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How does puberty affect the parent child relationship?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Puberty by definition is a stage of human development experienced by adolescents. Children undergo the changes, and parents must watch and guide them through the process. It can be awkward for parents and the child who is going through puberty. Parents should communicate with their children to ensure that their children understand what is happening to their bodies. Open communication can help children avoid emotional and behavioral issues sometimes associated with puberty. It also allows parents to offer accurate information and support.

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