Does it feel too early to start a conversation with your eight or nine-year-old child about puberty? As you watch them playing with their friends, you might feel like it is too soon. But, trust me, this change is already starting inside their body.
You feel a lot of pain as your adolescent is pushing away from you to gain their independence. What is happening?
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.