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Added August 01, 2013

Dreading the first period talk? It’s not as bad as you think!

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Get tips on how to talk to your mom and dad about puberty.

It's totally normal to be nervous about having the talk with your mom about your first period. But remember, not so long ago, your mom was nervous about having that same talk! Really, it's not so bad once you get started. So check out these tips on getting the conversation going and don't miss our cool printable notes!

 

Maybe the idea of a big sit-down with your mom seems intimidating. So, try opening the conversation casually by saying something like, "Hey Mom, when you were younger, were you nervous about getting your period?" This opens the door to discussion and gives your mom the chance to open up, too.
 
If it's hard for you to start a face-to-face discussion, leave your mom a note where only she'd find it. You could say something like, "Mom, I need some info about getting my first period. Can we talk tonight?" That way, she'll initiate a conversation with you and you won't have to worry about bringing it up.
 
You could take a straight-up approach and just tell her your feelings. Start by saying something like, "This is an embarrassing topic for me, but I need to talk to you about my period." That way, you and your mom can get to the point right away, and your mom can do her best to make the convo as un-icky as possible.
 
Can’t seem to find the right words? We’ve found them for you. Just choose the First Period Talk note that sounds most like you. Print and sign it, then give it to your mom (or leave it where only she'll be able to find it).
can we talk?
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anniegirl20
anniegirl20
Posted July 30, 2014
hey so first of all Becemm, don't talk to your parents like that and go to your mom not your dad, or both. just do your mom cause you cant just ask your DAD! "yo, what's a tampon iz have no idea what it is." it just sounds weird. and you mom would have a better prospective of it. -anniegirl
Becemm
Becemm
Posted July 29, 2014
Okay guys Im going to be honest. Ive had my period for 3 years and i still havent had the talk with my parents yet. Im too nervous. I had an idea of what I was gunna say to them, which I will write below. Please let me know what you think of this, and what I can do to improve it. Thanks! Heres what I want to say: "Yo, Momma, Pops, come in here! So itz bout time. I is be needing to talk to y'all. Ive been having some blood drip outta me for the past tree yearz. Itz cray cray. I needz u to tell me what to do. Iz it normal? Iz it abnormal? I is be needing some answers. Jimbo next door wont tell me nuthin. He's tight at me because I ran ova his cat with my scooter. Whatevez. But I needs y'all to be telling me whatz going on with all this blood. Momma, why iz dis happening? Pops, whats a tampon? I needs answers people, and iz be needing them now.
DJ Candy
DJ Candy
Posted July 24, 2014
What if your a pessimist and none on those lame notes fit and you can't write and your shy plz help
danica1289
danica1289
Posted July 29, 2014
hi my name is danica and i dont know if i got my period but sometimes i have this white/clearish stuff in my underwear, what is that? i’m afraid to ask my mom about it. im also afraid to ask her when she got her period so that i can figure out when i’m going to get mine, its just so awkward! help me please, im desperate
anniegirl20
anniegirl20
Posted July 29, 2014
hey TammyGirl- i want to say welcome to beinggirl!!!!!! and you should never be scared to have the talk!!!! its normal to be scared of it but you shouldn't! you mom had to have it also and you know she was probly scared also, so just be calm when it happens. :) hope i helped-anniegirl
Tess1234
Tess1234
Posted July 24, 2014
How do u tell your mom u have to use Lanier
anniegirl20
anniegirl20
Posted June 30, 2014
to LoveOrange24 what you could also do is go to the girly part of the store, and just pick up some pads and let her notice by her self. you don't say any thing when she asks you what you need. besides for liners[ if you have asked for that before] and instead grab pads! does that make since? idk hope I helped -anniegirl
anniegirl20
anniegirl20
Posted June 30, 2014
@sidnick CONGRATS!!!!!! -annegirl
Toot toot
Toot toot
Posted June 30, 2014
Love orange 24 this website gives you all the information you will need
TammyGirl
TammyGirl
Posted July 24, 2014
Hey! I'm new to BeingGirl. Anyhoo, I'm soooo dreading "the talk"! I can't help it...I've never talked about personal stuff to my mom. Ummm...yeah. I feel awkward...
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