Experiencing "Are You There, God?" with My Tween -- for the First Time

When I was on the precipice of puberty, all the girls in my class were reading Judy Blume's Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. Except for me. My mother was 44 when I was born, ancient for that era. She was raised in the South, the daughter of Presbyterian missionaries. By contrast, I grew up in the Ice Storm70s. Parents were swapping car keys at parties, smoking weed with their kids, divorcing to "find" themselves and parading a series of lovers in front of their children. So the fact that my mother deemed Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret too racy for me to read made me feel freakish. So when my daughter and I were browsing through a bookstore recently, and happened upon Are You There, God? It's Me Margaret, I bought it so she and I could read it together -- both for the first time....more
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Moms, what worked in your puberty talk with your daughters?

It’s normal to be nervous when approaching the subject of puberty with your daughter. But rest assured, she’s just as uncomfortable as you are!  Just posted some tips on WebMd to help with the talk.  Would love to hear how that went for you and your daughter. http://forums.webmd.com/3/gynecology-exchange/forum/19813...more