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Single‑Parent Dads Explain Puberty To Girls

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Your little daughter is growing up into a beautiful young lady. As a single-parent dad, you know she needs more personal hygiene products and a trip to the gynecologist. Your heart races as you contemplate this inevitable conversa­tion. Man up, she needs you.

The technical term is menarche. This is when a girl begins menstruation. Practice the pronunciation. If you call it “administration,” you’ll lose all credibility as a parental expert. Beginning near age 11, the cycle of men-stru-a-tion varies between 21 to 35 days and lasts 2 to 7 days. Yet, menstruation can start as early as age 9.

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