Has your 5-7-year-old son started asking you questions about his boy anatomy? They tend to be very curious about their penis and want everyone to know about their questions. This is normal and healthy exploration on the part of your son, but make sure you answer his questions.
It seems natural to teach our daughters about hormones, like estrogen and progesterone, because they are part of the menstrual cycle. Changes in the levels of these hormones throughout the cycle results in a menstrual period each month and that is something every young girl needs to know about.
Each family is unique in how they talk to their sons about reproduction. Until they are about 15 years old, the focus is usually on the changes that are happening to them during puberty. But, now that puberty is over, it is time to continue those discussions by including information about how it is different for girls. [Read more…]
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.
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.