Puberty can be a really confusing time, and pubic hair isn’t exactly dinner table conversation. You’re not the only girl who thinks it’s really awkward and weird to talk about puberty, but most adults think it’s totally normal to have questions about the changes in your body. Here are ways to work up the courage to ask someone your questions about puberty.Talking to Mum About Puberty
It's great if you and your mum or some other adult have already talked about lots of stuff. Then, asking questions is a piece of cake. But in some families, talking about the body is limited to what to eat and how to take care of your teeth. Most girls need to work up their courage. They may feel awkward and embarrassed. That's perfectly normal, but don't let that stop you from talking to someone. It can be a big relief and a comfort. A problem shared is a problem halved, right?Talking to Friends and Relatives About Puberty
In many families, there may be someone else you feel more comfortable with, such as your stepmum, father, grandma, aunt or older sister. Some girls talk to a teacher, the school nurse or their doctor. Others may know a friend's mum who's easy to talk to.When to Talk About Puberty
Timing is everything. Once you decide who to talk to, you'll want to choose the right time. For example, if you want to ask your mum, wait for a time when she isn't busy doing other things. If she seems to be busy all the time, you may want to say, "Mum, there's something I'd like to talk to you about when you have time". This way, you won't keep putting off the discussion.
You are the best judge of how to talk to the people in your life, but this may be one way to approach the subject. However you do it, both of you are likely to feel glad you talked.
Have you talked to anyone about puberty yet? Who?