Raising an adolescent daughter is emotionally challenging for most parents. Girls in the 10+ age group tend to begin a long period of time, several years, when their opinions and ideas change considerably from the more simple ideas of their childhood days. They are changing because of the effects of both brain development and hormonal changes happening to their body. They are also fighting their way into a more independent lifestyle that brings greater emotional challenges into their lives.
Maybe he won’t say it but this is what he feels after you talk to him about wet dreams.
I thought this picture captured how most moms feel most of the time when they are raising young teenagers … in over their head!
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.