Look for signs in your daughter’s development, like budding breasts and an increase in perspiration, acne and underarm hair. These clues can help you to know that she has entered puberty and you should continue (or open) the dialogue.
We think sooner is better than later for an introductory chat. That way, she knows early on that you’re open to helping her any way you can. Then remind her every once in a while that she can talk to you about anything, any time. Get tips for your first mother and daughter talk.