If you’re a mom in her 40s and have a daughter in her early teens and in puberty, you may have noticed some similarities between what you and her are experiencing at the same time.
When you think back to what you were taught about your female anatomy, starting your first period, and issues with reproduction, there was probably a lot of information missing. Now that you have a child, it can make this a very different experience for them.
So often we emphasize concepts in reproduction and forget that our teen might not understand the basic information behind the concept. For example, although they might know that a condom helps prevent pregnancy, do they know how the condom does that?
There is so much more to teach your 15+ year old son now that he is through puberty. You are preparing him for sexual maturity.
If you homeschool your daughter, or you have chosen not to have her participate in the school presentation about puberty, I have an alternative that will help prepare her for her first period.