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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).

The Puberty Prof Lori Reichel

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.4 • 19 Ratings

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).

    Trivia Game Reminder!

    Trivia Game Reminder!

    Reminders!


    The Fall Series Trivia Game will be released next week (Dec. 6);
    The Fall Series, episodes 66 to 77, included information from the NSES that parents and other caregivers can refer to for age- and developmentally- appropriate content; AND
    3. The book titled Common Questions Children Ask About Puberty: Insights from a nationally recognized health education expert, is a GREAT GIFT for people you care about! Consider purchasing the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Common-Questions-Children-About-Puberty/dp/1732032912/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

    The YouTube clip for this mini-episode is found here: https://youtu.be/XlUEx8nWUYk
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 5 min
    77. A Kid Friendly Way to Talk about Interpersonal Violence and Empathy with Guest Mr. Sean

    77. A Kid Friendly Way to Talk about Interpersonal Violence and Empathy with Guest Mr. Sean

    Probably the most challenging topic for the Puberty Prof to talk about deals with Interpersonal Violence, including inappropriate touches and personal boundaries. This episode introduces this topic with the help of Mr. Sean and Rodney. Mr. Sean and Rodney provides in-person and virtual SEL presentations on the topics of empathy and violence prevention while featuring puppetry and original super hero stories. Topics such as bullying, upstanders, racism, and personal body safety/consent are Mr. Sean’s and Rodney’s focus.

    To get in touch with Mr. Sean, email him at: mrseanpresents@gmail.com

    Or check out his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mrseanpresents/

    To watch this episode on the Puberty Prof’s YouTube channel, go to: https://youtu.be/QTNysrYJy3k

    Remember to check out the TALK Puberty app to help start and continue conversations with your pre-teen. 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. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/talk-puberty-app/id1518896929

    Also available is the TALK B4 Sex app which helps to start conversations on a variety of sexuality topics including healthy relationships, feelings and beliefs about sex, and identity. (Click here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/talk-b4-sex/id1550222041)

    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.

     
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 36 min
    76. What do we need to teach kids about interpersonal violence? With guest Dr. Kelli Palfy

    76. What do we need to teach kids about interpersonal violence? With guest Dr. Kelli Palfy

    Although the topic may be uncomfortable, young people need to learn specific information and skills about inappropriate touches, as well as other forms of interpersonal violence. To explain the importance of talking with children,  Dr. Kelli Palfy returns as a guest on the Puberty Prof podcast.

    Dr. Palfy is a clinical psychologist, author, and speaker specializing in sexual abuse. Her books include The Unsafe Neighbour, Pawsitively Me: My Healing Journey, Unfriend Her, and MeN Too.

    To reach her, go to Dr. Palfy’s website at : https://kellipalfy.com

    Watch the full episode on the Puberty Prof’s YouTube Channel at: https://youtu.be/5o-wFWSUn5Y

    Remember to check out the TALK Puberty app to help start and continue conversations with your pre-teen. 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. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/talk-puberty-app/id1518896929

    Also available is the TALK B4 Sex app which helps to start conversations on a variety of sexuality topics including healthy relationships, feelings and beliefs about sex, and identity. (Click here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/talk-b4-sex/id1550222041)

    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.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 45 min
    75. Germs, Hygiene, &Vaccines: Basic “Sexual Health” Info for Kids with Dr. Smalls-Mantey

    75. Germs, Hygiene, &Vaccines: Basic “Sexual Health” Info for Kids with Dr. Smalls-Mantey

    As noted in the last episode of this podcast, sexual health is one topic of the National Sexuality Education Standards. Yet what specific things can we talk to young people about that relates to this topic? The answer is everyday germ transmission and personal hygiene skills! To help explain these basics, Dr. Adjoa Smalls-Mantey joins this episode to talk with the Puberty Prof. Dr. Adjoa Smalls-Mantey, MD, DPhil, is a physician-scientist and writer. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center where she practices emergency psychiatry. Prior to her career in medicine, she conducted HIV immunology research for many years at several institutions including the National Institutes of Health and the University of Oxford. Dr. Smalls-Mantey speaks and writes about public and mental health, and has appeared several times on ABC News and Black News Channel. Her recent co-authored book is Anjali the Brave: All about Vaccines, where readers join Anjali on an inspirational journey as she learns about how vaccines work to keep us safe and healthy, and about the amazing scientists who created them.

