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How To Discuss Puberty with Your Child Who Has Special Needs

Step-by-step approach

Two teenagers taking a standardized test.It’s not easy to talk to any child about how our bodies change during puberty. But how can it be explained to a child with special needs who may or may not understand? This article provides tips and suggestions for parents on how to talk to their child about puberty.

Information Topics:

    • Private time
    • Ask how much your child already knows
    • Use Scientifically correct terms
    • It’s Norma!
    • Read a Book
    • The Sacred Body
    • Talk about inappropriate touching
    • Availability for following up questions
    • Repeat as needed


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