How I Discussed Menstruation with Eleanor?

Make sure you tell them before the world does

Daily Rants
3 min readMay 17, 2024

When my daughter turned 8, I decided it was the right time to talk to her about menstruation. I wanted to make sure she knew about these changes before they happened. This way, she wouldn’t feel scared or surprised when she experienced her first period. It was an important step for us to talk openly about something so natural.

We sat down one afternoon, and I explained things in a simple way that she could easily understand. I told her how menstruation is a normal part of growing up for many girls and what she could expect. This conversation helped us build trust and made her feel more confident about the changes her body would go through.

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Basics for Beginners

Menstruation is a natural process that happens to girls as they grow up. It means that once a month, the body prepares for a possible pregnancy. If there is no pregnancy, the body sheds the lining of the uterus, and this comes out as blood through the vagina. This cycle usually happens every month and is a healthy part of being a woman.

It’s important for girls to know that everyone’s body is different, so their period can start at different times. Most girls get their first period between the ages of 9 and 16, but it varies…