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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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Mood Swings

Mood Swings

2024-06-1845:43

Swinging moods are a hallmark of the puberty years. And since kids start puberty earlier than ever before, so too do those emotional ups and downs. Understanding the physiology of rising and falling hormones makes it much easier to develop strategies for managing this roller coaster ride – for adults and kids alike.Show Notes:Join our LESS AWKWARD MEMBERSHIP Visit Bioptimizers.com/oomla and use promo code OOMLA during checkout to save 10 percentGet 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 AwkwardCheck out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.comTo bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.comTo submit listener questions email podcast@lessawkward.comWatch the full episode on Youtube!Produced by Peoples Media Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The second re-release in a series of 3: What do middle school kids need to know about sex and when? The learning curve is steep between 5th - 8th grade. Not only is this a time when kids are progressing through puberty, but it’s also when most begin health and sex education classes in school… and also when most get their own phone. We cover how to stay ahead of all of it.Show Notes:Join our LESS AWKWARD MEMBERSHIP Visit Bioptimizers.com/oomla and use promo code OOMLA during checkout to save 10 percentGet 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 AwkwardCheck out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.comTo bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.comTo submit listener questions email podcast@lessawkward.comWatch the full episode on Youtube!Produced by Peoples Media Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Stress is ubiquitous, with new stressors appearing regularly in tween and teen lives. Clinical psychologist Dr. Jenny Taitz shares practical strategies for people of all ages to manage overwhelming emotions. Show Notes:Stress Resets by Dr. Jenny TaitzJoin our LESS AWKWARD MEMBERSHIP Visit Bioptimizers.com/PUBERTY and use code PUBERTY10 for 10% off your purchase.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 AwkwardCheck out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.comTo bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.comTo submit listener questions email podcast@lessawkward.comWatch the full episode on Youtube!Produced by Peoples Media Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The first re-release in a series of 3: What do younger kids need to know about sex and when? We cover all the conversations kids need, from kindergarten until they start middle school. How to build the foundation — anatomically correct vocabulary, consent, and privacy — using age-appropriate and inclusive language.Show Notes:Join our LESS AWKWARD MEMBERSHIP Visit Bioptimizers.com/PUBERTY and use code PUBERTY10 for 10% off your purchase.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 AwkwardCheck out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.comTo bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.comTo submit listener questions email podcast@lessawkward.comWatch the full episode on Youtube!Produced by Peoples Media Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Trends in sexual behaviors continuously evolve, with often older generations often judging the choices of younger ones. That’s nothing new. But today, there are some new norms that feel particularly alarming like, for example, the prevalence of choking during sex and other forms of rough sex. Professor Debby Herbenick, sexuality researcher responsible for much of the emerging data, joins us to share her insights.Show Notes:Yes, Your Kid: What Parents Need to Know About Today's Teens and SexJoin our LESS AWKWARD MEMBERSHIP Visit Bioptimizers.com/PUBERTY and use code PUBERTY10 for 10% off your purchase.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 AwkwardCheck out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.comTo bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.comTo submit listener questions email podcast@lessawkward.comWatch the full episode on Youtube!Produced by Peoples Media Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
A new bestselling bookThe Anxious Generation is making big waves in the parenting world. Jonathan Haidt presents incredibly important data, but the messaging around the book is scaring many parents, making some feel terrible about their tech choices. This episode walks through what he gets right (sociological data, tech use trends, and the importance of limit setting) and what he gets wrong (specifics about puberty and brain development).Show Notes:Join our LESS AWKWARD MEMBERSHIP Go to magicspoon.com/PUBERTY to save $5Visit Bioptimizers.com/PUBERTY and use code PUBERTY10 for 10% off your purchase.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 AwkwardCheck out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.comTo bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.comTo submit listener questions email podcast@lessawkward.comWatch the full episode on Youtube!Produced by Peoples Media Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Whether it’s a kid who has moved out of their childhood home or one who’s just away for the summer, there’s a list of conversations to have before they fly the coop. Dr. Jill Grimes, author of the Ultimate College Student Handbook – one of our favorite high school graduation gifts! – shares her best tips on everything from drugs to birth control to when to take yourself to the emergency room.Show Notes:Updated Ultimate College Student Health HandbookJoin our LESS AWKWARD MEMBERSHIP Go to magicspoon.com/PUBERTY to save $5Visit Bioptimizers.com/PUBERTY and use code PUBERTY10 for 10% off your purchase.Go to FACTORMEALS.COM/puberty50 and use code puberty50 to get 50% off your order.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 AwkwardCheck out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.comTo bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.comTo submit listener questions email podcast@lessawkward.comWatch the full episode on Youtube!Produced by Peoples Media Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Human bodies aren’t designed to live with chronic stress, and yet these days, so many do. Including kids. This episode explains the physiology of the stress response, what happens in tween and teen bodies in particular, and steps to manage it.Show Notes: *Note: This episode tethers to a newsletter article for our membership – if you want to receive deep dive articles, join at Less AwkwardGo to magicspoon.com/PUBERTY to save $5Visit Bioptimizers.com/PUBERTY and use code PUBERTY10 for 10% off your purchase.Go to FACTORMEALS.COM/puberty50 and use code puberty50 to get 50% off your order.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 AwkwardCheck out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.comTo bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.comTo submit listener questions email podcast@lessawkward.comWatch the full episode on Youtube!Produced by Peoples Media Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Disordered eating and eating disorders – two separate issues along a single continuum – are widespread among tweens and teens. While these struggles aren’t new, rates are up and people are talking about them more openly. This episode starts by defining terminology like anorexia, bulimia, bingeing, purging, bigorexia, and orthorexia. Then we get into all of the reasons why kids (and adults) might experience one or more.Show Notes:Center for Emotional WellnessJoin our LESS AWKWARD MEMBERSHIP Go to magicspoon.com/PUBERTY to save $5Visit Bioptimizers.com/PUBERTY and use code PUBERTY10 for 10% off your purchase.Go to FACTORMEALS.COM/puberty50 and use code puberty50 to get 50% off your order.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 AwkwardCheck out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.comTo bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.comTo submit listener questions email podcast@lessawkward.comWatch the full episode on Youtube!Produced by Peoples Media Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
To Spy Or Not To Spy?

