Now that I have had the talk with my sweet daughter, I am good for a while as far as talks but there are some things I know I am going to have to reiterate when the time comes. Things like maintenance. I mean its not like you can just say “Oh here you go, good luck with that!”. I will have to sit her down and tell her why it is important to keep good hygiene during that time.
Another thing we need to talk about is how to deal with those lovely side effects that come along with that time of the month. I’m talking cramps, acne, aches and pains, MOODINESS, and just feeling blah. I am most definitely going to make sure she has her tylenol with her and always carries an emergency stash of liners and pads. I don’t want her to ever have to worry about unexpectedly getting her period and not having anything. It happened to me once in school, 7th grade, and I will tell her how it made me feel and always encourage her to carry a purse with her products in it. I know I was a bit of a tomboy and not into carrying a purse or even wearing makeup in 7th grade when I had my unexpected period so I want to make sure that my tomboy daughter remembers to always have something so she can be saved from embarrassment.
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