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Talking to Your Teen About Her Period: Comfort with Always Securely Fits Maxi

How do you talk to your teenage girl about her period? Is she open? Shy? I am sorta dreading the day that it comes up, I hope it goes smooth and that my daughter asks questions and is open to suggestions.

I remember starting my period, I was 11 years old and none of the other girls I knew had it yet. I was so shy about it, even to my mother! Tampons (which are currently a life saving device) were not an option at that stage for me, I was all about pads. It was so uncomfortable to play at recess with a huge saddle-sized pad between my legs. Also, I felt like it was visible from the back, like it was sticking out or something!

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BeingGirl.com offers the following tips for parents to and teens to talk about mensturation. They are written in the perspective of daughter-to-mom, but I can see them working both ways. Dependent upon your relationship with your daughter, you can:

  • Keep it casual – Maybe the idea of a big sit-down with your [daughter] seems intimidating. So, try opening the conversation casually.
  • Write it down – If it’s hard for you to start a face-to-face discussion, leave your [daughter] a note. Some teens prefer it that way, so if you can’t get through to her any other way, a note might work.
  • Be direct- You could take a straight-up approach and just tell her your feelings. Also, try asking about her feelings, she just might open up to you. Then, you can offer your advise and suggestions.

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22 Comments

  • I was just very honest. I gave them time to think things out and then kept checking to see if they had questions.

  • I sat down with both of my older kids when I was pregnant with my youngest son. They both had a lot of questions because there is quite an age gap between them and the youngest one. I answered their questions honestly and they both knew that was a point to ask any they had (they had a lot lol). I think it helped a lot that my husband and I are honest, open, and comfortable with most subjects.

  • Well gosh my mom didn’t talk to me about any of those subjects. So umm… actually talk to them would be my route.

  • I would try to listen, and put her mind at ease about the changes to her body. And, to celebrate her becoming a woman!

  • I don’t have a daughter, but if I had one I would show her the anatomy books and would talk to her about the changes in her body

  • I have an 18 yr old daughter so we had “The Talk” years ago. I sat her down & told her what to expect, showed her how to use Always pads {the only ones I buy}, and finally asked her if she had any questions. I made sure to tell her that she could come to me to tell/ask me anything.

  • No teens yet, but I do have 2 daughters. I plan to take a special trip with each of them when the time is right and we will talk then

  • I would remember how my Mom talked to me and just use that knowledge of remembering my Mom teachings and use that to understand and listen

  • I’d get an anatomy book from the library and tell her to read it.

    Let’s be honest, I don’t have children and never want them. I just want cheap menstrual supplies.

  • I would start by asking my Mom about how she talked to me about the situation. Then I would do my best to talk with my child with respect and as much information as possible.

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