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How early should parents be having ‘the talk’ with their kids?

Tom Elliott

What age should parents begin speaking to their kids about puberty?  

New research suggests that parents should be having that conversation earlier than you might think.

Up to 40 per cent of girls and 20 percent of boys are showing signs of puberty as early as 8-years-old. 

Dr Ben Edwards, Associate Professor at the Australian Institute of Family Studies spoke with 3AW Drive to explain. 

‘The talk doesn’t necessarily have to be all the nuts and bolts, it’s better to start a little bit earlier than you think than to wait,’ he advised.   

Click PLAY below to hear Dr Ben Edwards’ advice. 

Tom Elliott
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