I was very hesitant to tell her about my first period, I never asked about discharge, and even when I had periods so painful I couldn't get out of my desks at school because my legs were paralyzed, or periods so heavy I was bleeding through a super absorbency pad an hour, I never said a word. I told the school nurse before I told my mom (because I couldn't come up with a lie on the spot about why I needed IB Profin and to lie down lol).
Did anyone else have these issues talking to their mothers about this? Is it normal? I don't want my daughter to have to go through that, I want to be there for her. How can I keep her from falling into my pattern?
I didn't talk to my mom about anything personal, but I was determined to have a close relationship with my kids. I started talking to them about everything when they were babies and just continued it. As they got older, I started talking to them about periods, kissing, smoking, & things like that because we'd see it at the mall or out somewhere & I used the opportunity to start a discussion. By the time my daughter was a teenager, we were sitting on the floor of her room talking about boys & sex & everything else as easily & freely as any other topic, because I had done it all along. My oldest daughter is now 25 & my oldest son is now 18 & they come talk to me about everything. Neither of them have ever smoked, drank, done drugs, been in trouble with the law, both are virgins & waiting till they are married to have sex. I'm glad I invested the time in building our relationship.
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