Puberty can be exciting, awkward and confusing for children and parents alike. The goal of this workshop is to help parents discuss puberty, adolescence and sex with their children in a natural and conversational way.
Dr. Aletha Akers will join us for the third year to lead a discussion on best practices for encouraging dialogue with the tween/young adult.
Dr. Akers is an adolescent gynecologist and medical director of Adolescent Gynecology Consultative Services in the Craig-Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine at CHOP. She is a faculty member of CHOP's Policylab and an expert in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, having conducted studies on how best to help parents to talk with their children about sex, how to encourage adolescents to wait before having sex and how to reduce pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection rates in teens.