My daughter is 9, and she's very "young" for her age, emotionally. She has never asked me about puberty, sex, etc. but I feel that at this age, I need to bring up at least the subject of puberty with her. The problem is I am terribly embarrassed. Logically, I know there's nothing to be ashamed of, but I was raised in a household where this stuff was NOT discussed, EVER. My own mom never even discussed periods with me, leaving me confused and unprepared. It was awful, and I don't want to make the same mistake w/ my child, but I can't seem to overcome this sense of shame and humiliation about it. Obviously the way my parents acted about this stuff has left me rather wounded. Any advice?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:13 PM on Aug. 12, 2010 in General Parenting
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