The Art Of Small Talk Team, is providing some fairly simple, but important observations, about Sexual maturity of teens in general,accompanied with our now Famous Small Talk Tips, to go with our advise!
Common concerns, to talk about with your Teens, are;
the physical changes they experience, as they move toward adulthood, which are often accompanied by emotional consequences.
Some girls are excited about their budding breasts and new training bras, others may worry that all eyes are focused on their breasts.
Some boys love the sight of themselves all lathered up with shaving cream, others may be uncomfortable with the attention they get for a few new shoots of body hair.
Pimples are common for most teens and can lead to permanent scarring as adults,if not treated.
is caused by glands in the skin that produce a natural oil called sebum. Puberty hormones make the glands produce extra sebum, which can clog the pores.
Washing gently with water and mild soap can get rid of excess sebum and help reduce breakouts.
Over-the-counter and prescription medications are available for more severe cases of acne. Your family doctor can recommend a dermatologist (a doctor specializing in skin) if basic skin care and medications don't keep acne under control.
Another discomfort our teens are experiencing are visible
Warts & Moles,
here's some ideas on how to get them removed permanently!Your teens will love you for this!
Cut The Crap out of sharing Shavers(and needles)!
Thats another important "Teen" Topic for later!
Teens who once associated bath time with play, need to learn to wash regularly and to apply deodorant or antiperspirant.
A teen who's learning to use a shaver, will need simple friendly instructions, on how to keep it clean, to throw a disposable one away, before it becomes dull and ineffective, and not to share it with others!
Boys, capable of having erections since infancy, can now experience ejaculation. The first ejaculation usually occurs between the ages of 11 and 15, either spontaneously in connection with sexual fantasies, during masturbation, or as a nocturnal emission (also called a wet dream). If he doesn't know about wet dreams before he has one, a boy may think he has urinated accidentally or that something has gone wrong with his body.
By the way don't feel too uncomfortable talking with your teens, about puberty!
Be frank and direct,the fact of the matter ,regarding sex education,is that your teen most proberly already is more informed about it than yourself,thanks to "Uncle Google!"
As kids mature physically and emotionally, they become increasingly curious about their sexuality and their own bodies. Although infants and younger children do touch their own genitals from time to time because they like the way it feels, it's quiet normal.
Small Talk Tip!
Teen maturity is an emotional time, for your teens to go through, so please be tolerant and understanding but most of all remember your own experience and frustrations,when you went through puberty!
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