I’m the first to admit that I have no idea what I’m doing raising a ‘tween.
She is beautiful and complicated and changing so quickly it makes me want to freeze time.
Or puff quickly into a paper bag to prevent hyperventilating.
I’ve put away my love of fiction reading during this season and my bedside table is littered with these amazing books. I highly recommend them instead of a paper bag.
Resources I’m reading by myself:
Five Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter by Vicki Courtney
(I love this book! It’s timely and it has instructions on what to say to your daughter at different ages in her life. It is a must-read book!)
Your Girl: Raising a Godly Daughter in an Ungodly World by Vicki Courtney
(This book is so encouraging and offers valuable, practical teaching on what to do to raise modest, Godly daughters.)
If you aren’t already reading Vicki Courtney’s blog, Virtue Alert, you should be!
Resources I’m reading with my daughter:
We have been reading a chapter every couple of nights and just finished the first. There is a section for girls to journal their thoughts and feelings in the books. My daughter has really enjoyed this special alone time with me. So have I.
Resources I’m reading to my daughter:
God’s Design for Sex-4 Part Series
Book 1- The Story of Me (God’s Design for Sex) (ages 3-5)
Book 2-Before I Was Born (God’s Design for Sex) (ages 5-8)
Book 3-What’s the Big Deal?: Why God Cares About Sex (8-12)
Book 4-Facing the Facts: The Truth About Sex and You (12+)
My daughter is in the fourth grade and I want her to hear information concerning sex from me before she hears it from peers, who gathered their facts from older siblings or movies. I’ll be the first to admit, we are just now starting this series dipping our toes into this large, uncomfortable subject, slowly. These books read like a story and are very well written, but they are very informative. But I really like the Godly perspective it offers, even if it makes me want to find that paper sack.
I’m gathering books to read to/for my son. I’ll share those at some point.
What about you? What is the right age to talk about this stuff? Did your parents or friends give you your information?
Add any helpful parenting resources you’ve read to the comments!
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