My mom isn't around. How can I talk to my dad about periods and other girl
You'll be happy to hear that we have gotten similar questions from dads who are
nervous about talking to their daughters! Chances are your dad knows that you might
have questions and concerns about body changes.
As for how to start the conversation, the first step is finding a good time. If
you have brothers and sisters, you might want to find a few minutes when you can talk
to your dad alone. Then it might be as simple as saying, "Dad, I need to buy some
supplies at the store
because I might get my period soon."
You both might be a little embarrassed, but also relieved because you will have
raised the topic at last. It should get easier from there. For instance, your supplies
will become just regular items on the shopping list. You also might suggest that your
dad buy you a book about puberty. You also can find these at the library.
Funny as it might sound, dads do know what periods
are! But if you have questions you'd rather ask a girl, consider talking to girls
or women you are close to, such as an aunt, grandmother, or older cousin.
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Date reviewed: January 2017