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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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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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to mom, my bff
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SOCCER_Love2014
SOCCER_Love2014
Posted April 14, 2014
Same thing here deedee8511
deedee8511
deedee8511
Posted April 12, 2014
I did not have to tell my mom she just got me some bras
darkhorseloveme
darkhorseloveme
Posted April 06, 2014
Girlyteen1234: I heard that eating bananas are good for cramps but I'm not sure if it's true. You could also try having a warm bath or asking your mom to rub your tummy (or you could rub it if it's kinda weird with someone else running your tummy for you lol) Hope this helps anyone else that gets bad cramps!
Luvgymnasticsgirl
Luvgymnasticsgirl
Posted March 30, 2014
I like that they have all this advice
spooncity
spooncity
Posted April 06, 2014
HI GIRLS I love this place here on being girl. this may sound weird but I'm in grade 6 and i feel like I can talk to my old grade 4 teacher easier than my mom am in weird? and also has anyone else heard of menstrual cups or diva cups? I did in health and carrer
spooncity
spooncity
Posted April 02, 2014
DEAR LAWR not trying to be mean or anything but your 13 that's waaaaaaaaaay to early to have sex js (just saying)
hotpinkcow
hotpinkcow
Posted March 29, 2014
Great article.
hotpinkcow
hotpinkcow
Posted March 29, 2014
I wish I would like have known about this back then. I totally would have gone with BFF. Thanks and don't worry. I have a younger sister:)
hotpinkcow
hotpinkcow
Posted March 29, 2014
Katy131, kay... not being mean but I would have not SHOWN MY PERIOD TO MY MOM!
hotpinkcow
hotpinkcow
Posted March 29, 2014
hhgregg, I STARTED MINE A DAY AFTER YOU!
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