Menarche, the first menstruation, is a determining factor for female development. This event will definitely mark the entrance to puberty, generating emotions such as anxiety and fear. But how to talk to your daughter about her first period?
There are several sources of information such as magazines, health professionals, teachers and educational videos, but there is nothing like finding the necessary support in the mother to go through this phase. Ideally, you should start educating your daughter about body changes and menstruation around 8 years of age. Many girls already menstruate at this age and it is very important that they already know a little about the subject so as not to be “caught” by surprise.
Don’t be shy about answering the questions she will ask like: “How will it be?” or “what will I feel?”. Focus on immediate and practical aspects of dealing with menarche. You can get help with educational materials found in gynecological offices or libraries, so you can either read with her or let her read alone.
Apart from this, there are experts available online who could guide you about how you should explain it to your daughter that would make her feel comfortable talking to you about it. You can click to read more about the same to do it in the best possible manner to ultimately build a special bond with your daughter.
You can also start a conversation by asking if she talks about it with her friends and what she already knows, so it’s easier to correct misconceptions and provide new information. It’s great that you talk in a quiet place.
Do you still have questions about how to talk to your daughter about her first period? Know that there are no rules, just try to resolve your own doubts from when you were her age.