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My daughter is five and she knows about it, knows she will get it one day and have to wear nappies lol. My son is 8 and knows as well, he always goes have you got the tummy cramps again mum lol start off little by little and it gets easier each time you don't have to bombard her with info just bits and pieces here and there
If you saw* the article about the 4 to 8 year olds, you saw* the answers. You tell them when they ask in an honest, age appropriate way. Let their questions guide you. If you think she's not ready to know the details about sex you say "that's a great question. But it's a really tricky one to answer and I don't want to give you the wrong information, so we need to talk about this one a bit later"
She'll be learning info in the playground. 7 year olds can handle knowing age appropriate information. It's not unusual for girls to start their period at 9 nowadays.
I have never hidden my period from my children, even my boys. My 11 year old is now showing signs so we had “the chat”, which was more of a don’t worry, it’s natural, tell me if you feel you need some pads in your school bag. It wasn’t a big deal. I’ve always wanted my daughter comfortable to come to me about her period so never made a big deal about it.
I guess you could borrow or buy a kids book about where babies come from and read it with her & talk about it then?
My daughter is 9 and knows the basics about periods. I think by this age they need a basic understanding of them, not necessarily the full reasons why (the egg wasn't fertilised so you'd shed the uterus lining and egg) She's been more curious of late due to my 11 year old starting puberty. We discuss openly if either has questions. She knows what's happening to her brothers body.