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.
Puberty is the time when a girl’s reproductive system matures. It is only natural that also during puberty your daughter is going to have questions about changes in a boy during puberty.
I thought this picture captured how most moms feel most of the time when they are raising young teenagers … in over their head!
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.
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.