Puberty

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Puberty
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Sat, 01-15-2011 - 3:23pm

Yes, the day has come where puberty has hit my house in full force.

Martie, wife to one fabulous man and mom to 8 amazing children

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In reply to: mamamartie
Sat, 01-15-2011 - 4:15pm
I should probably look into getting some books like that. My oldest and I have had several conversations about it and we are really open. I think it would be a heck of a lot easier for the boys though.

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In reply to: mamamartie
Sat, 01-15-2011 - 9:16pm

Call me chicken but I'm letting dh handle that with the boys so I have a few more years yet.

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In reply to: mamamartie
Sun, 01-16-2011 - 10:13am
It is funny, Lisa, how fast things change. One minute they're your little buddies and then suddenly they're taller than you are. I am so glad we homeschool so they can go through this stage and not have to worry about 100's of other kids going through the same stage and being mean & giving them idea about what behavior is ok. I found that the body changes are more confusing to my boys than my girls. I guess the girls come to expect it, but it kind of blind-sided the older boys. I hope the puberty fairy stays away from your house for a while. :)

Martie, wife to one fabulous man and mom to 8 amazing children
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In reply to: mamamartie
Sun, 01-16-2011 - 11:31am

Martie - Isn't it funny how similar our lives turned out to be?

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In reply to: mamamartie
Sun, 01-16-2011 - 4:53pm

Ugh.. I wish I could say I homeschool right now. My kids are in public school and even though I know their friends at home and closely watch what they do at home.. I know they have come home with quite a few things picked up at school..

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In reply to: mamamartie
Mon, 01-17-2011 - 8:42am

My kids also go to public school & it definately doesn't make it easy.

Laura~~


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In reply to: mamamartie
Mon, 01-17-2011 - 10:59am

Martie,

I don't have any suggestions, but if you come across something good, let us know.

 


Julie-
Mom to Michael (11), Jessica (11), Emily (10), Sarah (6), and Matthew (4) and Aunt to Laura (10)

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In reply to: mamamartie
Tue, 01-18-2011 - 8:46pm

We're getting into it here too. My oldest boy will be 13 next month and my 11 1/2 yr old daughter is developing. Dh has talked to Tyler some but I might get that book Martie. I didn't even think about books for boys.

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In reply to: mamamartie
Thu, 01-20-2011 - 10:47pm
No kidding, Lisa. Back when we first met I hoped for 6, but didn't think I would be that lucky after the trouble we had getting pg with Jared and then Megan. I love it so much and every day I am so thankful that I get to live the life I only dreamed of years ago. And I really love all the great moms I've met through this amazing journey. Who would have thought? lol
Hugs,

Martie, wife to one fabulous man and mom to 8 amazing children
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In reply to: mamamartie
Thu, 01-20-2011 - 10:58pm
Jennifer, the American Girl Series is fabulous. My oldest daughter loves it and it really helped open up the door for many discussions. Like your dh's family, mine didn't talk to me about puberty. I had no idea. I got my period when I was 9. I was so scared b/c I didn't know what it was. I wanted things to be different for my kids. With the girls I knew what to expect.

But being an only child, I have no idea how things go for boys. My dh was no help. I'd ask him what to expect and he seems to have forgotten everything. I was so glad when I found a book for boys. Not just so I can give the boys something to read and refer to, but so I know what the heck they can expect. lol

My kids ask random questions at odd times too. I can't remember what Joey asked once (years ago) but I remember it being at diner when my in-laws were here. My FIL looked up and said, "Hey! I'm eating here!" lol Oh well, at least they want to learn, right?

A parents guide would be great. We should all get together and write one. We'd make a bundle and learn from each other. :)

Hugs,

Martie, wife to one fabulous man and mom to 8 amazing children

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