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 you’re a mom in her 40s and have a daughter in her early teens and in puberty, you may have noticed some similarities between what you and her are experiencing at the same time.
When you think back to what you were taught about your female anatomy, starting your first period, and issues with reproduction, there was probably a lot of information missing. Now that you have a child, it can make this a very different experience for them.