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Do you have a daughter that is 10 years old or older? Are you ready to prepare your daughter for puberty? ME NEITHER! My sweet little girl is just 7 years old right now and I’m thankful “the talk” is hopefully a long way off. I’m not sure how to start the conversation actually and have already been asked the “Where do babies come from?” question by each of my kids. I try to answer with just enough information for what I think their little minds will understand. Like “Babies come from their mommy’s bellies.” Of course as my oldest and my little girl got older they asked how the baby got out of my belly. Then I just went ahead and laid out the whole V word which really confused the heck out of them and they now assume that babies are pooped out. At least I was able to talk about that is a very private area for girls just like the P is for boys and no one is suppose to touch that area or anything and if someone tries to then tell mommy and your Marine daddy who has lots of guns. Yes, a health teacher I am not.
Anywhooo thankfully when the time comes for me to talk birds, bees and puberty with my daughter, there is help!
I was so happy to be told about a video series to help give Mommas wisdom and advice when talking to our daughters about sex, puberty, and growing up. It comes with teaching audios from Shelia Wray Gregorie for moms, but the bulk of the videos are her daughters (aged 20&22) talking to YOUR daughters. Then checklists, discussion questions, and mother-daughter activity ideas help moms continue the conversations. It comes in two versions: One for 10-12 year old girls, and one for 13-15 year old girls. The course is $39 per version, or $69 for both. That gives you one year of access. The VIP version contains both courses, with lifetime access, and a whole bunch of extra goodies. It’s normally $99, but during launch week it’s on sale for $69(until Monday, September 18th, 2017).
On another note… no matter what age your daughters or sons are, you should educate yourself and them about protecting themselves. There is an online video resource (free) to help you with this from SaferSmarterKids.org I learned about this when my youngest was 2 and went through the video with all three of my kids at the time. They each have a “trusted triangle” and still remember it to this day 3 years later (plus we recap it every once in a while). It might just be something that could help protect them in the future.
Whewww! Ok this was a very heavy post to write! I’m so glad there are resources out there to help us help our children! It is Thankful Thursday and I do have to say I’m SO thankful!