71 episodes

THE PUBERTY PODCAST weaves together scientific research, parenting strategies, and hilarious stories to help guide adults who are raising kids through puberty. Each episode takes on one piece of this messy journey, offering both kids and adults practical, actionable advice. Join Dr. Cara Natterson and Vanessa Kroll Bennett -- puberty experts in the midst of parenting their own tweens and teens -- for the WHAT and the HOW of getting through adolescence.
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The Puberty Podcast Peoples Media

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 134 Ratings

THE PUBERTY PODCAST weaves together scientific research, parenting strategies, and hilarious stories to help guide adults who are raising kids through puberty. Each episode takes on one piece of this messy journey, offering both kids and adults practical, actionable advice. Join Dr. Cara Natterson and Vanessa Kroll Bennett -- puberty experts in the midst of parenting their own tweens and teens -- for the WHAT and the HOW of getting through adolescence.
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    Vulvas, Vaginas and Internal Reproductive Organs

    Vulvas, Vaginas and Internal Reproductive Organs

    Knowing the names and functions of body parts keeps people healthy and safe. Words like vulva and vagina are not bad words – they are body parts just like elbow and knee. In addition to the external parts of an XX body, we discuss internal parts like the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus.
    Show Notes:
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    • 41 min
    NOW WHAT?! Making Activities Stick

    NOW WHAT?! Making Activities Stick

    A listener asked for advice about getting her 6th grader to try an activity, any activity. Some parts of this conversation are non-negotiable – kids have to do something besides sit on their phones – other parts involve a two-way conversation, especially when that kid is trying to figure out what they might be interested in.
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    • 15 min
    The Very Real Benefits of Teens Giving Back

    The Very Real Benefits of Teens Giving Back

    Acts of service stretch far beyond a resume or a college application – giving back has been proven to enhance peoples’ social-emotional health. Natalie Silverstein, MPH, author of The Busy Teens Guide to Giving Back shares data, real life stories, and practical ways to help kids engage with their communities.
    Show Notes:
    Simple Acts Podcast
    Simple Acts Guide 
    Simple Acts Instagram 

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    • 45 min
    NOW WHAT?! Oversharing

    NOW WHAT?! Oversharing

    A listener wrote in asking for help balancing how to have open conversations with teaching privacy, especially when a subject is complicated or charged. How can we talk to kids about certain topics and ask them not to broadcast the conversation to everyone they know without conferring shame?
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    • 21 min
    Starter Conversations About Porn

    Starter Conversations About Porn

    Porn is everywhere, which is why kids are exposed – either accidentally or on purpose. It’s on all of us to have clear, calm conversations with them, which is why this episode offers several different ways in with kids of all ages.
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    • 42 min
    NOW WHAT?! Is this early puberty?

    NOW WHAT?! Is this early puberty?

    We are adding a second episode each week inspired by listener questions called: WHAT NOW?! where we answer questions and offer next steps to the wild array of challenges that crop up during the decade of puberty. This week’s question: Is my 5-year old in puberty?
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
134 Ratings

134 Ratings

Annie O' ,

Thankful for this podcast!

I feel like there is a plethora of podcasts related to raising babies and toddlers, but almost none about raising preteens and teens. Why are they overlooked?! It is such a shift in parenting, it baffles me that this phase is overlooked. I am so thankful that I found this podcast as it has helped me understand what is happening biologically, physically and emotionally to preteens and teens! Thank you!!!

Jo Jo 2912 ,

Love it

I love how it talks about girls and boys puberty. I am a girl who is going through puberty and this has really helped me understand what is going on. I love it so much and suggest you listen to it as well

JBCSanC ,

Must listen

This is hands down the podcast that every parent needs. Tackling every aspect of this time period with candor and humor, Cara and Vanessa help parents connect with their kids through an otherwise awkward stage. Highly recommend for anyone looking for support…and a few laughs.

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