WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO TALK TO YOUR DAUGHTER ABOUT THEIR PERIOD AT WHAT AGE ?

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MY DAUGHTER IS ONLY 5 BUT ON HER DADS SID EOF THE FAMILY THEY START TO GET THEIR PERIODS LIKE AT 9 AND SHE IS ALREADY VERY CURIOUS ABOUT WHY MOMMY AUNTIE AND OTHER FEMALES IN THE FAMILY WEAR PADS SO WHEN DO WE START THE TALK LADIES HELP A SISTA OUT BECAUSE NOBODY TALKED TO ME ABOUT IT TILL THERE WAS A LIL SUPRISE IN MY UNDIES AND I WAS ON MY WAY TO THE STORE TO GET SOME ALWAYS LOL

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Susie - posted on 08/22/2012

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Defo talk to your daughter now, she is of an understanding age, but do it in a less involved fashion than you would to an older child!

Susie - posted on 08/22/2012

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I would leave it until your daughter is about 9, buy a good book the "Osbourne Book" What is happening to me, is brilliant, my daughter is now 12, and uses it as her Bible, she has not yet started her period, but has had pubic hair, leg hair, and underarm hair since she was 10. I would not put that on a 5 year old's shoulders, she is way too young!

Melissa - posted on 01/24/2012

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I started when I as 9 yrs old and my mother talked to me when I was 8 cause I started having changes in my body! My question is should I talk to my 8 yr old daughter now or wait a little longer?

Melony - posted on 09/16/2009

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You know what hun, I dont think you should really put a certain age to the talk, I reccon even if she askes you out about anything now, be as honest as possible but in a language that she understands and as she gets older and want to know more, you tell more. NEVER hide anything in that regard from her. Also when you see that she is starting to develop in anyway, that is when you sit her down and have the full blown TALK with her. Have pictures ready of a womans inside parts to show her precicelly what will be happening and why, eg. Show her the overy's and tell her that , that is where the egg is released then the tubes, saying that the egg goes down this tube toward your uerus and so forth, till where the egg is not fertilized and then the lining gets shed. The more informed they are in this regard at the right time, the better. Good luck and God bless hun :-))

Amy - posted on 09/15/2009

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I'd say around 7. Cause we all know as Mothers we can NEVER use the bathroom alone! My Daughter is now 10 but I talked to her about it around 7 to it all depends on how mature she is. My Daughter for a long time thought I was bleeding out of my butt. Pretty funny, now we laugh about it. Hope it helps you out!

Angela - posted on 09/15/2009

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i think the best age is about 8 or 9 because i think its an age when they can handle this very important discussion. I got mine at 11 and was somewhat ill prepared. My daughter got hers at 13 but I already had that conversation with her. In the begining you should stick to the basics, then if by 10 she still hasnt had hers you can deepen the talk. Please dont scare her with too much information because she might not tell you when it happens. Take her to the store and explain what pads are how they are used and how to keep clean when her time comes. just my advice because it worked for me

Nancy - posted on 09/14/2009

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My daughter is 9 and we have been talking about it in bits and pieces. There are lots of books and other resources you can turn to or give to her.

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I'd say at age 10- 11. I remember getting the talk in school in the 6th grade. My mother waited to long, I started mine at age 11. Most mothers don't expect to "have the talk" until later. From personal experience, do it sooner rather than later.

Gifty - posted on 09/13/2009

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I started talking about periods and puberty to them quite early even to my sons, it's really about alot of things if it comes up in conversations or if they asked, you just try and explain a little at a time if she asks you so that it doesn't get too much when it's time.All the best and God bless.

Eliana - posted on 09/13/2009

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I started my period at age 11, and I remember learning about it in school, i was in 4th grade, yes i was older than the most girls. So i suggest you tell her around that age, or when you start seeing changes in her body, that way she is not alarmed when it happens to her and will create a greater bond between yall!

Jo - posted on 09/12/2009

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My daughter started at 11 years old she is now 12, but I started speaking to her from the time she asked me about my napkins - and gradually added more and more as she got older. When I noticed she started to get her breasts I knew time was going to be near, so from around 9 years old I started adding more, when, she got her period, she was at my work, she walked into my office and said quietly , mum I think I have become a women. No fuss nothing, I handed her a napkin and off she went, and never has looked back. She took it so well and relaxed , no dramas, no tears and started recording her start dates and symptoms to create the pattern. So what advise do I have, start talking from day 1 , never hind anything and you will end up with a child moving to that step as just another part of life. Different to me, I thought I was dying :) as my mum never spoke to me and all was hidden

Karen - posted on 09/12/2009

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I just had "the talk" with my 8 (going on 9) year old. She's got some other signs of puberty...and I knew I couldn't put it off any longer. In hindsight, my mom also told me when I was almost 9. Good Luck.

Frances - posted on 09/12/2009

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i too have a lil girl. she is only 2 but i remember being suprised when i started. i dont remember my mom talkin to me about it. but i just wanted to say good luck and maybe ask her dr about it

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