Fortunately, various women’s movements have raised our awareness of breast cancer. We want our daughters to be thoughtful in the care of their breasts, but I wonder how many of them know the structure of their breast and the changes that happen during the early days of puberty. [Read more…]
On a thankfulness scale of 1-5 (with 5 being the best), where would you place your adolescent?
When they were just young children, we could ask them to say “thank you” at the appropriate times and most children willingly made the correct response. Now that they are older, you just have to hope for the best. [Read more…]
Celebrate Puberty Moments are brief mini-lessons about puberty from me to you.
The topic for this month: Breast Buds
Breast Buds begin to form when girls are entering early puberty at about 8-9 years old.
In this video, I explain how these form and how you can help your daughter be confident and comfortable through this time.
Celebrate Puberty Moments are brief mini-lessons about puberty from me to you. Each month, I introduce a small topic about changes in your child’s body during puberty that you can discuss with your child during the month. The content is specific for a special group of kids. This one is for parents of daughters who are 8-10 years old.
The topic for this month: A Change In Body Odor
Most parents find it hard to believe that their 8-10-year-old daughter has entered early puberty. One sign to look for is a change in her body odor.
Please watch this video to learn more about this, see how you can talk to your daughter about this and an idea for something you can do together to increase her confidence around this change.
When you watch 9-year-old girls as they play with their friends, it is so difficult to believe that their young bodies have likely entered the early days of puberty. Our judgment tells us that they look like children and think like children, so there is still plenty of time to teach them about the changes that are inevitably coming soon. [Read more…]