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friends daughter started period idk what to tell HIM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

my friends daughter just got her period he is a single dad and does not know what to d have any advice you could give me so i could give him i really dont know my daughters only 2 vand he is freakin out the girl is 10 and is scared help quickly

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:01 PM on Jan. 27, 2009 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • Well, how close are you to the girl? Perhaps you should step up to the plate and explain to her that its normal etc. Show her how to use pads. She may be more comfortable with a women.
    mistynights234

    Answer by mistynights234 at 8:04 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • all you can do is tell him to tell her its part of growing up its going to happen once a month now and he needs to buy her pads i dont recommend tampons for a child that young.
    Its part of growing up. poor guy there is no grandma that can talk to her about it?
    Mommy2B04

    Answer by Mommy2B04 at 8:04 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • Can you talk with this little girl and explain how to take care of herself? Maybe there is an aunt or school counselor that could talk with her. It's probably best for him to speak with her factually and tell her to let him know when she needs things from the store. It's a natural part of life for girls and isn't anything to be ashamed of and is best just addressed like any other subject. Help him with the wording to use when talking to her and be there for her.
    Lisahi

    Answer by Lisahi at 8:04 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • Ouch, ten is really young :( Can you print out info on hormone changes, and the menstrual cycle and offer to be there to talk to her as well? She is ten so she should start out with pads, maybe go buy a couple brands and help her with how to use them? If you are good enough friends and you know her. It has to be very scary for a single father...
    celticreverie

    Answer by celticreverie at 8:05 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • Do you mean he has never discussed this with his daughter before? Can't you talk to her? All you have to do is explain why she has started this, what to expect, and what to do about it... It's not all that hard.. if he can't come up with anything else.. have him do what my mom did.. put a book in front of her and tell her to read it.
    pupmom

    Answer by pupmom at 8:05 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • no grandma lives in maryland we live in los angelos california
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:06 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • Get a copy of "The Care and Keeping of You". If you are at all close to the girl, take her out for a girl's day out and talk to her.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 8:36 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • Oh for Goodness sake. Tell him she started her period and it is normal and natural. Give her the care and keeping of you. (Great book) Give her your number to call and explain what to do in all the awkward times. (Leakage ect.) Quit making such a big deal out of it, no wonder she and he are freaked out.
    SusieD250

    Answer by SusieD250 at 9:27 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • Geez, SusieD250, take a pill already! OP just wanted some advice on what to say. Who's making a big deal? Besides, shouldn't it be? It's the girl's FIRST period. She's TEN. Single DAD. So what, they need a little help. No biggie. Sheesh!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:25 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • Tell child what she needs to know about her period that father may not be able to. Tell her father she's is blossoming and you had a girl talk with her and everythings fine. Tell him to leave a few bills on dresser regularly for sanitary products.So she will not have to ask and he won't have to purchase himself.
    summerray5

    Answer by summerray5 at 10:51 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

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