Your Daughter's First Period
We know how hard it can be for moms to watch their little girls grow up, and talking to your daughter about her first period can be difficult. You want to give her all the information without making her feel uncomfortable about her body. Here are some websites that might help:
“Preparing for the First Period,” at kidshealth.org
“Menstruation: Preparing your preteen for her period,” at mayoclinic.com
You may want to encourage your daughter to start tracking her periods. She can do this by marking an “X” on the calendar on the first day her period starts. Count the first “X” as day 1. Keep counting the days until she has her next period. If she does this every month, you will be able to tell how many days there are between periods. Or she can use My Feminine Health Planner
for a simple and discreet way to track her period and other feminine health issues.