We are so careful to make sure that our daughters are ready for their first period. But after they start having regular monthly periods, they have likely reached the end of puberty and have entered sexual maturity.
If you have adolescents who are 15+ years old, they have likely reached sexual maturity. Now it is time to keep the teaching going, but at a new level. This age group is often more challenging to get their support for your teaching attempts, but the topics will definitely be of interest to them.
As you have observed, there is much going on in your daughter’s life during adolescence. One day she is a child, and it seems like overnight, she’s a teenager.
Now that your daughter is nearing the last few years of puberty, she probably wonders what is happening in a boy’s body at a similar age. Here are some suggestions about how to start that conversation with her.
Have you noticed how many girls have their first period at summer camp? When I speak to young girls, my message to them is to always be prepared for a period to start. Put a pad and change of underwear in a small bag and always have it with you, especially at summer camp.