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Interested in learning or remembering about what happens during puberty and adolescence? Then listen to the Puberty Prof Podcast with Lori Reichel, a nationally recognized health educator. Episodes include solo shows, discussions with guests on specific pre-teen and teen experiences, interviews with people of all ages who not only survived their pre-teen and teen years, yet thrived, and shows in which questions asked at pubertyprof.com or on the Puberty Prof’s social media outlets are answered by Lori. Perfect for listening as a family, in a car, and anytime you have a few minutes. To further help you start and continue conversations on puberty and adolescence, consider downloading the TALK Puberty app (found on iOS products).

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Interested in learning or remembering about what happens during puberty and adolescence? Then listen to the Puberty Prof Podcast with Lori Reichel, a nationally recognized health educator. Episodes include solo shows, discussions with guests on specific pre-teen and teen experiences, interviews with people of all ages who not only survived their pre-teen and teen years, yet thrived, and shows in which questions asked at pubertyprof.com or on the Puberty Prof’s social media outlets are answered by Lori. Perfect for listening as a family, in a car, and anytime you have a few minutes. To further help you start and continue conversations on puberty and adolescence, consider downloading the TALK Puberty app (found on iOS products).

    17. Menstrual Products in the Year 2021

    17. Menstrual Products in the Year 2021

    Pads and tampons are commonly known menstrual products. Yet have you heard about menstrual cups? Menstrual underwear? And reusable pads? Listen in to hear Margo, a returning guest, and the Puberty Prof talk about the options now available for anyone with a menstrual cycle!







    Have a question you want answered on the Puberty Prof podcast? Ask them on the Puberty Prof’s website page.







    Remember to check out the TALK Puberty app to further help you start and continue conversations. This app allows you to go over specific topics at your own speed and comfort level. Sections include: Basic Questions About Puberty, Questions About Most Girls, Questions About Most Boys, Other Questions Children Often Ask, and Open-Ended Questions.







    Another resource that can provide you with more information for what questions children might ask is the book Common Questions Children Ask About Puberty . This book is the recipient of the Mom’s Choice Gold Award, the B.R.A.G. Medallion Medal, and the Wishing Shelf Bronze Award.



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    16. Two Guys’ Experiences with Puberty

    16. Two Guys’ Experiences with Puberty

    In this week’s episode two guests share their experiences with puberty, as well as advice to others who are about to go through or are going through the changes. Austin and Tom, both in their mid-20’s, talk candidly about hair growth, body odor, voice changes, and other spontaneous events that can occur.







    Note: Certain terms are briefly noted within the conversation yet are not explained (ex. sexual intercourse).







    Listen in to hear all about Two Guys’ Experiences with Puberty and Adolescence!







    Have a question you want answered on the Puberty Prof podcast? Ask them on the Puberty Prof’s website page.







    Remember to check out the TALK Puberty app to further help you start and continue conversations. This app allows you to go over specific topics at your own speed and comfort level. Sections include: Basic Questions About Puberty, Questions About Most Girls, Questions About Most Boys, Other Questions Children Often Ask, and Open-Ended Questions.



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    15. Body Image and Loving Oneself with Dr. Irene Cucina

    15. Body Image and Loving Oneself with Dr. Irene Cucina

    When talking with young people about puberty, we need to remember to talk honestly about body image, too. In this episode, special guest Dr. Irene Cucina, a nationally known Health and Physical Education expert, discusses the importance of having these conversations. In addition, she stresses the need to love yourself – including the need to stop comparing yourself to others and looking away from social media. 







    Have a question you want answered on the Puberty Prof podcast? Ask them on the Puberty Prof’s website page.







    Remember to check out the TALK Puberty app to further help you start and continue conversations. This app allows you to go over specific topics at your own speed and comfort level. Sections include: Basic Questions About Puberty, Questions About Most Girls, Questions About Most Boys, Other Questions Children Often Ask, and Open-Ended Questions.







    Another resource that can provide you with more information for what questions children might ask is the book Common Questions Children Ask About Puberty . This book is the recipient of the Mom’s Choice Gold Award, the B.R.A.G. Medallion Medal, and the Wishing Shelf Bronze Award.



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    14. 5 Healthy Habits of Emotional Well-Being

    14. 5 Healthy Habits of Emotional Well-Being

    Part of growing up includes figuring out how to handle your feelings, especially when moodiness occurs. In this episode, Elle Mark, a certified prevention professional and 2020 Miss Croix Valley representative, provides recommendations for positive emotional health. The Campaign for Change Direction is also explained which includes “5 Healthy Habits of Emotional Well-being.”







    More about this episode’s guest:







    Elle Mark is a Certified Prevention Professional with a passion to prevent youth substance use and promote mental and emotional well-being. Elle currently serves as the Prevention Education Manager for the Know the Truth Prevention Program working to empower students across the state of Minnesota to be substance free. In her spare time, Elle serves as Miss St. Croix Valley promoting the Campaign the Change Direction and their “5 Healthy Habits of Emotional Well-being”. 







    You can follow Elle on Facebook and Instagram @MissStCroixValleyFestival2020 as well as on Twitter @MissElleMark







    Have a question you want answered on the Puberty Prof podcast? Ask them on the Puberty Prof’s website page.







    Remember to check out the TALK Puberty app to further help you start and continue conversations. This app allows you to go over specific topics at your own speed and comfort level. Sections include: Basic Questions About Puberty, Questions About Most Girls, Questions About Most Boys, Other Questions Children Often Ask, and Open-Ended Questions.







    Another resource that can provide you with more information for what questions children might ask is the book Common Questions Children Ask About Puberty . This book is the recipient of the Mom’s Choice Gold Award, the B.R.A.G. Medallion Medal, and the Wishing Shelf Bronze Award.



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    Pausing to Check-in & Reflect

    Pausing to Check-in & Reflect

    Pausing to check-in and reflect is a healthy habit. So, for this week, the Puberty Prof is pausing to check-in with YOU – the listeners- in which this mini-episode explains why and this process for checking in. 







    To complete the Check-In survey, click here ( https://us10.list-manage.com/survey?u=c85ad6bc4fcbc0f9cf8291c4a&id=7619f1d6c2&attribution=false). If you want to enter the raffle for a copy of the Puberty Prof’s book, Common Questions Children Ask About Puberty, make sure to note your email address at the end of the survey.







    Also, remember that you can provide a review for the podcast on your favorite podcast platform and find the survey link at www.pubertyprof.com after clicking on the Puberty Prof tab.







    Thank you and have a happy and healthy day!







    And remember to check out the TALK Puberty app to further help you start and continue conversations. This app allows you to go over specific topics at your own speed and comfort level. Sections include: Basic Questions About Puberty, Questions About Most Girls, Questions About Most Boys, Other Questions Children Often Ask, and Open-Ended Questions.



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    The Puberty Prof Trivia Game with Mr. Aaron Coleman

    The Puberty Prof Trivia Game with Mr. Aaron Coleman

    True or False? New hair growth needs to be shaved. Not sure? Well the answer is given in this week’s episode of the Puberty Prof podcast. Listen in to quiz yourself on 13 statements about puberty and growing up, as well as find out if this week’s guest, Mr. Aaron Coleman, a New York educator and administrator, knows the correct answers!







    Remember to check out the TALK Puberty app to further help you learn about puberty. This app allows you to go over specific topics at your own speed and comfort level. Sections include: Basic Questions About Puberty, Questions About Most Girls, Questions About Most Boys, Other Questions Children Often Ask, and Open-Ended Questions.







    Have a question you want answered on the Puberty Prof podcast? Ask them on the Puberty Prof’s website page.







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