Anne reflects on her mother’s style of parenting—to try to be a friend to her daughters rather than a mother. Anne thinks this method doesn’t work so well.
Anne discusses an article she read on blushing, about how girls undergoing puberty begin to think about the changes to the body and become embarrassed. Anne says that is true. Her periods give her the sense of having a "sweet secret."
Also, the article suggests that girls at this age begin to discover that they have thoughts and ideas of their own—also true, Anne writes.
Anne admits that she finds nude female bodies very beautiful and exciting.