ASK YOUR PARENTS anything
We took your burning questions for the ’rents to teen wellness expert Kim Smith to help you get what you want.
This is awkward, but I want to talk to my mum about periods because we learnt about them at school, and even though I don’t have mine yet, I’m worried about not being ready when it happens. Like not having the right things. My mum has never talked about it with me so I feel embarrassed to talk to her about it.
This can be awkward, especially if your mum doesn’t speak openly about periods. Some parents don’t want to make their daughters feel embarrassed so they don’t bring it up. It might be a nice surprise for your mum if you approach her to discuss it. Start the conversation by letting her know your school gave a talk about periods and you have some questions. Let her know your concerns and ask her if she can help you to be prepared for when they arrive. Be brave. Once you start the conversation, it won’t be as embarrassing as you might think and could even bring you and your mum closer together.