Boobs, bras, periods – there's so much to look forward to when you're a preteen (haha)! All joking aside, it's good to be prepared for what's coming your way, so how do you prepare your daughter for what’s going to happen to her body? How did you, or will you handle talking to her about puberty?
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January 2, 2013 at 3:48 PM
Since my daughter is only 3 months, I can only say that I expect to talk to her the way my mother talked to me. But here's a bump to keep this thread up top.
Dd isn't a tween yet (she'll be 7 on the 4th), but I had to have a very basic talk w/ her about periods when she was 4- she followed me into the bathrm during that time of the month and asked me why my pee was red. . . As she gets older, I'll just build on that.
by TempestRayneJanuary 3, 2013 at 11:36 AMWe have been talking about puberty since she was four and she walked in on me changing my pad during my period and freaked out. I am just matter of fact about it. Straight forward and no nonsense.
We have been talking about puberty since she was four and she walked in on me changing my pad during my period and freaked out. I am just matter of fact about it. Straight forward and no nonsense.
Yeah....i feel like that is the best way. They have seen me changed hundreds of times. They have asked me about my boobs, my pubic hairs, etc. I just answer them.