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Education Expert Says Puberty Conversations Crucial To Long Term Adolescent Wellbeing

June 15, 2012

A new online resource released at puberty.co states that conversations about puberty and sexual development are crucial to effective parenting and adolescent wellbeing says popular parenting speaker.

Canberra, Australia (PRWEB) June 15, 2012

Popular parenting speaker and author Jonathan Doyle argues that few parenting conversations are as important as the one that takes place around the topic of puberty and sexual development.

Having just released a new parenting initiative at puberty.co Doyle has taken his message to a large group of parents in a series of lectures at some of the most exclusive schools in Australia.

He comments, “Much of the time parents are paralysed when it comes to addressing the topic of puberty with their own children. Too often it is farmed out to schools who often lack the resources and expertise to handle the matter effectively and with the sensitivity that it needs. The result is that a whole group of young people are often stuck in a single room to address the topics of sexual growth and maturity regardless of their own state of sexual development.”

According to Doyle, it is an approach that causes considerable problems for all involved. Some children are unprepared for certain aspects of content, parents rights can be overlooked and bypassed and staff can be placed in a stressful position where they have to teach a topic they may not have sufficient professional development in.

The new program at puberty.co aims to give parents a renewed sense of confidence by providing a series of online videos and workbooks for both parent and child that allow them to address issues in their own way and in their own time.

In recent years there has been an in increased amount of interest in the relationship between parents rights and the role of the public education sector in providing sexuality education. The new resource is likely to have important ramifications in this ongoing dialogue.

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