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When did you talk to your tween about her period for the first time?

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Asked by PassionMom1216 at 4:31 PM on Oct. 27, 2013 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • about 5th grade unless you think it may come earlier

    Answer by Crafty26 at 4:35 PM on Oct. 27, 2013

  • 5th grade is when my school had the menstrual class.

    Kids are having their periods earlier and earlier though. I didn't get mine til 14.

    Answer by staciandababy at 4:43 PM on Oct. 27, 2013

  • I agree with Crafty, perhaps 10 years old if she is going into puberty, but she needs to know how babies are made earlier!

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 4:45 PM on Oct. 27, 2013

  • I had to have that discussion in 4th grade b/c of what an older sibling told my dau's friend. They should know by 5th grade tho, b/c these days girls are starting early. In fact, last year they sent home pamphlets for all the girls in my dau's 5th grade class. This year they will get more sex ed.

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 5:28 PM on Oct. 27, 2013

  • Before they started having one. You usually can tell it is time. When they start first signs of developing.


    Answer by louise2 at 5:59 PM on Oct. 27, 2013

  • My daughter is still too young for the particulars, but she knows that grown-up ladies bleed once in a while, and I'll fill in more details as she needs them. I feel better about making the idea sort of a natural part of her knowledge base so it won't come as a big shock later on.

    Answer by Ballad at 8:41 PM on Oct. 27, 2013

  • 8-9 years. We read the American Girl book together (the care and keeping of me) and then talked more in depth over time.

    Answer by missanc at 9:58 PM on Oct. 27, 2013

  • I have the American Girl book, DD loves it.

    Answer by WifeyandMom71 at 4:02 PM on Oct. 28, 2013

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