The talk

when did you talk to your daughters about sex and getting their periods? I have a ten year old going into fifth grade and she has the hormones going on and I'm thinking I should talk to her soon about starting her period at least. She will get sex ed in fifth grade so I can wait until before that to talk about the sex part. I'm her step mom and her grandmother, mother, and half-sister (18 with a 2yr old) all got pregnant as teens or very young and unmarked. I know that does follow later generations in some cases and don't want her to do anything she isn't ready for and to be knowledgeable, but don't want to force more knowledge on her than she is ready for.

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    07/01/14
    Thank you! I'm step mom and I've been wanting to talk to her and I feel she is curious, but I didn't want to step on mom's toes at the same time. She was here last spring break and I tried to get her to do it and she basically blew me off so I was doubting that I was right to do it now. I appreciate the advice. I've been in her life since she was six and we are very close. I feel that I am "mom" because I'm the one she comes to and I the one who is with her everyday and lives with her, but I second guess myself at ti,se because I don't want to replace her mother. I tell her I'm another parent who loves her and would do anything for her.
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    About Shelly
    Current: Virginia Beach, Virginia
    Birth: November 26
    On Moms.com since: Nov 30, 2013
    A stepmother and am hoping to get pregnant soon.