How Do I Talk To Dad About My Period?
Dear BeingGirl Experts, I live with my dad, not my mom, and I am really scared to tell him when I get my period. I have pads that I bought and my dad does not know. What do I do? How do I tell him? Addy --- Dear Addy, Dad will need to know when you start your period. Believe it or not your dad does know about them. Telling him may be a little embarrassing, especially if you aren't used to talking about such things. Face-to face is always best. You could take a straight-up approach and just tell him. Saying something like, "This is uncomfortable for me, but I want and need you to know I started my period."
If it is hard for you to start a face-to-face discussion, leave your dad a note where only he will find it. You could say something like "Dad, We need to talk, but I am just having a tough time telling you that I have started my period. I need some supplies and want to pick them out. Can you help me arrange this?" That way, he'll start the conversation with you and you won't have to worry about bringing it up. You might also want to send dad a link to an article or page that interests you on www.beinggirl.com so he can get up to speed on the "girl stuff" you want him to know about! If this totally unnerves you, enlist the help of your grandmother, aunt, family friend, teacher, coach, friend's mother, or school nurse to talk with you about female issues. This person might also be able to help you to relay some of your concerns to your dad. Trust me, Dad will want to know! Your BeingGirl Experts
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