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Mom and Intro to Periods

How would you say your mom did during your early period years? Exceptional job, making you feel comfortable with your period? Or could she have used some work in that department? Will you do things differently if you have a daughter?

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Posted by: trini on Sep 7, 2007
Mom and Intro to Periods

she was no help at all.

well i love her to death and we are very close now, i'm 24, but when i started i was only 10 years old and i think she was so stunned that she didn't really explain anything about my period and what was going on. i felt really embarrassed to ask her anything about it. to this day i remember her giving me a pad and telling me to put it in my panties and saying, " you better hope this just goes away till your much older because you are going to hate it". yeah she was no help at all. my cousin had to tell me how to use tampons and gave me some of hers the first time i used them. my mom didn't even know i was using tampons for a long time, until i got older.i learned all the rest from friends.

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Posted by: HoneyB33 on Sep 4, 2007
Mom and Intro to Periods

mom and intro

I knew so little about what was going to happen, and started my period early too. I went to my mother and said I found blood in my pants, she handed me a pad and said well you will need one of these. That was my intro, I agree with the post that said I am glad they taught it in school. My mother is more open to discuss now, but she is 67!

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Posted by: Shannonmarie on Aug 30, 2007
Mom and Intro to Periods

Poor Dad!

Well my mother was not in the picture as a child and I was the only girl out of 3 boys, so when I first got my period I didn't tell anyone but my best friend. My dad didn't find out that I had been having my period until a year later. Every month I would tell him that I needed money for "things" and he would hand me a five dollar bill. Thank goodness for sex education in school, and of course my best friend!

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Posted by: BigMomma on Aug 28, 2007
Mom and Intro to Periods

My introduction to menses !

Mom could definetly had been better help. I learned everything in school. When I had my 1st period she didn't say anything after she stopped laughing. My dad told me it would happen every month and that was all that was said. Thank Goodness the school system taught that kinda stuff. We had to sit in on a lecture just a few months before my big debut in white jeans !!! If it wasn't for the school teaching it.. I would have known nothing !!!

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Posted by: Topaz11 on Aug 20, 2007
Mom and Intro to Periods

awkward moments

My mom didn't make me feel UNcomfortable, but it was an awkward moment when I talked about it with her. When I got my period in 6th grade I wasn't actually sure what it was since it wasn't heavy or very red. So, I asked mom about it and she's like, "well that's your period. Guess you'll be having that for another 40 years..." Thanks for the encouragement mom! She just had a no nonsense attitude about it like it was no big deal. Having an older sister helped though, she showed me how to use the feminine products.

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Posted by: gaelgan on Aug 12, 2007
Mom and Intro to Periods

My intro to periods...

My mom probably did the best she knew how to at the time. She gave me a (1970's) period information booklet. I believe I remember it vaguely referred to chickens/eggs and other such reproduction information. It wasn't very informative and I felt lost after reading it. Luckly, I challenged myself to learn more on my own. :)

Since I have a tween daughter who will be getting a period shortly, I took control and talked with her about the whole subject of sex and reproduction and made sure if she had any questions to come to me. I also purchased her a modern book called "The Period Book" can't remember the author's name, but it was a very effective teaching tool. I wanted her to feel comfortable with herself and have the knowledge I didn't.

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