Period. Question. Exclamation… Talking about periods can feel like an awkward conversation. But it doesn't have to be. The more mystery that surrounds menstruation the scarier it is is for young girls, so we encourage honest, easy-going conversations.
When is the right time to start talking about menstruation?
It's never too early. Any question a child has about something natural, healthy and normal – a parent should find a way to answer in an honest, age-appropriate way. Menstruation is all of those things.
Tips for ages 2 – 6:
More tips and suggestions for this age (as well as 7-13) can be found in The Essential Guide to Understanding and Loving Your Cyclein our Starter Kit. We've dedicated an entire section to supporting parents' role in guiding children to a positive understanding of a woman's amazing menstrual cycle.
Of course, when a child catches you off guard with the "period" question, the perfect answer isn't always what comes out! We love hearing funny, cute, or clever stories from our friends and customers. Here are a few of our favorites. We'd love to hear yours! Just add your comment or video to our Facebook page, where we choose a winner every week to receive a free kit.