If your daughter is 8-9 years old, she is likely at the very beginning of puberty. So where do you start? I have a plan that will help you to guide her through the early years of puberty and help it become a special bonding time between the two of you.
So often we think that the time to begin preparing our daughters for puberty is when they start showing signs that puberty is right around the corner. I would like to suggest a new idea. Let’s help them understand what about their body makes them unique, even before puberty begins.
If you’re a parent that homeschools, I would like to introduce you to my series of books that prepare kids for puberty.
When your adolescent son becomes 13 years or older, it is time for him to learn more about reproduction. The biology will be interesting to him because now he will begin to understand how the girl’s reproductive system works. I think most adolescents are interested in learning the other side of the story, and teaching them the basic biology is the way to begin.
We are so careful to make sure that our daughters are ready for their first period. But after they start having regular monthly periods, they have likely reached the end of puberty and have entered sexual maturity.