Reply to “The talk”

You may want to have the talk with her, but make sure she wants to have the talk with you first. The best thing you can do for your relationship and her self-esteem is respect her boundaries. I’m sure she’s watching tv shows with mature themes. Find out what she’s watching, then watch them on your own, and start a conversation with her about the characters. You can pass along your wisdom to her using fictional characters as a conduit. The entire time you are allowing her a certain amount of autonomy and respecting her boundaries. If she clams up during your conversations, that’s a giant red flag that she doesn’t feel respected. If that happens, change the conversation and let her direct it. Listen to what she wants to talk to you about. Kids will only listen to you, if you listen to them first. - good luck