My oldest daughter (9) has started asking more questions about the "facts of life". I sat her down and talked to her last night for about an hour & explained to her about her period and what to expect, how babies are made and where they come from (which she already knew from watching "A Baby Story"). I pretty much gave her the whole 9 yards. And even though it was a little awkward, it wasn't at the same time and I think it's because she's a little more mature about these kinds of things than some girls her age. So why do I still feel a little weird (and I know I shouldn't) but in a way I do as well as relieved. And I know these are probably dumb questions,but how have any of you felt after having this talk with your DD's? Did you feel any of the same ways? Are these feelings normal? Am I the only who does or has felt this way? Please, no bashing, I'm just a mom asking asking for some input. Thanks ladies.Answer Question
Answer by Dani32 at 9:47 AM on Jan. 14, 2009
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Answer by maemaesmom at 9:56 AM on Jan. 14, 2009
Maybe TMI but I forgot to mention the part that makes me feel these ways. I got a pair of her underwear and showed her where a pad goes and how to put it on and I did the same thing with a tampon. I showed her in detail (not actually on me but in general) and I walked her through it as I was explaining it to her. Sorry if this is TMI but I think it explains my questions about my mixed feelings a little better. Sorry again.
Answer by LovingParent08 at 9:58 AM on Jan. 14, 2009
I don't think it's weird. My oldest didn't want to talk about that stuff and never asked questions. Every time I tried she'd say, ewww. I just told her to aks me when she has any questions about that stuff. And she did, she got the "facts of life" before she was 13 & started her period. Now as a freshman in high school she hears a lot of stuff about sex and asks me questions. I think it's because I always kept the lines of communication open with her as far as that stuff is concerned. It is kinda weird talking about it, but at least I know she's getting the right information and not a bunch of crap from friends and other kids at school. I think it's great that you took the time to talk to her. That was the best thing you could ever do for your daughter! ^_^
And it is weird talking about pads and tampons. I remember when my oldest first got her period. We were both feeling a bit awkward.
Answer by anime_mom619 at 10:55 AM on Jan. 14, 2009
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