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DD2 starts high school tomorrow...but first period just started!!

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piellabakewell Mon 05-Sep-11 18:41:18

She just started at 6pm and she spends her first day in high school tomorrow. If only it had started a few days ago and I could have helped her! She is being quite matter of fact but was already nervous about school and now she has her first ever period to cope with at the same time. My baby really is growing up - but what rubbish timing!

MogandMe Mon 05-Sep-11 18:45:01

Aaah poor DD.

It's only 6 hours so if she changes just before and straight after she will only need to change once during the day whilst actually at school. Is DD1 able to keep an eye on her?

SquishyCinnamonSwirls Mon 05-Sep-11 18:46:46

Ah bless her! Just remind her about going to the loo to change frequently enough, she'll have loads to think about without having an embarrassing accident too. Hope all goes well.

paulapantsdown Mon 05-Sep-11 18:52:41

Oh the poor sweetheart!
A little dose of Calpol in the morning would help her cramps too.

DoubleDegreeStudent Mon 05-Sep-11 18:57:13

Does her blazer have a zippy pocket on the inside? The only problem I had when I started my period at secondary school was everyone left their bags in the classrooms at break, so it was really obvious if a girl took hers with her. I remember skipping lunch the first time so that I could take my bag and nobody would see me...

It may not be a problem for her, but suggest she has a think about what she might do if she doesn't want people to notice

pointydog Mon 05-Sep-11 19:06:43

Bad timing but it sounds like she'll just take it in her stride which most girls do. Follow her example!

MigratingCoconuts Mon 05-Sep-11 19:38:11

Can you let her tutor know on the QT? Would she mind her tutor knowing? It might help if she knew of an adult who she could go to if needed.

Rubbish timing!

Kez100 Mon 05-Sep-11 20:39:27

Look at it positively as good timing.

Mine started in second year of secondary (year 8 nowadays), at school with no warning! Luckily my French teacher realised before I did and managed to get me to the school nurse without any fuss. I would have died of embarrassment if I had been the one having to deal with it.

piellabakewell Mon 05-Sep-11 23:27:10

No blazer, and no big sis at school either (in any case, only Y7 and 6th form in tomorrow). I have reminded her to have a pad in her bag and keep her bag handy to change at lunchtime. Also to wrap the pad in loo roll so the sticky side doesn't stick to the bin! Fingers crossed that she copes ok, thanks all for your advice.

CeliaFate Tue 06-Sep-11 09:51:25

Aw bless her. I've put some sanitary disposal bags in dd's school bag just in case there's no toilet roll available (often runs out and isn't replaced during the day). A pack of travel wipes, anti bacterial handgel and tissues too. If she doesn't need it, great. But it's good to be equipped just in case!

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