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30/01/2013 at 20:17
I was reading a post on DW and it got me thinking. I wasn't planning on talking to E about any of this for a good while but strangely enough, this morning E was poorly with stomach cramp and I was thinking that I hope it wasn't the start of her periods - she's too young but I know it happens to some girls this early
She knows where babies come from, she asked where they came from when I had J, when she was 5yrs so I told her the truth.
I'm not planning on talking to her about sex or how babies are made for a good while.
What do you reckon?
30/01/2013 at 20:27
C knows all about sex. He asked about babies when I was pg with J, so I told him. He then asked more questions when J was born, and it ended up with us having a full conversation about how exactly babies are made (which included going on the internet to look at eggs, and sperm) He was 7.
I'm hoping I won't need to have the period convo with him He does know about them though, as he's asked questions when i've bought tampons etc.
30/01/2013 at 20:30
No I shouldn't think you need the whole period convo with him.
If E was to ask about sex then I would tell her but I'm not going to volunteer the information yet as at nearly 9yrs I don't think she needs to know yet.
30/01/2013 at 20:35
Yeah, I wasn't planning on telling him, but thought as he asked, it'd be best to be honest. My Mum told me about sex when I was around the same age, but only because my sister asked (who was 5 at the time). When she was 10, she asked my Mum what blow jobs were... Feck knows where she'd heard that.
C's got an old head on his shoulders, so he was cool with it. Was an easier conversation to have than the "your Dad isn't your real Dad" convo I had with him.
30/01/2013 at 20:38
I suppose the younger they are, the easier it must be since they won't cringe at the fact that you and their dad has done that to make them. God, I'd be mortified if E asked me what a blow job was.
Oh dear, that must of been hard for both of you.
30/01/2013 at 20:39
I feel like I talking differently to you now as I know what you look like
I want to do it pretty soon, I said I would do it before she was ten but with the split I thought I'd leave it a bit.
30/01/2013 at 20:43
What did you think I looked like? I'm glad I've got you anyway, I posted on the other thread that I was in a huff with you because you posted a pic of you when I wasn't online. So are you going to flash again? Just for me? Pretty please? Then remove it straight away?
Well I'm glad you haven't done it either. I think I might have to broach the period subject soon as I don't want it to frighten the life out of her when it happens.
30/01/2013 at 20:46
C came home from his Nans, and infront of my Mum, said "Mum, can you tell Nanny to stop having sex with Grandad, they're noisy and woke me up" HILARIOUS!!! My Mum was mortified, and she put my Dad on a sex ban when C stays over.
30/01/2013 at 20:47
About 9 for periods. We bought the girls a book called girls talk on amazon which tells all about boys and periods. Really recommend it.
Sex we just answer questions as and when. They do sex ed in year 5/6 primary.
30/01/2013 at 20:48
OMG I would be mortified if E said that about my mam and dad, never mind your mam being mortified, I'm 32 and don't want to think about my mam and dad having sex
30/01/2013 at 20:49
Belle, when did K start her periods? I didn't start mine until I was 13 I think.
30/01/2013 at 20:50
She started just as she turned 13 so a few months ago. And we are in sync already lol poor H.
30/01/2013 at 20:52
I would start about 8 or 9 I think girls definitely start things earlier nowadays.
I'm hoping E's wait until she's a teenager. Girls E's age are still so young, they don't need the hassle of periods at such an early age.
That is hilarious AK!
Yes I forget she already knows about periods. Nothing about sex..
I'll do another quick flash on the other thread get ready.... Heehee.
I just thought you'd be more corporate and starched somehow, I just loved seeing your pic and I know it makes me sound a Internet weirdy sorry!
30/01/2013 at 20:56
I'm ready and waiting.
Ha ha, I'm as far from corporate and starched as you could possibly get. I actually found a slightly better picture and posted that earlier so most people didn't see the p!ssed me, well actually I was p!ssed on the other one but not as ha ha.
30/01/2013 at 21:12
Peed off I missed it! I'll get you another time
30/01/2013 at 21:17
I'm going to give another flash for Lauren if it will upload but only for a couple of minutes.
Thanks for posting. I agree with you and reckon we would get on and have a good night out.
31/01/2013 at 10:04
Honestly? I'm amazed you haven't talked about anything yet? Quite a lot of girls are starting their periods at 8 nowadays. Ovulation can be quicked off once body fat reaches 20%, so the skinnier she is the later ovulation is likely to start. And that isn't an encouragement to make her diet btw!!! Although knowign the science behind does make my brain come up with various ideas to delay ovulation in U. The summer I turned 11 I grew abotu a foot over that summer and my body changed dramatically goign from fitting in with the boys to random men offering to buy me drinks in the pub - it was a heck of a shock! Periods came not long after. The more info the children get at home and the more free they are to ask questions the better. IT is so much better that they get info from you rather than peers or worse mis-informed peers that have got it from the internet
31/01/2013 at 10:10
Lauren was about E's age when she first started asking questions, then as Belle says they have sex ed at school in year 6. She started her period the first day of term year 8 so she was 12, was totally prepared and took it all in her stride like a pro. We did buy her a book in case she wanted information and didn't want to ask but we are pretty close and she talks to me about most things and knows she is going to get an hoenst answer, I do not make it all flowery for her, facts are facts and hoensty is best in my opinion!
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