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The onset of puberty

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Onset of puberty podcast (PDF 138kb)

Psychologist Warren Cann talks with 3RRR radio host Jacinta Parsons about puberty and offers tips for supporting your kids through this exciting phase of development.

Warren and Jacinta take calls from the public and talk about issues like early or late onset of puberty, moods, conflict and risk-taking behaviour. Warren shares some findings from new research by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.

As Warren says, puberty has an image problem: we often think about teenagers and puberty in a negative way. But as a parent, you can prepare for puberty to help make it a positive experience for the family. Be supportive, and express confidence in your teenager's ability to get through these changes. If they are concerned about something and you want to get help, a good starting point is your family doctor.

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  • Last updated or reviewed 01-05-2013
  • Acknowledgements Thanks to Jacinta Parsons and radio 3RRR's Detour program for this audio podcast.

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