Puberty is a very confusing time in a young girl’s life. Her body is changing, her thoughts are changing and it’s likely she’s beginning to get self-conscious about all these things. These tips will help you talk to her about it.
Having ‘the talk’
Back in the day, parents sat their children down and had ‘the talk’ about the birds and bees and our changing bodies. While it’s great to talk to our daughters, the discussion about puberty should be more than just one chat or lecture. The best way to prepare your daughter for the big changes she’s about to go through is to have a series of frank discussions. These can begin quite young and don’t have to be detailed in the beginning. Just opening up the channels of communication and laying a good foundation of trust is the best way to start. This way your daughter will feel comfortable and secure talking to you.
The details of puberty
Explain how her body is going to change – Talk about menstruation, what will happen when she gets her first period, about sanitary protection and what to expect. If she has as much knowledge as possible before her first period arrives, she won’t feel scared about what’s happening to her.
Prepare a period pack
Prepare a pack of sanitary products that she can carry in her school bag, in case she gets her period while out and about.
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