How to talk and what to say to my daughters about the upcoming changes in their bodies

Sara - posted on 09/30/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hi! I'm new to this website. I was very excited to find a place to glean information from like-minded moms. Moms that want to raise our children spiritually. Right now, I have three girls, 8, 6 and 2. My eight year old has started on her female journey with, dare I say it? Breast buds! Aggghhhh! We have an open communicative relationship, but this is my first foray into dealing with this and I want to do it the right way! The Christian way, God's way. Can I get some advice from you christian moms that are in this or past this point with your girls? Help!

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The American Girl body book called The Care and Keeping of You is excellent! It's not from a specifically Christian perspective, but it's just about body changes and taking care of yourself properly. I read it w/ my girls when they were 7 (they'll be 9 in December now) and they still read it from time to time.

I have heard that 'Almost Twelve' is a good Christian book for young people about sex, but I'm going to wait another year before getting that one.

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