I was awakened by my 12 year old daughter around two o clock this morning calmly saying to me "mom I think I started my period. I coulnt belive it I knew it was going to come one day , but so soon so she asked me if I had any pads, I got up and found her some.. I am sitting here in shock like ok she can get pregnant now and wow there will be two pmsers in here although it already seems like she was pmsin way before it came. And now I am thinking what do I say to her when she comes from school today. My stomach hurts

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Nov. 26, 2008 at 12:33 PM

You should make a celebration of it.  Take her somewhere special ordo something to mark the occassion.  I plan on taking my daughters to a salon and letting them have their first professional manicure/pedicure and then we'll go have lunch somewhere, just the two of us.  My oldest daughter is almost 10 and she is showing signs of impending puberty.  I'm going to go ahead soon and get her a box of pads and a pouch to keep her stuff in.  I will be sending her to school with a pad and an extra pair of panties, to be prepared in case it happens at school. 

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Nov. 26, 2008 at 12:34 PM

First, try not to let her see you sweat.  Do you remember when you first got yours?  Were you a mixture of excited and scared?  Be excited for her!!  Take her out for a special dinner to celebrate the fact that she is growing up.  It's a pretty "icky" thing so make it special.  And try not to cry...

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Nov. 26, 2008 at 12:47 PM

I agree with doing something special for her.  I read a book a few years ago called 'The Red Tent' by Anita Diamant.  It was set in biblical times and revolved around a group of women who go to the 'red tent' once a month because of their periods and that they couldn't share their normal tent with the rest of the family since they were considered 'unclean' durring that time of the month.  It was thought by the rest of the village that the 'red tent' time was almost a punnishment since they were being kept from their families.  In reality the 'red tent' was more like a vacation.  All the cooking and cleaning and such was done by the prepubescent girls in the village.  The ladies who hung out in the tent basically sat around eating sweets that were brought to them and gossiping.  Those of us who read the book decided that it was a great idea.  So rather than feeling sorry for ourselves and being pissy we all decided to do something special for ourselves durring that week.  Weather it was a manicure, pedicure, haircut, a new blouse, new shoes etc.. we decided to give ourselves one treat to make the rest of the week bearable and actually have something to look forward to the following month instead of worrying about turning good panties into 'period panties'.

That was a little long...lol Sorry about that!

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Dec. 9, 2008 at 11:39 PM

Girl fast and pray!  FAST and PRAY!!!!  LOL  rolling on floor

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