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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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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
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...
XxMewMewGirlxX
XxMewMewGirlxX
Posted June 30, 2014
I just got my first period. I was at my grandmas house and I came out and said, I think I got my period... and she jumped up and said, i'll call your mother and go take a shower! I swear, she was crying. later on my mom slipped a pad under the door and said can we talk? it was a bit awkward but not weird, if you know what I mean. don't be afraid and wait. tell them right away or you will regret it!
Toot toot
Toot toot
Posted June 23, 2014
Love orange 24 for a pad idea just tell your mom but she might freak out big time like mines but you might want the light pads or medium pads or heavy pads it just depends on what kind. Also make a list by step by step so you you won't forget the steps on what your aposose to do and what to have and the kind of clothes you might have to wear when you have but get a heads start
Toot toot
Toot toot
Posted June 23, 2014
I already got my bras plus I love Jason darulo beyonce tlc Cody Simpson cherly loyd also trey my man named oh name n.a. look what you have started oops nana if you keep on snacking that oooh oh na n.a. put your hands in the air if you spending the night
sydnick03
sydnick03
Posted June 18, 2014
i just started mine recently and haven't told my mom yet. I am nervous i am going to tell her tomorrow
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