How do you talk to your almost pre-teen about having a menstural???I really need help!

Rashella - posted on 01/31/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter is almost 10 and I know I started my menstural around her age. I just really need some insight and advice. i just can't belive my baby is growing up it's scary......

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Faith - posted on 02/01/2010

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My oldest daughter will be 16 in April and she started her menstrual at age 12, I set her down and explained everything in detail by the time she turned 11, some girls are very embarrassed even speaking of the subject "my daughter was one of them" but I explained to her it is very important that she know what to do when the time comes. I was just very straight up with her on the entire subject hoping by letting her know it could possibly be time to start keeping a pad in her bag, watch for cramps & ALWAYS go to the restroom soon as she feels the need to use it, hoping to prevent an accident during school & sports, the hardest part was explaining about tampons when she got somewhat older I knew from my experience in school that it would be needed during the sports especially since she was one going up in the mounts as I did and we all wanna feel clean, she is a member of the Cheer & Dance at school and I didn't want her ending up having an embarrassing accident.. Just thinking about this subject breaks my heart and I have another daughter that sometime in the future I will be having to do the same thing :( they grow up on us way to fast!! Good Luck to you & yours!...

Julie - posted on 01/31/2010

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Honey, I will be there in a few years as well. I found that even though my girl is only 6 1/2, there are books at the library and at Barnes and Noble that I have found to be very insightful and at a level that they can understand. I came across those books by accident, but when I browsed through them, I became calm, It explained everything and it was very tasteful! I hope this helps! Blessings to you!

Emilie - posted on 01/31/2010

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My cousin started when she was 9, her mom had just had a heart attack, I guess she was really stressed out. Since her mom was in the hospital her dad had to talk with her about it, because she started before anybody had talked to her. He told her that now her woman parts inside are mature, and her body was growing up. That is what happens to women 1 time a month. He bought her pads and told her what to do with them. My neice just started a few months ago when she was 12. She already knew all about it, and was very excited to have her period. When I was a child I walked in on my mom while she was in the bathroom, I saw that she was on her period and was asking questions, so she told me that is was happens to girls when they become women, that when I start that will mean I am becoming a woman.

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