Back before my eldest started school, I was extremely nervous about having disabled daughters who would actually go through *GASP* puberty!! Now that I have two daughters fully in puberty, both who have learning disabilities, I’m feeling like I’m getting more expertise at helping my kids thrive in this difficult period! Pun intended if you like 😉
It’s REALLY, really important for you to guide your children, no matter what cognitive level they are at and to set up safeguards to protect them throughout their life. We are, after all, accountable, not just to society but to God for how are kids mature.
My kids are making leaps this year: one is transitioning from a small, charter, elementary school to a huge public school. The other is changing over from middle to high school. Both are substantial changes and in today’s world but it is rather late. Today, puberty comes sooner and sooner, no matter if your kids are disabled or not.
As a Christian, I have to share my values with my kids when I talk about this subject. DON’T be afraid to talk about it. Odds are your kids understand more than you think they do and it’s critical you teach them their value as well as how to protect themselves – whatever that means to you!
Maybe you want to keep this book on hand for when she grows up:
Let Your Faith Support You
Christian mamas shouldn’t fear the future either – but I know, it’s extremely difficult to do that! Here’s how you can start this journey…