Monday, July 13, 2015

How to Talk to Your Daughter About Her Period

Talking to your daughter about her period can be a little intimidating. A lot of moms aren't sure how to approach the subject and struggle with how much information is too much to give. I've found that sticking to the facts in a positive way keeps communication open with my girls. It also helps to buy them their own products before they're actually needed and stash them away for when they are. This week I picked up a few things for Selah and made her a small gift basket.

When I first discussed her cycle with her, Selah had a lot of questions. I approached it in a positive way and didn't use phrases like, "I'm not ready for this" or "Why can't you stay a little girl?" This is a sensitive time for preteens and I don't want to give her any reason to think the changes she's going through are anything to be embarrassed or ashamed of.

I put everything together in this pretty basket and then showed her how it would be her own special basket in the bathroom cupboard that everyone else would have to stay out of. It's easy to pull out on the weeks she needs it and then store away in the cabinet until the next month.

Selah is excited about her new products. The fun colors and designs on the packages make her excited to use them and because I'm not freaking out, she's not either. I'm looking forward to this next stage of her life and I think she'll move into it with grace and maturity.


  1. What a wonderful post to share with others. I am sure that your calm and instructive tone will help other young moms deal with this sensitive issue. I, too, was always very matter of fact and calm when talking with my daughter. We had things prepared at home but her first cycle 'appeared' at school. She very calmly took care of the situation with lots of tissues and went on about her day. She was in fourth grade! She wasn't concerned and felt that it was handled so she waited until the end of the day to tell me! I taught at her school and she could have told any teacher there to get me but she felt confident and peaceful about it all. I was very proud of her.

  2. Great idea to prepare them before they have to face the situation. Good job and nice products.

  3. Sarah,
    what a great post and what a wonderful way to celebrate your daughter's progression into woman hood. I was 9 years old when i got my first period and was scared out of my mind and my mother was really no help. it was my sister who was 10 years older than me who sat me down and talked about it.
    thanks so much for all your visits and for your wonderfully kind words!!


  4. Wise mama, and this is a great way to give her the supplies and confidence she needs when that special day surprises her. ( and you )

  5. I was camping with my parents when I started my cycle the very first time and it was pretty awful because I was ill-prepared. I love that you're preparing her in a calm, cool, and collected way. [client]


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