Puberty guide for parents and carers
It is appreciated that talking about puberty can be difficult. With schools currently closed, Newcastle City Council has developed a resource to help parents talk about body and emotional changes, associated with puberty, with their child.
Children and young people have a right to access accurate information, support and advice on puberty, at a timely point for their age, maturity and development. They need this before they start going through these changes, so they know what to expect.
Puberty can be a tricky time for children and young people. Support from parents and carers can help children navigate puberty with confidence, reducing embarrassment and emotional upset.