To Spy Or Not To Spy?

2024-05-1744:58

A listener asks: Is it ok to snoop through your kid’s phone? And if you do, and then you find something surprising or worrying, what next? We cover the complexities of talking to kids when information was gathered while spying on them. Show Notes:Join our LESS AWKWARD MEMBERSHIP Go to magicspoon.com/PUBERTY to save $5Visit Bioptimizers.com/PUBERTY and use code PUBERTY10 for 10% off your purchase.Go to FACTORMEALS.COM/puberty50 and use code puberty50 to get 50% off your order.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 AwkwardCheck out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.comTo bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.comTo submit listener questions email podcast@lessawkward.comWatch the full episode on Youtube!Produced by Peoples Media Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This sounds negative, but it’s not: helping kids to avoid failure is a major parenting goal. They need to learn to handle setbacks in order to navigate life. Educator and author of 8 Setbacks that Can Make a Child a Success, Michelle Icard, g0es beyond managing kids’ failure to making space for healthy risk taking.Show Notes:Join our LESS AWKWARD MEMBERSHIP Go to magicspoon.com/PUBERTY to save $5Visit Bioptimizers.com/PUBERTY and use code PUBERTY10 for 10% off your purchase.Go to FACTORMEALS.COM/puberty50 and use code puberty50 to get 50% off your order.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 AwkwardCheck out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.comTo bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.comTo submit listener questions email podcast@lessawkward.comWatch the full episode on Youtube!Produced by Peoples Media Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ah, the first pancake: it’s either overcooked, undercooked, or somehow both simultaneously. Every parent (and grandparent, too!) lives a steep learning curve the first time through, racking up a long list of what and how they could have done better. But there’s also a silver lining as we all get better at the job over time. This episode is about letting go of the guilt we feel when we make mistakes, instead leaning into a parenting growth mindset.Show Notes:Join our LESS AWKWARD MEMBERSHIP Go to magicspoon.com/PUBERTY to save $5Visit Bioptimizers.com/PUBERTY and use code PUBERTY10 for 10% off your purchase.Go to FACTORMEALS.COM/puberty50 and use code puberty50 to get 50% off your order.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 AwkwardCheck out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.comTo bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.comTo submit listener questions email podcast@lessawkward.comWatch the full episode on Youtube!Produced by Peoples Media Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Trailblazing integrative pediatrician and author of Healthy Kids, Happy Kids Elisa Song has long been a deep believer in the brain-gut connection. Her two decades in functional medicine have made her a leading voice… you’ll understand why when you hear how she explains the gut microbiome to the youngest kids and connects it to issues like teen anxiety for the older ones. Show Notes:Go to magicspoon.com/PUBERTY to save $5Visit Bioptimizers.com/PUBERTY and use code PUBERTY10 for 10% off your purchase.Go to FACTORMEALS.COM/puberty50 and use code puberty50 to get 50% off your order.Get 25% off your first order of Phyla, when you visit PhylaBiotics.com and use the code PUBERTY at checkout!Order Elisa's book: Healthy Kids, Happy KidsNEW! Community Membership and link this https://lessawkward.com/community/Order our book This Is So AwkwardCheck out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.comTo bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.comTo submit listener questions email podcast@lessawkward.comWatch the full episode on Youtube!Produced by Peoples Media Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Setting a Firm Limit

