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Sept. 23, 2022

212 Teaching Girls About Their Bodies with Lisa Klein

212 Teaching Girls About Their Bodies with Lisa Klein

When I was a little girl, I, like most young girls, was sorely lacking a clear understanding of my own body, how it worked, what changes I could expect it to undergo, and so much more. I learned some things about puberty in school, from friends, from...


When I was a little girl, I, like most young girls, was sorely lacking a clear understanding of my own body, how it worked, what changes I could expect it to undergo, and so much more. I learned some things about puberty in school, from friends, from my older sister… but I wish I had had a really clear guide that laid it all out. Fast forward to 2022, and I learn that a dear friend of mine from my childhood wrote a book about puberty for pre-teen and teen girls, exactly what I needed, and her book was banned in Florida! Dr. Lisa Klein joins us to discuss:

  • Starting the conversation about puberty with your children when they are young, piece by piece like building blocks. You shouldn’t have “the talk” once and be done with it.
  • Ways to talk with your child about puberty and sex without making it uncomfortable for you or them.
  • Answers to some questions your girls might ask that you might not be prepared for.
  • Navigating social media and porn with your child.
  • Teaching puberty to both pre-teens, teens and parents to help create an open conversation between parents and kids so they will feel comfortable asking questions about their body as they get older.
  • Finding out that her book was banned in some parts of Florida, and having her op-ed published in one of the biggest media outlets in the world.

About Lisa Klein:

Dr. Lisa Klein is a board certified Pediatrician and practices outpatient pediatrics at Child Health Associates, PC in Michigan. Dr. Klein is passionate about all aspects of children’s health, but has a special interest in adolescent medicine. Dr. Klein received her undergraduate degree at Emory University in Atlanta, GA and completed her medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. In 2015, Dr. Klein co-founded Turning Teen (www.turningteen.com), a platform to educate parents and children about puberty and adolescence. The goal of Turning Teen is to help transition adolescents through puberty without shame or embarrassment. She believes in empowering parents with tips and tools to successfully tackle difficult conversations with their children. Dr. Klein is the author of the book, “Celebrate your Body 2: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Preteen and Teen Girls,” which is a body-positive guide to puberty for girls ages 10 and older.

To learn more about and follow Lisa Klein:
https://turningteen.com/
https://www.facebook.com/turningteen
https://www.instagram.com/turningteen/
https://twitter.com/turning_teen

And you can find her newest book, “Celebrate your Body 2: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Preteen and Teen Girls,” at Amazon (https://amzn.to/3DI5Ro4)!