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 your daughter is 5-7 years old, this is the best time to begin to teach her about her girl anatomy. She will likely have lots of interesting questions and she won’t be as shy as she might be in just a couple years as she enters puberty.
Dad is typically a little surprised at the changes he sees in his daughter as she becomes an adolescent. He will need encouragement and a little direction to help him navigate the important role he has to inspire and support his daughter on her path to becoming a young adult.
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.