My eldest daughter is going to turn on 10 this month, that age is not really the adult nor a child. I understand that now is the time for me to start “The talk” with her because she will reach the age of Puberty soon and she needs to be prepared for what is going to happen with the girl. But I am really confused about what and how I should tell her. I don’t want to scare her I want to give her enough knowledge to be confident and know how to deal with.
While searching information on web I found out alots useful information and I would like to share with you, a mom like me so you won’t be confused like me.
Top Ten Tips for Open Communication With Your Daughter
Dr. Prager offers these 10 tips to help you successfully communicate with your daughter about puberty.
- Talk openly, face to face, more than once. Dr. Prager believes that the car is the ideal setting for challenging discussions. “You have a captured audience, and if it’s a difficult or uncomfortable conversation, you have an excuse to avoid eye contact.”
- It’s OK to feel awkward, especially if your own mother never talked to you about your period or puberty.
- Reassure your daughter that every girl will develop at her own rate. Take her to see the doctor if she shows no physical changes by age 14, or if she doesn’t get her period by age 16. You also can take her to the doctor for reassurance at any time.
- Discuss menstruation before your daughter goes through changes.
- Don’t think you have to be an expert to succeed. There are plenty of resources you can tap into, including your daughter’s pediatrician, books, and several Web sites, including www.beinggirl.com, and www.aboutyou.info.
- Make sure your daughter understands what you’re saying and isn’t confused.
- Be a good listener.
- Share your own personal experiences.
- Don’t wait for her to ask you questions.
- Have a sense of humor!