Get ready to navigate the crimson wave! Your tween’s first period can be a rollercoaster ride but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. 😉
Be supportive and understanding:
It's important to be patient and supportive when talking to your tween about their period. They may feel embarrassed, nervous, or confused, so try to make the conversation as comfortable and supportive as possible.
Educate yourself about menstruation and the menstrual cycle so you can answer any questions your tween may have. There are many books, websites, and resources available that can help you better understand menstruation and how to help your tween manage their period.
Provide the necessary supplies:
Ensure your tween has access to pads, tampons, or other menstrual products they feel comfortable using. It's a good idea to stock up on different types of products so your tween can experiment and find the one that works best for them.
Help them create a routine:
Help your tween create a routine for managing their period. This might include keeping track of their cycle on a calendar, setting reminders to change their pad or tampon, and packing extra supplies in their backpack or purse.
Offer emotional support:
Your tween may be feeling a range of emotions related to their period, such as anxiety, embarrassment, or frustration. Make sure they know they can talk to you about their feelings and that you are there to offer emotional support.
6. Encourage self-care: Encourage your tween to take care of themselves during their period by getting enough rest, eating healthy foods, and practicing good hygiene.
Help your tween understand that menstruation is a normal and natural part of life. Normalize the experience by talking about it openly and honestly, and by reminding your tween that many people go through the same experience.
By following these tips, parents can help make the experience of dealing with their tween's first period less stressful and more manageable for both themselves and their child.