie Tandy

The men I dated loved that smell, the raw meatiness of it. They couldn't help it. I imagine it was one part tenderness for their smelly little girlfriend and two parts all instinctual, animal sex-beast-magic.

Laughing at Periods

Elissa Stein | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Elissa Stein

Commemorating periods in public was a punishment for bad behavior. Whew. That's one powerful message I'm not sure the filmmakers or the Hello Flo folks intended.

Adventures in Brudderland: Conor Byrne's Foureyes and the New Nostalgia

Jaime Lubin | Posted 08.31.2014 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

Hanging out with Conor Byrne is like visiting Movie Nerd Disneyland, and you'd better have your adventure cap on.

Big Moments in My Big-Breasted History

TueNight | Posted 08.30.2014 | Women
TueNight

Boobs can make men stupid, and since you can't hide them, you get to witness a lot of stupidity. Being a mother -- and having a boy -- does make me wonder how ingrained men's love for boobs really is. The answer? Pretty damn ingrained.

Periods, Puberty and 'The Letter': Mom's Life Lessons

Caurie Putnam | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Caurie Putnam

Last week my 10-year-old son brought home from school "the letter." You know the letter -- the one that makes every pre-pubescent mom's heart miss a beat and wistfully wonder where the past decade has gone?

Contracting Instagram

William Lucas Walker | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
William Lucas Walker

We held our ground. For nearly a year. It wasn't easy. Our daughter's increasing anxiety, her distress at being tagged "a nobody with no Instagram" forced us to take a closer look at what was actually going on. We had to look no further than our own middle school years.

6 Things You Can Teach Your Daughter About Her Body

Dr. Yvonne Bohn, Dr. Allison Hill & Dr. Alane Park | Posted 05.17.2014 | Parents
Dr. Yvonne Bohn, Dr. Allison Hill & Dr. Alane Park

Little girls don't stay little forever. And as your daughter develops into a young woman, you'll need to have the "talk" with her about her changing body. Here are six topics you should cover to ensure she has the information she needs about her developing body.

Hairy Legs

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 03.22.2014 | Women
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

The upside of this hormonal landmark was that my breasts grew infinitesimally. The downside was that Daddy had my stepmother tell me I couldn't wear a padded bra. "Bad girls wear those," she said.

Early Puberty In Girls Linked To Higher Risk Of Problem Behaviors

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Mon Dec 9, 2013 1:34pm EST (Reuters Health) - Girls who start puberty early may be at particular risk for problem be...

Better to Be Straight If You Can

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

I asked my lesbian mother whether she would prefer if I turned out gay or straight. We were in my loft bed: a private place at the top of the world, perfect for a hushed conversation like this. I was aware of the topic's sensitivity and I knew I'd put her in a bind.

The Great Mystery of Straight People

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Of course, straight people were everywhere, but when they were on TV, they weren't real to me, and when they were my friends' parents, they weren't sexy to me. Young English teachers and comedy actors in movies, however, seemed both real and sexy to me.

Girls Are Reaching Puberty Earlier -- This Might Be Why

Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents

By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 11/04/2013 07:27 AM EST on LiveScience Many girls in the U.S. may be entering puberty at younge...

Teaching Puberty Earlier

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Donisha Dansby Today in America, puberty is beginning earlier than a generation ago. Researchers are debating the possible links to environmental ...

The Birds And The Bees Talk: 1966 Style

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 09.14.2013 | Comedy
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

At these words I cracked up, "So let me get this right. Dad's lecture freaked you out so much, made you absolutely terrified of even thinking about sex, that you held off from anything until you were... twelve, maybe twelve and a half?"