where did my daughter learn about her period?

Kayla Anne - posted on 07/27/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )




in a movie I saw a movie with my daughter, it showed a girl getting her period. I tried to explain what it was to her and she said she already knew about it. She hasn't had her period yet, so i'm wondering where she could have learned that. I want to make sure she isn't watching the wrong TV shows, or going on bad websites. She's only 11. Is it ok if she's learning about this stuff, or should i step in and ask her where she heard about it?


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Jessica - posted on 01/12/2014




u learn about it in 7th grade and also older silbling friends that have it and stuff like that

Firebird - posted on 07/27/2013




I learned about it from my older sister and her best friend when I was 10. My mom didn't talk to me about it either, even after my period started at 11 years old. If she doesn't have an older sister, she probably learned about it from friends, some of whom may have already gotten their first period, tv commercials even, or maybe from sex ed class in school. Her period could start any day now (hell, it could have started 6 months ago), and you're actually asking if it's ok for her to learn about it?

Gena - posted on 07/27/2013




I dont know where you are from but we have this subject at school!I already knew about it because my mom spoke to me even befor it was a subject at school!At school they told us all about our body and period at the age of ten,we even got a tampon and slip kit to take home. I started getting my period when i was 12...so i would definatly suggest you talk to her!And dont forget all the tampon adds on tv etc.. There is NOTHING Wrong about her knowing about it!

Jodi - posted on 07/27/2013




Your daughter is 11 and YOU haven't talked to her about her period yet? Is it ok if she is learning about this stuff? Are you KIDDING me? Why haven't you discussed it with her before now? You shouldn't be asking where she learned it, what you need to be doing, given you clearly haven't discussed it with her before now, is ask her if she has any questions and start developing an open dialogue. She is ELEVEN!!! Who did you think would talk to her about this?????

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