Hi, I’m Dolly Klock. I am a Family Physician and mom of a teen and a “tween”. With over fifteen years of clinical experience in the field of Family Medicine, I have had the privilege of helping countless kids and their parents start important conversations about tricky subjects— puberty and sex, drugs and alcohol, body image, technology use, and so much more. As I watch my own children grow, these topics have become even more meaningful to me. And because I am knee-deep in these particular parenting waters myself, I frequently get questions from parents in my own community:
When and how should I start talking to my kids about puberty or sex?
My 9-year-old daughter has pubic hair-- is that normal?
I found my 12-year-old son googling “boobs”-- what should I do?
My 16-year-old is getting serious with her boyfriend. How do I talk to her about safe sex, while still imparting our family’s values?
My 4-year-old just asked me where babies come from-- do I have to answer her?
I want to talk to my 6th grade boy about his changing body, but he just won’t engage in a conversation.
I’m a single dad raising daughters. How should I talk to them about periods and dating?
Most pediatricians and family doctors do a wonderful job of tackling these subjects during medical visits, but in the midst of a busy practice, time is not always on their side. It is quite common for parents to want extra support in this area, and kids often need additional time to open up. With this in mind, I started giving parenting seminars on puberty and adolescent issues. The response was overwhelming, and ADOLESSONS was born. It is my goal that, together, we will be able to open lines of communication, tackle important topics with facts and humor, and build community. Let’s talk.
Dorothy Klock, MD is a Board Certified Family Physician. Dr. Klock holds a BS from UCLA, earned her MD from Albany Medical College, and completed her Family Medicine residency at Brown University-Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. Klock has over fifteen years of clinical experience in the Los Angeles area, including 13 years in the Department of Family Medicine at Kaiser Permanente, and she served as a medical advisor for the entire run of the hit TV sit-com Scrubs. Dr. Klock leads parenting seminars regularly, offers parent-child puberty classes, group workshops for kids and teens, and is available for private parenting consultation.
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