The time when you need to talk with your sons regarding puberty comes in the life of every mother. It doesn’t matter how good your relations are with your child; this conversation can feel awkward. The same goes for dads when they have to talk about puberty and sex education with their girls. It is necessary to talk because your child needs to know about all the changes taking place in their bodies. So here are some tips for boy moms who have to talk about puberty in boys with their sons.
Don’t make a big deal
When talking to your child about puberty, you can feel a little anxious in the beginning. So make sure that you do not make a big issue that you are going to talk with your son about something. While talking to boys about puberty, you can use references from their favorite characters. This way, you will be able to discuss the changes they see in their character in a movie or series of their age and comprehend it. It will make you feel less anxious and more comfortable. You can also start with some general conversation and then move on to the topic of puberty in boys.
Be precise with your words
While talking to your child about puberty, you have to make sure that you do not fumble with your words. If you are unclear about what to say, then your child won’t understand a thing. Ensure that the information you are passing out to your child when talking to boys about puberty is helpful for them too. Gain information before you start speaking and communicate helpful information.
Sync with your partner
If you feel you will not be able to talk appropriately to your son about puberty in boys, do not hesitate to take the help of your partner. But both of you must be saying more or less the same thing. Otherwise, your child will get super confused if you both talk about different things.
Don’t make assumptions
When you start talking to boys about puberty, do not assume that they might already know some things. They might know, or they might not know. But what is more important is how you communicate the complete information to them. So start with the necessary information. Do not hesitate to repeat the information that might have told them before also. Keep the pace of the conversation according to the comprehension ability of your child.
Do not hold back
Make sure that you speak about all the things when you are talking to boys about puberty. Do not limit your conversation only to the topics that are comfortable for you. You have to see that the conversation with your boy includes all the essential topics, including body changes, sex education, sexuality, consent, and more.
Talk about the girly issues too
Make your son understand the changes that happen in girls as well. Many times even the grown-up men do not have authentic information about women and periods, and they go on making stupid sex jokes. So make sure that your son understands the changes that arise in girls too.
So, now you know how and what to talk when you decide to begin talking to your child about puberty. Also, do not forget to mention about masturbation and its related aspects. In the end, do not hold back things and talk openly with your kid.