The Pippin Journal
We won’t shy away from talking about the big, the awkward, the messy but oh so important stuff about growing up, puberty, the teen years, dating, relationships, and sex. In fact, may we cheekily suggest that it’s time to put your awkwardness aside as your young person’s well-being and safety is too important for you to simply bury your head in the sand. You are the best person for the job when it comes to guiding your child’s sexual development. Yes, you.
We believe in you and are cheering you on as you choose to walk with your daughter through the wild season of adolescence. I will do my absolute best to share here regularly in the Pippin Guide a myriad of information, resources, advice from experts, statistics, strategies, and practical ideas for staying connected and empowering your child through this season.
The Pippin Journal
“When should my daughter start shaving her legs?”
“When is too early?”
“Help! My daughter wants to shave her legs but I’m not ready for it! It seems so young!”
Concerns around shaving and when is the right time are some of the most common queries we receive here at Pippin Girl. Shaving seems to be a significant milestone marking the transition of our daughters into womanhood and the pressures to “keep up appearances.” In this piece, we will explore the history of hair removal for women, the reasons our girls want to remove hair and the “right time” as well as some tips for conversations around shaving.
Imagine if you could tell your daughter the exact time and location that her first period would arrive. Imagine!! She could have all her supplies ready to go, simply find a bathroom, sit on the toilet and wait. If only, right? Unfortunately there is no way of knowing exactly when her first period will arrive but there are ways that we can prepare her for when it does. Here, we share some of our top tips for ensuring your daughter feels empowered to own this new season of her life.
Is my girl ready to start chatting about puberty? Heck, am I ready to start chatting about puberty?
One of the most common questions we get asked is “how do I know when my daughter is ready to start talking about puberty?” Make yourself a cuppa and buckle up while we chat you through some of our top tips for initiating honest, frequent, and early conversations about puberty and self-care.