nine year old daughter started period


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~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/13/2013




My thoughts? Drop everything and bring her the products on a whim. She is 10. It is really hard to start your period young, and chances are she IS the only girl in her class to start that young. She is still a little girl with a grown up period. She doesn't want other to know about it, and wants to keep it a secret. Respect her privacy, and help her out Suzan.

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My 10-year-old stepdaughter just started menstruating a couple of months ago. She is embarrassed about it and doesn't want anyone to know. I asked her why and she said it's because nobody else has their period yet. Although I know that this is not true and have tried to discuss with her on this level she will not believe it and seems to thing that this makes her "weird".

This is a two-fold problem because 1) it makes her feel socially isolated, and; 2) it complicates logistics. Since she has just started her periods are not regular and so there's no way to predict them. The other day she started bleeding at summer camp and was very upset. I suggested that she take some sanitary products to camp and ask a teacher to hold them but she refuses, saying that she doesn't want them to know. I'm not willing to drop everything and rush supplies to wherever she is at any given moment and would like her to take some responsibility.

Any thoughts??

Esther - posted on 09/08/2012




ya thats real hard. i think you should let her know that she`s maturing because kids these days are trying to be older and act older then they actually are so when you tell her this she might be excited. Then you should add it how since she`s so mature now she should know to take showers more often and change pads. Then for a while she`ll probably be so excited and proud of the fact that she`s growing up that she`ll remember to do the things she has to do. Then there will probably be a point when she asks you why non of her other friends got it, because 9 is a early age and you`re going to have to explain to her and she might be even annoyed with it by then. Some girls might even cry and say that she doesn`t want it anymore but by then at least she`ll know to have taken care of herself.

Jeanette - posted on 09/08/2012




My step daughter got hers when she was 9. On top of that, she was away at summer camp- she matured way before her friends; I remember her being okay with everything, but honestly, lots of the moms were freaked out by her looking 3 years older than she was, and it got sort of mom-catty for a while.

Tee - posted on 09/08/2012




In my family that is part of the normal age - anywhere between 8 - 10 years old. Had you already started talking to your daughter about the changes that would be coming up?

Vicki - posted on 09/08/2012




Wow! The girls are getting their periods younger and younger arent they? A friend of mine has a daughter who was ruffly the same age. She said that she had a hard time with it cause the daughter just wasnt ready to be taking care of herself in that way. it was hard for her to get her to teach her that she should shower more regularly due to smell and had to tell her when to change. I feel for ya!

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