I ve been given a chance to go away for a week without kids who will stay with their father. Dd is 12 and I m so worried she will start her period when I m away. Yes, I know it s unlikely as it s just one week. Have talked her through periods, given her the lillets intro pack so she has towels etc but I feel I just want to be on hand. Am I being daft worrying about this?
I do realise it s being daft. Just that thing of wanting to be there for important life events... And to give her a cuddle, chocolate, hot water bottle, snuggle up and watch a film, etc. It will be my baby entering a different world, and for that reason, it's marked for me. Another stage in life...like them starting school
Totally understand how you feel - I'm occasionally go away myself. Just make sure she knows how to use the protection you've got for her and explain if she starts in the night and wakes up a bit messy to have a quick shower. Also, mention, she would be welcome to phone you for a chat ,also Dad is there for he and if she has a problem at school teachers will be used to helping. It's worth mentioning to him about it and anything you'd want him to know in case she had a problem.
This isn;t something is made a big dea of in our family. I don;t even remember having my first period or what my mum said/did or even if I told her! Certainly didn't snuggle up and watch a film!
But then I haven't been there for so many firsts (DS adopted) so I guess I've learnt that these kind of things really don't matter that much in the long run - its the other 364 days of the year that matter and first boyfriend break up and exam times.
Don't worry. She'll be fine even on the off chance she does!
DD2 started on a music course all 3 kids were on (and me but I wasn't in the same groups). I got a text from DS (then 14 or 15?) to say "DD2 has started her period, don't worry DD1 has sorted her out but she says can you send dad to get some more pads" LOL.
That's my lot.... factual and supportive but not indulgent of each other at all!
Don't worry! My mum was away when I started and I've lived to tell the tale! Just make sure she knows where everything is and that she knows how to use sanitary towels etc. maybe make a point of telling her not to worry about getting knickers dirty etc as it happens to everyone. My mum had also bought me a book about first time menstruation which I was totally embarrassed to receive but of course ran off an read cover to cover Chances are it won't happen then of course.
good grief. My mum was at work when i started. Found dad in his shed and told him, he went bright red, rummaged in mums wardrobe and found me a sanitary towel with hoops! That tells you it was 30 plus years ago. people much more open these days. As long as she knows she will not bleed to death she will be fine