By Tina Schermer- Sellers During the years when my daughter was 5 and my son was 10, both of them straddling this particular stage, we went through a period where we would sit atop my son’s Captain’s bed and read this book called A Very Touching Book by Jan Hindman. It was a book with hilarious pictures but told an important message of “good touch”, “bad touch” and “secret touch”. The kids loved it because it
By: Tina Schermer-Sellers Let’s begin this final (long …) post in this series with first talking a bit about puberty to get us all on the same page. Puberty is the time frame when the body changes from that of a child to that of an adult, capable of reproduction. On average, this happens over four to six years usually sometime after age 9. The first noticeable signs of puberty in girls is generally breast buds – often between 9 and 11 years old. This is followed by underarm and pubic hair about six months later. There is usually a growth spurt during this time as well.