Thought I'd share this with anyone who may have a daughter who's at the age of the onset of puberty. A friend of mine got this to help her have "the talk" with her 9 year old daughter, and says it made a difficult day much easier, and really opened up communication channels. My First Period Kit & DVD: Help for Parents of Pre-teen Girls
I remember when my son was in about grade 4-5, I got this video from Blockbuster called "What is Happening To Me?" that was in cartoon form and explained the facts of life. It was in the community videos section, and it was a free rental (or checkout) for multiple days. I watched it by myself at first, and it was excellent in the way that the info was presented; had my former husband come over and watch it, too, so that he'd know what was going on. Didn't serve popcorn! Sat with my son while he watched it the first time; you could have heard a pin drop on that wall-to-wall carpet! I made a copy of the video, and left it where he could find it to watch as much as he thought he needed to. We talked about somethings every now and then, but I was the only one bringing up the subjects, that I know of. I remember having a back and forth dialog with my mother about where babies come from. My son was a "man of few words," with his mom.
Parenthood can be a trip!!