Heeeelp as much as I want to deny it my male TWEEN is in the midst of PUBERTY! There I said it and it still feels awkward! I think this may last a moment. I know I should just face reality but why? Please someone tell me why? My TWEEN proceeded to discuss with me an aspect of puberty that should only be shared with a male. ……I told him to HALT put on the brakes! and pick up the phone and call the other parent, please, please! What does he do? sent a TEXT to arrange the discussion, what is wrong with this picture? It is ridiculous how this mode of communication has no level of urgency. He was hesitant about sharing with the other parent but I reassured him it is a natural part of life and definitely nothing to be ashamed of! I think I am on the right track, petrified but on the right track! I think for moments like this he deserves a face to face, not FACE TIME or a TEXT MESSAGE!
One thing I know for sure about parenting, it is not for the faint at heart! There is no perfect timing or schedule, as a parent you have to deal with the challenges as they come. We may want our children to stay our babies, that is fighting the inevitable! My TWEEN is so computer savvy but I think some topics warrant conversation and not a session of perusing the internet to get the answers.
My preference is not to intervene and allow my TWEEN to have the much needed discussion with the other parent. What are your thoughts on effectively raising a boy child?