As your daughter prepares for her first period, keeping track of when her period starts each month is important so that she can always be prepared.
If you have been following my blogs and videos, you know how important I think it is to make sure our sons have a solid understanding of the basic structure and function of their reproductive system as they enter puberty. We need to get ahead of what they might learn on the internet or from other sources that may not be accurate. It’s best if you have control over what they learn.
I always want to encourage you to purchase one of my age-appropriate books for your child. Their needs change as they grow through the years and my books will grow with them.
Seeing blood has always been a sign that something is very wrong. It’s important that our daughters learn that menstrual blood does not mean something is wrong. It is the result of a healthy cleansing of the inside of the uterus. It is good for us.
Without realizing it, a boy in the 12+ age group could wake up one morning with wet sheets. There are no warning signs to prepare him. He might think that he has wet the bed during the night, but with more checking, he will realize the wetness is not due to urine. Without a plan, he could feel confused and wonder what to do about this situation. He will also question if it is normal for this to happen.