Tara LaBerge, right, talks with daughters Allison, center, 11, and Carlie, 14, at their home in Sherwood while playing a board game.
Tara LaBerge of Sherwood has learned over the years that talking to her daughters about puberty and the changes they face is an ongoing process.
But she wants to lay a foundation with her daughters, ages 11 and 14, that includes family values and opens the line of communication so they feel comfortable coming to her with any questions. Having conversations about puberty is important so they get a proper and positive view of their body and know that they were created special, LaBerge said.
"Puberty is a normal process of physical and emotional changes," said Lori Deering, Lifespan educator and ...