New Puberty Resource Gives Parents More Choice

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A new online resource from Choicez Media gives parents new options when addressing questions of sexual development with their children.

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Parents to be given new tools and confidence via new resource.

A new online parenting resource gives parents new options when it comes to having the dreaded puberty talk with their own children.

Developed by Australian business Choicez Media, the online program aims to address the growing concern felt by some parents as government and public education programs continue to target younger and young children. Some critics argue that the positioning of sexuality education within the wider area of public health concerns has meant some areas of curriculum have been hijacked by special interest groups.

The new resource called Things Are Changing aims to restore some balance by allowing parents to deliver the first stages of sexuality formation in their own homes within their own timeframes.

Consisting of a series of online videos inside their own private membership area the program explores both gender specific physiological changes but also emotional and relationship changes. The program also explores key relationship themes such as marriage and fertility.

Director of Choicez Media, Jonathan E Doyle MLMEd states, "The journey of puberty is about so much more than just physical changes. It is about what we call an 'integral view of the person' - it is the ability of parents to be their guides and mentors of their own children's capacity to love and to form truly healthy relationships."

Doyle believes that while schools have some role to play in this task of formation their essential role should be to simply support the work that is undertaken by parents. He argues that grouping thirty young children together in one room and presenting a standardised block of content fails to take into account their wide range of emotional and physical development. Some children may experience anxiety or confusion when presented with concepts they are not ready to grasp.

The new site at puberty.co is about to roll out a new series of blogs, parent training videos and podcasts in an effort to operate as a resource base for parents on a range of topics related to childhood development and relationships.

Doyle says, "No one has all the answers when it comes to parenting. That is why we aim to build a community of knowledge around some great content. In the modern world, parents are faces with huge pressures both in terms of time and things like the impact of technology on their kids. The more tools we can give them the better."

While the topic of puberty has relevance to all parents at key moments in their child's development Doyle argues that there has been a lack of high quality and easy to use resources for a long time. He says, "When you think about how important this topic is and how disempowered and under-resourced many parents feel, it is definitely time to start giving them the confidence and platforms they need to help shape their kids futures in positive ways."

The resource continues to attract a large amount of international interest with visitors to the site from areas as diverse at Connecticut, Prague and Tokyo.

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