Anxiety about puberty
Our 10 year old daughter is tall and physically mature. She's showing all signs that indicate that she will have her first period pretty soon. She's feeling very anxious about getting her period. We put together a period bag together, which stays in her backpack, and went over what to do in the bathroom. We've read puberty books. She is definitely showing signs of regression -- baby talks, pretending to be a baby, wanting to co-sleep, clutching to her loveys. Every night she has a hard time falling asleep due to anxiety and worries and says that she wants to stay a kid forever. She doesn't want to be a teenager. She doesn't want to be an adult. She likes being a kid. She doesn't even like being 10 years old. She wants to go back to being 9.
Honestly, we don't want her to grow up so fast either. But, this train comes when it comes and we all need to work together to embrace it. Any tips on how to support a child who is anxious about and not wanting to go through puberty? Thank you.