How to speak to your daughter about Menstruation with ease

speak to your daughter about Menstruation with easeDo you have a daughter ? Are you ready to explain to your daughter about Periods or Menstrual Cycle ? Are you thinking how to explain her about menstruation without her feeling scared ?

Puberty and Menstruation is not an easy subject to discuss, but as a mother you need to explain your little one all about it, so that she should  feel  positive about her developmental  changes.

First and foremost thing….you stay calm and then follow the points listed here

Be Proactive

With so much change in lifestyle and eating habits, on average, most girls start their periods when they are around ten to thirteen. Periods normally starts 2 to 2.5 years after a girl’s breasts begin to develop. It’s better to speak to them about menstruation when they are around nine or ten. If you think it’s too early, you might be in for surprise when kids share with you half knowledge regarding this from their friends. As a loving parent you must take time and explain all about biological changes that will transform them into a healthy women. This will nourish their self-esteem.

Just you and your little one

This talk need to be happening between just you and your little one. No third person need to be there. This will help her from feeling awkward or uncomfortable.

Do not plan for a lecture

Do not plan for a long talk. Since it is the first talk, keep it brief. Do not try to explain her everything in a single conversation. Explain her facts about puberty and menstruation over many such mini talks. Emphasize to them that these changes are part of natural process of growing up.

speak to your daughter about Menstruation with ease

Do not sound boring

Do not pour out all science information you picked up in high school. Otherwise she will feel it to be a class from biology teacher. Pep the talk with some cookies and snacks.

Limit the talk to Menstruation and Periods

Explain to them why the monthly cycle happens and how it happens. You need not step into ‘sex’ aspect. You must also speak to them about body weight increase, development of breast, under arm and pubic hair growth and  skin problems. It is also essential to brief them about menstrual hygiene.  As she grows up introduce to her about how pregnancy happens and how babies take shape in uterus.

Explain with the help of visual media

We are living in the age of youtube. If you search you will find many explainer videos on menstruation that can help you in explaining this concept with ease.

Let me include some links for you

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Did you know we inherit these 5 traits from our Mother

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If you are a women, you will experience similar health milestones as that of your mother

Let me kick of this Mother’s day post by giving a big salute to my Mom.

I am sure we all agree that mom has played a key role in transforming us into what we are today… even if we are like two peas in a pod or totally chalk and cheese. You would be surprised to know that it’s just not at behavior level moms influence us, but she influences our genetic makeup too !

Intelligence comes from our mom

How intelligent a child is depends on mom, and not on Dad….science says so.  Genes for intelligence is present on X chromosome and women have two of these. But then things  are not just that simple. Mothers do have two X chromosomes, but they aren’t identical chromosomes, and of course, they get one of them from their fathers.

Energy that powers our cells…we owe it to mom

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Mitochondria are structures present inside cells that helps in converting the energy from food into a form that cells can use. Though most of the DNA is packed in cell nucleus, mitochondria also have a small amount of their own DNA and this is essential for powering the cells. This mitochondrial DNA comes only from the mother and nobody fully understands why or how fathers’ mitochondrial DNA gets wiped from cells.

Menstruation….it resembles a lot like your mom

If you are a women, you will experience similar milestones as that of your mother. Study carried out by Institute of Cancer Research at the University of London, says that there’s a 57 percent chance that a girl will start menstruating within three months of when her mother started her period.

Not so good part…….

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