#1 HOW TO TALK TO YOUR DAUGHTERS
Hi guys. It's Bulan.
Do you remember how you were first taught about your period? It can be one of the most uncomfortable topics in the galaxy but let Bulan help you with some tips.
1. Be honest
No need to hide the word period, firstly. The way we talk to our little girls about period affects how they perceive it, whether as a natural bodily process, or as a shameful and scary thing. Calling period by its real name helps to eliminate embarrassment and instead, fosters acceptance. Share your own funny experiences with her. Show her that you've been through it too, and that there's nothing to be afraid of.
2. Reassure her
Some girls may be excited to get their period, some may be scared about it, but they all have concerns about it. This is the time when she needs you to calm her fears by addressing any concerns with facts and through listening. Some common concerns include what she can expect to experience, what symptoms are normal and what aren't.
3. Make a Period Kit
No one knows when she'll get her first period, so to help her feel prepared, make a period kit together. Go shopping with her. Show her all the things she will be needing for her first time. Get a small zippered pouch and put in everything she needs – heat pack, tissue paper, sanitary pads, liner.
Teach her what to do when she needs to use it.