Setting a Firm Limit

2024-05-0343:33

A listener wrote in asking: if I give my kid a hard “no” answer to something I know they really want to do, am I just setting them up to go behind my back and do it anyway? Limit setting would be so much easier if it were black and white. This episode explores the gray area of boundary-setting so that adults can remain in conversation with the kids they’re desperately trying to keep safe.Show Notes:Go to magicspoon.com/PUBERTY to save $5Visit Bioptimizers.com/PUBERTY and use code PUBERTY10 for 10% off your purchase.Go to FACTORMEALS.COM/puberty50 and use code puberty50 to get 50% off your order.Get 25% off your first order of Phyla, when you visit PhylaBiotics.com and use the code PUBERTY at checkout!NEW! Community Membership and link this https://lessawkward.com/community/Order our book This Is So AwkwardCheck out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.comTo bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.comTo submit listener questions email podcast@lessawkward.comWatch the full episode on Youtube!Produced by Peoples Media Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Author and economist Emily Oster covers all the ways to apply data to thoughtful decisions, from wellness to managing illness. There’s science all around us, but sometimes so many numbers that we feel overwhelmed. Emily to the rescue.Show Notes:Go to magicspoon.com/PUBERTY to save $5Visit Bioptimizers.com/PUBERTY and use code PUBERTY10 for 10% off your purchase.Go to FACTORMEALS.COM/puberty50 and use code puberty50 to get 50% off your order.Get 25% off your first order of Phyla, when you visit PhylaBiotics.com and use the code PUBERTY at checkout!NEW! Community Membership and link this https://lessawkward.com/community/Order our book This Is So AwkwardCheck out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.comTo bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.comTo submit listener questions email podcast@lessawkward.comWatch the full episode on Youtube!Produced by Peoples Media Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Smells and Puberty

