Let's talk about "The Talk". Today I was at lunch with some friends and we were talking about having "The Talk" with our kids....well - we were mostly talking about our girls because the girls in our families are the only ones who are any where near old enough for "The Talk".
My friend recommended this book. She said that she bought it for her oldest daughter, now 10 1/2, when she was about 9. At least, I think this is the book - from what I remember her saying the title of the book was.....so, Kris, if I'm wrong please do correct me.
Here is the thing. A is 8 and I know the time for "the talk" is coming faster than I would like to acknowledge that it is coming. I'm just wondering when is the right time and what is the right thing.
I think I remember my Mom having "the talk" with me when I was about 9. She had a book and we did the WHOLE talk all at one time. By the whole talk I mean -- The Body talk -the talk about the importance of hygiene with the onset of puberty. The importance of taking a shower every day, using deodorant and all the other things that come with the raging hormones. PLUS - the other part of the talk -- The Birds and The Bees talk.
That got me wanting to ask all of you wise women out there in blogland.
When did you give "the talk" or when do you plan to do it?
Are you going to do the WHOLE talk or maybe do the Body talk first and then the Birds and the Bees Talk later? OR vice versa?
Is it an event for you and your daughter or just another talk?
Are you going to use a book of some kind or just have the talk?
I'm very interested in hearing from you all out there as I prepare for the time that is coming to share these things with my girls. I want to make sure that I do this "talk" in a way that brings my girls and I closer to one another and in a way that is God honoring, too. In a way that helps them understand that God did make girls unique and that there are some wonderful things ( and some not so wonderful things) about that.
Thanks everyone and I look forward to hearing back from you.