Facts about womanhood

Sharon - posted on 06/13/2016 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My daughter is about ten and a half years old. She might begin menstruating one of these days. How to introduce to her facts of womanhood? Any suggestions?

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Sarah - posted on 06/21/2016

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I have been gone for a bit, but another good book is "It's So Amazing" This book covers everything topic you can consider from reproduction, lifestyles, adoption, etc. It is a liberal and non-judgmental book. I liked it for the information but I did feel the need to address our family's faith based opinions in addition to the text.

Sharon - posted on 06/13/2016

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Thanks. The socio-cultural environment in India is quite different and the girls at the first happening are often confused not already possessing the required information. It is not only about the physiological aspect but the rationale of life style changes, precautions to be taken and opening up to 'new' prowess, too. But I shall try to get the book suggested by you or a similar work. Thanks again,
Sharon

Sarah - posted on 06/13/2016

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The book Dove recommends is one of a series that AG has published. They even have one for boys now too. I agree, these topics are best part of everyday conversation. No need to create mystery about her body and how it works.

Dove - posted on 06/13/2016

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Go right now and get 'The Care and Keeping of You' or a similar book and read it w/ her as soon as possible... and let her keep it for her own viewing. This is something you should have started years ago. My daughters were 7 when I introduced the topic. By 10.5 they fully knew what to expect and had also had a fairly comprehensive sex ed already. Education is key to protection.

Sarah - posted on 06/13/2016

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I don't know why you've waited but you can either just tell her yourself, or there are some good books on the topic. American Girl makes a series for tween, and young teens that discusses all the topics of puberty. Is she showing signs of developing? Hasn't she asked questions about this before?

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