Smells and Puberty

2024-04-2656:51

Odors make a grand entrance as bodies grow and change. This episode covers everything from how we smell (olfaction) to how we smell (stinky or delicious). There are lots of specific ways to prevent potent odors on increasingly sweaty, oily, hairy bodies — we dig into many of them. Show Notes:Go to magicspoon.com/PUBERTY to save $5Visit Bioptimizers.com/PUBERTY and use code PUBERTY10 for 10% off your purchase.Go to FACTORMEALS.COM/puberty50 and use code puberty50 to get 50% off your order.Get 25% off your first order of Phyla, when you visit PhylaBiotics.com and use the code PUBERTY at checkout!NEW! Community Membership and link this https://lessawkward.com/community/Order our book This Is So AwkwardCheck out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.comTo bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.comTo submit listener questions email podcast@lessawkward.comWatch the full episode on Youtube!Produced by Peoples Media Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Menopause maven Dr. Mary Claire Haver, author of The New Menopause, joins us to debunk myths and educate listeners about some of the big topics like: hormone therapy treatment, the data on estrogen, and new ways to approach this complex stage of life that so often intersects with puberty.Show Notes:Go to magicspoon.com/PUBERTY to save $5Visit Bioptimizers.com/PUBERTY and use code PUBERTY10 for 10% off your purchase.Go to FACTORMEALS.COM/puberty50 and use code puberty50 to get 50% off your order.Get 25% off your first order of Phyla, when you visit PhylaBiotics.com and use the code PUBERTY at checkout!The New Menopause by Mary Claire HaverNorth American Menopause SocietyNEW! Community Membership and link this https://lessawkward.com/community/Order our book This Is So AwkwardCheck out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.comTo bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.comTo submit listener questions email podcast@lessawkward.comWatch the full episode on Youtube!Produced by Peoples Media Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Recent news highlights troubling trends in sex, like sexual strangulation (often called choking). Acknowledgment of sexual aggression among teens and young adults — and they report lots of it — has motivated many adults to engage in conversations about sexual mores with the kids in their lives… not one of the sex talks they ever imagined having. This episode provides some initial ways into those conversations.Show Notes:Go to magicspoon.com/PUBERTY to save $5Visit Bioptimizers.com/PUBERTY and use code PUBERTY10 for 10% off your purchase.Go to FACTORMEALS.COM/puberty50 and use code puberty50 to get 50% off your order.Get 25% off your first order of Phyla, when you visit PhylaBiotics.com and use the code PUBERTY at checkout!The Troubling Trend in Teenage SexNEW! Community Membership and link this https://lessawkward.com/community/Order our book This Is So AwkwardCheck out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.comTo bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.comTo submit listener questions email podcast@lessawkward.comWatch the full episode on Youtube!Produced by Peoples Media Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Managing technology use is one of the steepest climbs in the modern age. It’s true for ourselves, and goes double for kids we care about. Dr. Michael Rich, author of The Mediatrician’s Guide and founder/director of the Digital Wellness Lab, frames the current issues and then offers calm, thoughtful advice.Show Notes:Go to magicspoon.com/PUBERTY to save $5Visit Bioptimizers.com/PUBERTY and use code PUBERTY10 for 10% off your purchase.Go to FACTORMEALS.COM/puberty50 and use code puberty50 to get 50% off your order.Get 25% off your first order of Phyla, when you visit PhylaBiotics.com and use the code PUBERTY at checkout!The Mediatrician’s GuideDigital Wellness LabOrder our book This Is So AwkwardCheck out all our speaking and curriculum at www.lessawkward.com and our super comfy products at www.myoomla.comTo bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.comTo submit listener questions email thepubertypodcast@gmail.comWatch the full episode on Youtube!Produced by Peoples Media Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this live recording, Dr. Aliza Pressman offers actionable and realistic ways to build resilience in kids (and ourselves). Her advice, grounded in the fundamental principles of developmental psychology, adds a joyful and humorous twist!Show Notes:Go to magicspoon.com/PUBERTY to save $5Visit Bioptimizers.com/PUBERTY and use code PUBERTY10 for 10% off your purchase.Go to FACTORMEALS.COM/puberty50 and use code puberty50 to get 50% off your order.Get 25% off your first order of Phyla, when you visit PhylaBiotics.com and use the code PUBERTY at checkout!Order Dr. Aliza Pressman's book The 5 Principles of Parenting(And 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.comTo bring us to your school or community email operations@lessawkward.comTo submit listener questions email thepubertypodcast@gmail.comWatch the full episode on Youtube!Produced by Peoples MediaTranscript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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