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Innocence Lost [Apr. 26th, 2005|11:20 pm]
Yes, I'm freaking about this. I was in fourth grade when they first showed this, too. But it is still catching me totally off guard.

Dear Parents,

On Friday, May 13th, our school nurse will be showing a film explaining the body changes that occur during puberty and menstruation to our fourth and fifth grade girls. The film will be followed by a question and answer session. Parents are invited to attend with their daughters. In order for your daughter to see the film, a written permission slip must be received BEFORE the film is shown. There will be no exceptions.

Thank you,
School nurse.


I'm going to go with her. My mother was the last person on earth I felt I could talk to or ask questions about this sort of thing. I want Morgan to feel comfortable with me and furthermore, I want her to know I'm totally in her corner when she starts to feel like her body is waging war against her.

Nonetheless...I wasn't quite prepared for this.

[User Picture]From: karisma
2005-04-27 05:22 am (UTC)
oh Lord. I remember that too. We were in fifth grade when we got that talk, only it was more than a video and question/answer session, I remember it having been all day, or at least all afternoon. They seperated the girls from the boys like all day, and we learned about the whole she-bang, what happens to guys too. I think we all looked at each other differently after that.

-hope it goes well :)
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From: _dahne_
2005-04-27 07:31 am (UTC)
My mother once told me that a friend of hers, back before everybody learned this stuff, found blood in her underwear and thought she was dying.
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[User Picture]From: eurocricket
2005-04-27 08:46 am (UTC)
heh. it occurred through girl scouts for my mother and me. such a bonding experience. except not really because i just wanted to throw up the entire time.
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From: chumas
2005-04-27 10:59 am (UTC)
for the girls the whole thing's way more traumatic than for the boys.
when we got to the condom thing, the teachers banana broke in half, the boys freaked and half of em ran for the door.

Good luck explaining this mess to your daughter.
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[User Picture]From: humming_along
2005-04-27 12:14 pm (UTC)
Ya know, American Girl has a really good book called "The care and keeping of You." That might be a really good supplement to the film. C is right behind Morgan, so I guess we're just a couple of years from the "talk" ourselves.
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[User Picture]From: a_little_rain
2005-04-27 01:55 pm (UTC)
Yaaaargh! I remember that movie too. Mine was in fifth grade. All I have to do for my kid's class this week is bake cookies. Whew..
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[User Picture]From: rimmie
2005-04-27 02:19 pm (UTC)
ah see in my family, my parents would have explained it at home, then the video would have been cool with them, not before hand though. I think you going with her is very important, I agree with Wendy a.k.a. Karisma after that point it is all different between the boys and girls.

YAY for you going with her!! that really is so very important in the long run.
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[User Picture]From: pathfinder02
2005-04-27 10:03 pm (UTC)
damn i hated that. i remember for us it was in 6th grade. ugh.
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[User Picture]From: megalo3
2005-04-28 01:08 am (UTC)
I missed the condom and the menstruation talks going to a catholic school. We did get a "Christian Morality" course though! That's the Catholic version of sex ed.
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