If your son is already asking about shaving, it's time to think about how you'll prepare him for the milestone. Shaving is a big deal to many boys and they look forward to iteven if they have to wait a while for puberty to catch up with them. Most boys won't develop facial hair until they're well into puberty generally around age 14 or sowhile others may need to begin shaving in the later tween years.
If you are not sure of how to talk to your tween about body hair, some of the tips provided in this article might help you. Body hair can be an uncomfortable topic for some, especially tweens. Puberty is already a difficult time for children, so keeping a line of connection open and focused around a combination of body positivity and healthy habits are your key to success.
That is, until my oldest son recently made a shocking confession to me. I promise this new one will leave you tongue-tied. I have to admit, the importance of this talk caught me off guard when I was recently having one of those chats with my nowyear-old son about all the things that unknowingly flew over my head while he was in his teen years.
From careful beard maintenance to make-up designed for men, male grooming has come a long way in the last few years. But what about legs? Well, ex-footballer Phil Neville has revealed he started shaving his legs with he moved to Valencia. When you live on the continent, you do as the continentals do.
As my two daughters like to remind me, I went a little overboard talking to them about sex and consent and anatomical terms when they were young. In my defense, I wanted to make sure they knew all the things I discovered on my own, long before they ever needed the information. I wanted them to know they could come to me to talk birds and bees — or the definition of a BJ.
By Susan Spicer Jun 8, Chances are, your preteen son or daughter has begun to sprout some body hair — and may be asking about removing it. But what about hair on the back, legs and arms and in the pubic area?
I can't help but laugh that you think that boys shaving their legs is the root cause of the decline of family. If being manly and procreating is what you want to teach your sons, that's fine by me. I'd rather teach mine to be themselves, and not to start a family until they are ready.
Puberty is a confusing and often stressful and exciting! Of course, not every teen boy has a penis. Some of these conversations may not be appropriate for trans boys, and some may be suited for trans girls.
For all you dads -- and moms -- who think you've got your bases covered with the various "talks" you need to have with your sons, I bring bad news. If you think the "sex" talk sounds uncomfortable, get ready. And if the "drugs and alcohol" talk makes your heart want to break, there's another doozy waiting out there.
I went through puberty at the young age of While I was sprouting hair under my arms and a full B cup, my friends weren't showing any signs of getting their curves or needing a razor. I felt out of place and insecure and was unable to process the fact they would soon catch up—I was worried about what was happening to my body at that moment.