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#1 butterfli

Posted 03 March 2019 - 10:21 PM

My DD is 14, and she asked me tonight before she went to bed if it’s normal that she doesn’t have her period yet? I said very normal, some girls don’t have a period till they’re 16. Is there anyway I can help ease her anxiousness about periods?

Thanks!

#2 CallMeFeral

Posted 03 March 2019 - 10:51 PM

Tell her to enjoy it :p

But seriously, I didn't get mine till 16 and although I had vague worries about it not coming it was tempered by the fact that my mum had horrible periods and I was very glad to put them off as long as possible.

#3 butterfli

Posted 04 March 2019 - 09:08 AM

 CallMeFeral, on 03 March 2019 - 10:51 PM, said:

Tell her to enjoy it :p

But seriously, I didn't get mine till 16 and although I had vague worries about it not coming it was tempered by the fact that my mum had horrible periods and I was very glad to put them off as long as possible.



I tell her, to enjoy it while she can! :rofl: In saying that I totally understand her worry! She's a young teen girl, most of her friends have theirs, so it's normal for her to be a bit worried!!!

#4 meljbau

Posted 04 March 2019 - 08:19 PM

My daughter was 15. My friend's daughter was 17. Both were thin and involved in high level sport/dance. However my sister was also thin with little signs of puberty and she got her period at 11, so you can't always tell by body type.

So long as your daughter shows other signs of developing I'd reassure her that she's within the norm, albeit at the higher end. If she's not showing any/many signs of developing, then at 14 I think I would be checking things with her GP.

#5 Soontobegran

Posted 04 March 2019 - 08:31 PM

Google the age of menarche and show her that she is quite normal.
All her friends may have their periods but all girls her age won't.

I had a friend pretend she had hers because we all had ours......after the fact I thought that was quite sad. :(

#6 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 04 March 2019 - 09:34 PM

DD1 was 13 years and 2 months
DD2 was 16 years ( 2 weeks after her birthday)
DD3 was 15 years 1 month.

Both DD 2 and 3 are very sporty and dancers/gymnasts.

#7 butterfli

Posted 05 March 2019 - 08:19 AM

My DD isn't happy with me that I've posted a question on here regarding her and periods! :no:  I've told her its all okay, you guys all have daughters who have been at the stage in life she's at, and besides you're not bump into her down the street and say  'OMG, did you know your mum posted this about you!!!'

View Postmeljbau, on 04 March 2019 - 08:19 PM, said:

My daughter was 15. My friend's daughter was 17. Both were thin and involved in high level sport/dance. However my sister was also thin with little signs of puberty and she got her period at 11, so you can't always tell by body type.

So long as your daughter shows other signs of developing I'd reassure her that she's within the norm, albeit at the higher end. If she's not showing any/many signs of developing, then at 14 I think I would be checking things with her GP.

Yes, everything is happening, boobs pubic hair ect, she's just being a hormonal girl who wants to fit in. I never had that wanting to have my period, I think I was probably the first in my grade at school to get it! My daughter is tall & thin, not overly sporty. I think she'll get her first period sometime this year!

She watched a youtube girl talking about how lucky you are if you don't have it, I think she's slowly understanding that it's not a fun thing!!!!

Edited by butterfli, 05 March 2019 - 08:21 AM.


#8 seayork2002

Posted 05 March 2019 - 08:26 AM

My sister was 11 and I was much older (I can't actually remember when) my friends all had them at different times, not just by a few months but totally different years

#9 SkeptiHandsOnMum

Posted 05 March 2019 - 08:19 PM

I didn't outright lie, but I used to go with the flow (groan ...) and pretend that I was having periods. I wasn't until around 15-16. I did not want to look like the odd one out. That was a long time ago, but perhaps some of her friends are doing this?

#10 Soontobegran

Posted 06 March 2019 - 07:06 AM

I do remember a different type of period celebration we had in late secondary school and that was that it had arrived after  teasing us for a couple of days by being late.
So many times. :ph34r:

#11 NikiOne

Posted 06 March 2019 - 07:52 AM

I was nearly 16 and my younger (by 15 months) sister already had hers for about a year. The main difference between us was that I was heavily into athletics and v skinny, she was into books and normal skinny. I started getting breasts at 10 and I was at that time a little chubby, then I started running and it seemed as if puberty just went on hold.
I would have died if I knew my mum was talking about my period...she probably was but never told me lol

#12 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 06 March 2019 - 08:07 AM

Talk of faking it reminded me of the HelloFlo ad previously posted on EB

https://www.youtube....h?v=NEcZmT0fiNM

#13 butterfli

Posted 06 March 2019 - 09:57 AM

View PostVeritas Vinum Arte, on 06 March 2019 - 08:07 AM, said:

Talk of faking it reminded me of the HelloFlo ad previously posted on EB

https://www.youtube....h?v=NEcZmT0fiNM


That was hilarious!!!!! I am definitely showing my DD when she gets hoe from school!!! :rofl:

#14 ausfarmerswife

Posted 06 March 2019 - 06:52 PM

View PostSoontobegran, on 06 March 2019 - 07:06 AM, said:

I do remember a different type of period celebration we had in late secondary school and that was that it had arrived after  teasing us for a couple of days by being late.
So many times. :ph34r:

Ohhh those celebrations were always the most important...

#15 SkeptiHandsOnMum

Posted 07 March 2019 - 08:01 PM

View PostVeritas Vinum Arte, on 06 March 2019 - 08:07 AM, said:

Talk of faking it reminded me of the HelloFlo ad previously posted on EB

https://www.youtube....h?v=NEcZmT0fiNM
Thank you! I am sharing this all over the place .

#16 eachschoolholidays

Posted 07 March 2019 - 08:11 PM

View PostVeritas Vinum Arte, on 06 March 2019 - 08:07 AM, said:

Talk of faking it reminded me of the HelloFlo ad previously posted on EB

https://www.youtube....h?v=NEcZmT0fiNM

That’s awesome!
BTW I didn’t get mine until I was 15.

#17 jayskette

Posted 08 March 2019 - 03:59 PM

rofl. she will regret worrying about it once it arrives, or think about it as the ultimate contraceptive.

#18 fouronthefloor

Posted 08 March 2019 - 04:38 PM

Such a great video. Thanks VVA. For the OP ( and her impatient daughter ), I was 15 3/4, DD1 was 14 and DD2 was 15 3/4. Now I'm in menopause and loving not having to deal with periods ever again ( plus can wear white with 100% confidence




#19 PhillipaCrawford

Posted 08 March 2019 - 05:14 PM

DD1 now 24 was a few months past 16. I did mention it to the GP but he was convinced it was OK.
Interestingly she wasn't a slim kid at all, quite the reverse and the bonus was she grew taller, about 5'8" (and she had had that wrist x'ray for her braces which predicted her at under 5'5") apparently girls keep growing until their first period?

DD2 now 18 had her just before 14.

DD1 said it took her 2 days before she understood why I had said she was lucky

#20 butterfli

Posted 08 March 2019 - 05:32 PM

View PostPhillipaCrawford, on 08 March 2019 - 05:14 PM, said:

DD1 now 24 was a few months past 16. I did mention it to the GP but he was convinced it was OK.
Interestingly she wasn't a slim kid at all, quite the reverse and the bonus was she grew taller, about 5'8" (and she had had that wrist x'ray for her braces which predicted her at under 5'5") apparently girls keep growing until their first period?

DD2 now 18 had her just before 14.




DD1 said it took her 2 days before she understood why I had said she was lucky

If that’s true, I stopped growing at 12!




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