07/07/2015 05:10 EDT | Updated 07/13/2015 10:59 EDT

Developmental Milestones You Probably Aren't Prepared For

All parents want their children to be prepared for the big developmental milestones in life, and this doesn’t just mean a drivers’ license or graduation. They can include the growth of under arm hair and developing street smarts.

The trouble is parents don’t always realize just how early these important conversations need to happen. For example, before your child hits puberty and before they start walking home from school alone.

Here are five milestones parents need to help prepare their kids for.

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