You know your child is growing up when...

Canada
December 18, 2015 9:43am CST
My oldest child turned 10 this past September. This means things will be changing for her in the near future, and some things already have. I had to buy her her first stick of deodorant. Yes, she bathes regularly, but she was starting to smell a little off at the end of the day. I stayed away from antiperspirant, as that has aluminum in it, so at least now she will smell a little better. I guess I should really have the talk with her. I know later this year, the school will be discussing the change(we have a new sex ed/health curriculum this year), so maybe I will wait until after that. It's not something I am looking forward to.
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@Platespinner (16515)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
18 Dec 15
See if you can get a copy of the The Body Book for Girls--I think American Girls publishes it. It was a great way to broach the subject with my girls.
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• Canada
18 Dec 15
I will have to look for it. I wonder if my favorite librarian has access to a copy?
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
18 Dec 15
@Morethanamom If she can't find it I'll see if I can unearth my copy and bring it up with me next week. I'm already supposed to be bringing a box of books for your older sister.
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@marlina (72624)
• Canada
18 Dec 15
That sounds like a good book for young girls.
• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Dec 15
My daughter turned 10 in November and I just bought her deodorant too. She is emotional more than I have ever seen before, and I have noticed many changes in her behavior. I am so not ready for this!
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• Canada
18 Dec 15
My daughter has always been emotional, and I know it is going to get worse.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Dec 15
@Morethanamom Mine has always been emotional too but not this bad! Aaahhh! Lol
@koopharper (6290)
• Canada
18 Dec 15
Thankfully I was able to let @beenice2 deal with that and we only had to go through it once. My daughter seems to have pulled through it without too much trouble.
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@1hopefulman (27333)
• Canada
18 Dec 15
And so now everyone can smell a little easier.
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• United States
18 Dec 15
I don't know anyone who looks forward to having "that talk" with their daughter but 10 seems about right these days. Kids are just maturing earlier. I agree with @platespinner that book is great. My daughters all had them for their girls when they reached the same age as your daughter.
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@jaboUK (53531)
• United Kingdom
19 Dec 15
I expect that when you get round to the 'talk' you'll probably find she knows it all already!