My dd is 12 yo. She has been thinking, after weeks of lessons about this at school, what she wants to be when she's older. Her thoughts so far were Lawyer, she knows a lot about this now since work shadowing my dsister. And something to do with child development. I was a speech therapist before I retired and she has become very interested in this. I have a lot of textbooks on the subject of child development and she has read them all. I was just wondering, is 12 a bit early to be very interested in the subject of parenting? I get a lot of questions like 'When do, on average children start whatervering.' She has read all our old parenting books, etc. Except the contraception and pregnancy bits cos that's 'still a bit yucky'. She does want to have children when she's older, but not dwelling on that (much). Loves looking after ds3 (8) and her little cousins, (5 and 6). I don't have a problem with it, I just don't remember ever being interested in it as a child. Her friends are interested too. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
my mum used to have a pair of 1950s household management manuals that I loved reading the pregnancy and babycare sections of. I loved the idea of being a mum. (I love being a mum now...most of the time.) Didn't actually have kids until I was 27.
This was a compulsory school subject in my country when I was around this age. And this was a country with a very low incidence of teenager mothers. But learning about child development was interesting in itself and has often stood me in good stead later in life.