    To connect with Dr. Smalls-Mantey you can follow her on instagram @doctoradjoa and @anjalithebrave. Anjali the Brave: All about Vaccines is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers where eBooks are sold. More information is available at www.anjlaithebrave.com.

    To check out the National Sexuality Education Standards , click here: https://www.advocatesforyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/NSES-2020-web-updated2.pdf (Sexual Health information begins around page 47)

    Remember to watch the first 10 minutes of this episode on the Puberty Prof's YouTube Channel at: https://youtu.be/MykhXqBNMLs

    Remember to check out the TALK Puberty app to help start and continue conversations with your pre-teen. 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. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/talk-puberty-app/id1518896929

    Also available is the TALK B4 Sex app which helps to start conversations on a variety of sexuality topics including healthy relationships, feelings and beliefs about sex, and identity. (Click here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/talk-b4-sex/id1550222041)

    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.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 43 min
    74. What is Sexual Health Knowledge and Skills?

    74. What is Sexual Health Knowledge and Skills?

    What do you think is recommended for young people to learn about regarding sexual health? Listen to this episode of the Puberty Prof podcast to find out in which Anita Scheffer returns as a guest. After reading specific performance indicators in the Sexual Health section of the National Sexuality Education Standards, Anita discusses with Dr. Reichel what these statements are about and how things might be explained in the school setting.

    To check out the National Sexuality Education Standards , click here: https://www.advocatesforyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/NSES-2020-web-updated2.pdf (Sexual Health information begins around page 47)

    Remember to check out the TALK Puberty app to help start and continue conversations with your pre-teen. 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. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/talk-puberty-app/id1518896929

    Also available is the TALK B4 Sex app which helps to start conversations on a variety of sexuality topics including healthy relationships, feelings and beliefs about sex, and identity. (Click here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/talk-b4-sex/id1550222041)
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 26 min
    73. What is Sexual Orientation & Identity? with guest Gina Lepore

    73. What is Sexual Orientation & Identity? with guest Gina Lepore

    Do you know what to talk to young people about regarding Sexual Orientation & Identity? Listen to this episode of the Puberty Prof Podcast in which Gina Lepore goes over the age- and developmentally-appropriate concepts for sexual orientation and identity as noted in the National Sexuality Education Standards.

    Gina Lepore, MEd. serves a Project Coordinator and Trainer at ETR and has extensive experience in reproductive and sexual health and sexuality education. Also an adjunct instructor at Cabrio community college. She is also an Adjunct Instructor in Human Sexuality at Cabrillo Community College in California.

    To get in touch with Gina Lepore (at ETR), you can email her at: Gina.lepore@etr.org

    Check out the California Healthy Youth Act here or here.

    To check out the National Sexuality Education Standards , click here: https://www.advocatesforyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/NSES-2020-web-updated2.pdf (Sexual Orientation & Identity information begins around page 47)

    Also- remember to check out the 10 minute YouTube Clip of this episode at this link:

    https://youtu.be/Os-e1k3AXwM

    Remember to check out the TALK Puberty app to help start and continue conversations with your pre-teen. 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. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/talk-puberty-app/id1518896929

    Also available is the TALK B4 Sex app which helps to start conversations on a variety of sexuality topics including healthy relationships, feelings and beliefs about sex, and identity. (Click here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/talk-b4-sex/id1550222041)

     
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Newmama1 ,

Excellent podcast host

Lori is a wonderful host who is incredibly smart and knowledgeable. I thoroughly enjoyed being a guest on her podcast. She is up to date on all the science while keeping the episodes light and engaging. The YouTube videos of the episodes are fantastic!!

Kitten alove ,

love it

Love it. Such a great podcast.I’m a kid and I listen to it

Birds Bees Kids ,

Great podcast to help navigate puberty

Lori knows her stuff when it comes to parenting and puberty! You will feel so much better about this big change of life!

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