Just a little in shock at the moment. I knew this day was coming but im amazed its here already!
She turns 11 in May so i thought i might have a year or so until she got her period. But it turns out she just got them.
As i said this is our first time. I've kept her home from school but any more advice would greatly appreciated. We had a pretty basic talk about all of it and shes great with it all.
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20-03-2012 07:37 #1
My 10 yr old got her period :) Advice please!
20-03-2012 08:00 #2
Maybe make it a special day to remember... go shopping for some nice new underwear & then a hot chocolate at a cafe.
Your baby girl is growing up... my DD is 14 & I wish I could hit the pause button
Just make her feel special & show her it's something to be celebrated & not ashamed of
20-03-2012 08:05 #3
Thanks for the reply. Im a little stunned at the moment.
The plan is to make her feel special for sure. I dont want her to feel embaressed like i did.
Im trying to find some good books to help her with it all as well. She is a real book worm and loves to read.
20-03-2012 08:23 #4
Aww i am looking forward to all these precious moments in life with my daughter! i didn't get mine til i was 15! and i was in shock too! my mum wanted to have a party she was so excited i could have babies now.
i was so embarrassed and uncomfortable!
no party for me, thanks mum. lol.
im pretty sure we celebrated somehow but can't really remember. i remember going for a drive and ending up at the beach. i really didn't want to be around a lot of people at the time.
wow, girls are growing into young women so fast these days! =( argh
20-03-2012 08:48 #5
You've already gotten some great ideas I just wanted to congratulate her
20-03-2012 09:26 #6Senior Member
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I got my period at 9 nearly 10 and my mum teaches health so was very open with periods, sex etc. however I was still embarrassed and upset and hated anyone making a fuss of it. I would follow her lead- if she wants to celebrate it then great however if she is shy and quiet about it then maybe just let her be for a while. If you want to celebrate or treat her maybe but her a new book or something that she will enjoy quietly. It's your daughter so you know her best and know what she'll enjoy- I would have been mortified going underwear or pad shopping with my mum though.
20-03-2012 09:55 #7
We just went to the local IGA and i was pretty disappointed with the pad selection for young girls.
Shes doing pretty well but complaining about how uncomfortable it is wearing a pad. But other then that she seems to be taking it in pretty well.
She loves the idea of going out for a girls dinner with just the two of us tonight. Hopefully will be able to find a book or two in kmart as well.
20-03-2012 09:55 #8Senior Member
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OMG... gee girls are maturing early these days! I didn't get mine till I was 17. In a way I thought I was weird cos everyone else at high school had been there, done that. But I was starting year 12 and it had only just hit me. But in a way I was glad I had so many more years of not having to deal with it too!
So happy to hear mums wanting to make their girls feel special. My mum made me feel more out of it by taking me to a specialist cos she thought there was something wrong with me.
20-03-2012 10:02 #9
Aw the poor poppet having to deal withAF at 10! I was 11/12 when I got mine and I was MORTIFIED. Soooo wasn't ready to deal with it yet. I would cringe when my mum wanted to talk about it - kinda just wanted to be left alone! My mum bought a book and more or less forced me to read it - I skimmed it, not realising she was going to quiz my at the end :-O
I can see both sides of it - needing to educate her in this department but respecting how she may be feeling. Sure it's nothing to be ashamed of, but try telling a kid that! One thing that I think is important is to point out that leakages happen and not to be afraid to tell you when they do - blood on clothes is not the end of the world!
Fortunately your dd sounds like she could be a bit more mature than I was at that age. Maybe you could get her a present that signifies her becoming a woman? Like a nice necklace or something?
Good luck! :-)
20-03-2012 10:57 #10
The necklace is a great idea.
I also brought her a book called Poppy Pretzel. I am also reading it so we can talk about it later. Its really clever and easy read for her too.
I was hoping for her sake that it was a few years away though. She wasnt impressed when I told her it will last for 40 plus years. But she was amazed when I explained its a sign she can have babies.
I think the biggest thing I am trying to do it make sure she feels comfortable talking about it and asking questions.
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