'Modern Parents, Vintage Values'. This is a great lil tool to help you instill character in your children. Isn't it USA that ask what kind of Character are you? Well I am one that values these things.
Now once we have done that it is time to tackle the really hard part of life. You know....the questions. Those tween years of why? how? when? and do I? I know that when I was first learning of my own womanhood I had a shock. My mom did not talk to me. I had seen the cheesy film at school but did not understand that. When my BFF first started her 'cycle' at a slumber party we all thought she was dying. The first ladies visit at the doctor for me was a shocker. He wanted to do what! Why! And my mom was not even in the room! I did not want this to be the lessons for my daughter. I wanted to educate her in a wiser fashion. We did some things. Like go to a hands on exhibit of how a baby is brought about. Well, not that hands on. But where the child was and how did it grow. Funny, I thought I was being so good and my daughter never even remembers us going to that museum. But she does remember the doctors visit. Why? Well, because I thought I would teach her from one of my own visits. Let her attend, hold my hand, ask questions, all with a nice female doctor to make her feel comfortable. Easy...right? NO! Instead we went. We had a female doctor. I got ready with my daughter in the room. And then when the hand holding question part was to start, things went south. WAY SOUTH!
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Yeah, my lil innocent lil girl decided to see what was this all about. And see she did. Yep! She headed on down with the doctor and got a good up close look at her mom in a way I never expected. She asked questions. And she learned. But I thought I was never going to be able to look her in the face again. Gosh! There has to be an easier way. And I think now that I don't need it I have found just the right thing. 'Start Talking' is a girl's guide for you and your daughter about health, sex and whatever else you may come across. It is great at questions and answers from the top to the bottom of our bodies. All those things women have to learn about and control. And it goes on from there to some of the harder questions of relationships and body image. I wish I had had this book before. Way before!
But I can share it with you! Yeah, I scored one to giveaway. So maybe some other mom does not have to have her daughter learn up close and personal. Or so that some lil girl one day finds out she is a woman before she was ready. I want you to leave a comment for the entry to win this book. Make sure you leave an email to reach you. But most of all....tell me how did you learn, tell your child or make that transition? Be honest...I was!