Holly - posted on 04/02/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )
It actually went easier than expected... YAY! I noticed my oldest daughter (9 yo) started growing armpit hair, and she already has began growing breasts. She's been a bit moody, so I know she will begin menstruating soon. So I wanted to have the talk before it happens, and she gets embarrassed, or freaked out. So I sat her and her sister (who is only less than a year younger) how a girls body changes and what she should be expecting, and that she should NEVER be too embarrassed to talk to me about things. I told her how she is growing armpit hair, and that hair will start growing on her privates, and that it is normal. She asked me if I have it, and I said yes. Then I told her how she will at some point see blood come out of her vagina, and that this is normal too. Then of course they asked if that happens to me, and I said yes. I am hoping I touched on this subject appropriately, this is my first talk about this... I didn't mention anything about sex though... I don't know if they are too young. Or if I should, or should I wait for them to ask? Should I tell them now? Should I wait? how did you tell your kids? or how would you tell them?