Then there’s me...although my daughter hasn’t reached puberty yet, I’m starting to see the signs and it frightens me. A couple weeks ago while I was doing some house work my mind began racing and all the “what-ifs” played over and over again in my mind. The reality is my daughter is going to experience physical and emotional changes she won’t fully understand and no matter how simplistic I make the conversation I don’t think she’ll comprehend what’s happening. What do I do? It is inevitably going to happen so how do we cope? I know this is a private matter and trust me this is hard for me to share, but I know there’s someone out there that knows exactly how I feel and may be willing to share their experience. I also know there are very strong opinions about whether or not to use medicine to stop or slow down the process. For my husband and I we just want to make the best decision for our daughter.
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