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How would you recommend moms talk to their sons about puberty?

Glen Craig

Moms need to be frank and stick to the facts. You have to be able to talk to your son honestly without getting squeamish about the topic. Let them know that physical changes are coming (if they haven't already). Let them know they are about to grow hair all over, especially in places they wouldn't necessarily expect. Tell them how their voices are going to crack all over but will eventually deepen. Let them know that their bodies are going through transformations that will lead them into being young men. And them them know this is normal and OK. Also let them know that those icky things called girls are going to start be interesting. That's OK too. These things happen to everyone. Now here's the kicker - make sure your son knows he can come to you ANYTIME he wants to talk or has a question. Be there for him. And understand that it's a strange time for your son. Be there and give him some space at the same time (balance is hard). Glen Craig Parenting Family Money http://parentingfamilymoney.com/
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What is your best tip for not losing your temper with children?

Glen Craig

Before you blow up, take a few seconds and breathe. Really. A good deep breath can do wonders to dissipate anger and frustration. Also try to realize that whatever the kids did they probably didn't do on purpose to upset you (usually).
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What food would you most like to banish from school cafeterias?

Glen Craig

Get rid of sodas and sugar-heavy drinks. You think something like a juice is good for you but many are LOADED with sugar.
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