It is a rite of passage when every mother must sit her daughter down and explain to her about menstruation which will mark her transition into adolescence.
The onset of menstruation is a big day in any girl’s life and you must teach your daughter about her periods well before she gets them so that she is prepared.
Every girl reacts differently to her first period. There may be relief, excitement or even fear, apprehension and anxiety. Whatever her reaction be, she will be far better prepared if she understands what is happening to her and why her body is behaving that way.
Preparing your daughter for her period need not be one long extensive talk but a gradual educational process. But even if you decide to sit her down for that all-important talk, make sure you are well informed yourself.
Remember that the first period can be an overwhelming experience for a girl and you aren’t merely handing over a list of facts about periods. You are helping her understand what it means to turn from a girl into a woman.
We run through some important facts about periods that you can brush up on so that you can be confident yourself first. Be calm, patient, open and arm yourself with these 17 things to teach your daughter about her periods.