My dad isn't around. How can I talk to my mom about guy stuff?
When you're going through all the changes of puberty,
you should have someone you can go to when you have a question or concern. That person
could be your mom. (Moms know about guy stuff, too!) You could also turn to a male
relative, like a grandfather, uncle, or older cousin. When you visit your doctor,
you can ask him or her questions. They're experts in how kids' bodies grow and change.
One easy place to start is with a website for kids (like this one!) or a good book
about growing up. Your mom could help you find one or you could search the health
section in your local library. Sometimes knowing a few facts can help you feel more
comfortable when talking to your mom about growing up.
Date reviewed: January 2017