If you have a daughter who is about 5 to 7 years old, now is the time to begin special talks with her about her body. My description for the spirit behind these talks is “celebration.” Helping her understand how she is special as a girl is something to be celebrated.
Little girls are curious about where babies are growing inside the mommy’s tummy. They are also a little confused because they thought food was in mommy’s tummy. Using some anatomy terms, we can easily erase the confusion.
One of the most important reasons I wrote my series of books for boys, and separately for girls, is to educate them about reproduction. From the first book written for 5-7 years old, through the next four books, I am carefully guiding their learning to achieve my mission.
The number one challenge I hear from parents who are raising adolescent children is their frustration over their child’s up and down emotions. The constant arguing, disrespectful responses, and abrupt angry moments can be daily occurrences. I understand how parents feel and I don’t have a magic answer to change this. But I do have one suggestion that could be helpful in your relationship with your child.
As puberty begins, both boys and girls will notice a change in their skin because of the impact of rising testosterone in their body.