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About the Talk:
This generation of kids is entering puberty earlier than ever, but the process isn’t happening any faster. In fact, it’s moving more slowly. Learn about how to tell when kids are starting to go into puberty, why this process now lasts many (many!) years, and why their brains don’t mature any earlier, even when their bodies do. Understanding hormones, decision making, and the rest of the path through puberty in the 2020’s helps kids … and the adults who are raising them.
About the presenter:
CARA NATTERSON, MD, is a pediatrician, consultant, and New York Times bestselling author of puberty and parenting books. In 2020, she launched OOMLA, a company dedicated to making puberty more comfortable, literally.
Cara’s journey through health advocacy began at Harvard College, Johns Hopkins Medical School, and the University of California at San Francisco. In 2000, Cara joined Tenth Street Pediatrics in Santa Monica, caring for thousands of kids from birth through their teen years. In 2008, she founded Worry Proof Consulting, a practice that gives parents time their primary doctors often don’t have to cover medical, behavioral, and parenting issues in depth. Cara travels the country speaking to both kids and parents about taking ownership of their health and wellness, translating cutting- edge research into understandable, actionable, and even entertaining information.
Cara has served on several boards as a Director or Advisor, including Starlight Children’s Foundation, The Honest Company, Zemcar, Baby2Baby, and The John Thomas Dye School.
And when she’s not doing any of this other stuff, she is spending time with the people who make her all the better at it: her husband and two teenage kids.