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This is so awkward…but it doesn’t have to be. These days, puberty starts earlier, lasts longer, and happens with a cellphone in hand. The most trusted voices on puberty, Dr. Cara Natterson and Vanessa Kroll Bennett, are here to remove cringe from this stage of life – not just for kids going through it but also the adults who care about them. With science, guidance and humor, they cover all the physical, emotional, and social changes that happen between ages 8-18 and beyond.
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This Is So Awkward Peoples Media

    • Kids & Family

This is so awkward…but it doesn’t have to be. These days, puberty starts earlier, lasts longer, and happens with a cellphone in hand. The most trusted voices on puberty, Dr. Cara Natterson and Vanessa Kroll Bennett, are here to remove cringe from this stage of life – not just for kids going through it but also the adults who care about them. With science, guidance and humor, they cover all the physical, emotional, and social changes that happen between ages 8-18 and beyond.
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    Plastic Surgery in Teens (and Tweens!) with Dr. Steven Teitelbaum

    Plastic Surgery in Teens (and Tweens!) with Dr. Steven Teitelbaum

    Young people get plastic surgery for a host of reasons, sometimes related to health and sometimes cosmetic. Plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Teitelbaum helps people put aside any judgment by explaining the various physical and emotional reasons why kids might get surgeries like breast reduction, breast augmentation, or rhinoplasty (AKA nose jobs)… and why at times they should not go under the knife.
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    • 54 min
    All About Acne

    All About Acne

    One of the most common questions - and worries - about puberty are zits. Why do we get them? Where? When? And what can be done? Get everything you need to know about acne, backne, chestne, buttne, and more…

    Show Notes:
    Join our LESS AWKWARD MEMBERSHIP 

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    Go to K12.com/AWKWARD today to learn more and find a tuition-free K12-powered school near you.
    Get 25% off your first order of Phyla, when you visit PhylaBiotics.com and use the code PUBERTY at checkout!

    Order our book This Is So Awkward

    Check out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.com
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    Produced by Peoples Media


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    • 52 min
    The 4 Pillars of Health

    The 4 Pillars of Health

    The word “healthy” is everywhere, but its meaning can be utterly unclear. If you think it’s hard to decode what’s healthy and what’s not, now imagine attempting to do so with a tween or teen brain. It turns out, there are four fundamental tenets called the pillars of health: sleep, nutrition, exercise, and hygiene. This episode breaks them down, offering nitty gritty information about each one in order to help people of all ages achieve better health.

    Show Notes:
    Join our LESS AWKWARD MEMBERSHIP 

    Get $25 off any Gabb smartphone GABB.com/AWKWARD
    Go to K12.com/AWKWARD today to learn more and find a tuition-free K12-powered school near you.
    Get 25% off your first order of Phyla, when you visit PhylaBiotics.com and use the code PUBERTY at checkout!

    Order our book This Is So Awkward

    Check out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.com
    To bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.com
    To submit listener questions email podcast@lessawkward.com
    Watch the full episode on Youtube!
    Produced by Peoples Media


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    • 39 min
    Boobs, Breasts, and Breast Buds

    Boobs, Breasts, and Breast Buds

    This episode is all about breast development: when they grow, why they can be painful or lumpy (or both), and how to manage this shifting landscape.

    Show Notes:
    Join our LESS AWKWARD MEMBERSHIP 

    Get $25 off any Gabb smartphone GABB.com/AWKWARD
    Go to K12.com/AWKWARD today to learn more and find a tuition-free K12-powered school near you.
    Get 25% off your first order of Phyla, when you visit PhylaBiotics.com and use the code PUBERTY at checkout!

    Order our book This Is So Awkward

    Check out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.com
    To bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.com
    To submit listener questions email podcast@lessawkward.com
    Watch the full episode on Youtube!
    Produced by Peoples Media


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    • 33 min
    How to Talk to Kids About Anything

    How to Talk to Kids About Anything

    The million conversations to have with kids ages 8-18 (and beyond!) require patience and strategy. Listen to this episode with child development specialist Dr. Robyn Silverman to make your life a million times easier. Buckle up!

    Show Notes:
    Join our LESS AWKWARD MEMBERSHIP 

    Get $25 off any Gabb smartphone GABB.com/AWKWARD
    Go to K12.com/AWKWARD today to learn more and find a tuition-free K12-powered school near you.
    Get 25% off your first order of Phyla, when you visit PhylaBiotics.com and use the code PUBERTY at checkout!

    How to Talk to Kids About Anything

    Order our book This Is So Awkward

    Check out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.com
    To bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.com
    To submit listener questions email podcast@lessawkward.com
    Watch the full episode on Youtube!
    Produced by Peoples Media

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    • 45 min
    Erections & Nocturnal Emissions (AKA Boners & Wet Dreams)

    Erections & Nocturnal Emissions (AKA Boners & Wet Dreams)

    Erections and nocturnal emissions – AKA boners and wet dreams – are big pieces of puberty that often go unmentioned unless they’re punchlines in a joke. Which is a big conversational miss, because these topics can cause unnecessary confusion, shame, worry, or awkwardness. In this episode, we break down the science behind boners and wet dreams (and yes, we also use the language that kids use) and then offer practical ways to help males manage these unexpected and uncontrollable experiences.

    Show Notes:
    Join our LESS AWKWARD MEMBERSHIP 

    Get $25 off any Gabb smartphone GABB.com/AWKWARD
    Go to K12.com/AWKWARD today to learn more and find a tuition-free K12-powered school near you.
    Get 25% off your first order of Phyla, when you visit PhylaBiotics.com and use the code PUBERTY at checkout!

    Order our book This Is So Awkward

    Check out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.com
    To bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.com
    To submit listener questions email podcast@lessawkward.com
    Watch the full episode on Youtube!
    Produced by Peoples Media

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    • 43 min

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