It can take your breath away when your adolescent hits that one big growth spurt! One day, you are taller than them and it seems like just a day later, you are looking eye-to-eye.
It might be confusing for you to separate the development that happens during adolescence, especially the rapid brain development that is happening, from the changes that are so obvious during those few years of puberty.
Parents have their own expectations for what they want their child to learn about puberty and later about sexual maturity. It’s important you research what your school is going to teach your child to make sure it’s compatible with your wishes.
Have you noticed a change in your 8-9-year-old daughter’s emotions? It is certainly confusing to parents when this starts happening. At first, you might think that she is just trying to be difficult. But, what’s actually happening is she’s becoming an adolescent.
If daughter is about 5-7 years old, I want to help you as you begin to teach her about her body.