How do I talk to my mom about periods?
How do you ask your mom about periods before you get it?
Hi, you are very welcome to Ask Pat. Thank you for your question.
It sounds like you would like to ask your mom about periods before you get it. You are very brave for wanting to speak openly about this and to want to understand what small changes will happen for you.
It also sounds like you want to feel prepared for the natural changes that will happen in your body. It’s understandable you may feel a little nervous to ask about periods, it’s important you do this at your own pace. You have a right to be accepted for who you are, and your mom has a responsibility to listen to you. Talking can really help. Talking to mom, who once went through the same thing, can often help ease any feelings of embarrassment.
Maybe you will find a quiet time when you and mom are alone together or perhaps you see an advertisement on television about periods and that could be an opportunity for you to ask your mom your questions. If you feel that you still have more questions after speaking to mum about periods, you might find it useful to look at articles on spunout.ie/ that covers everything you need to know about it.
Before or after you have asked your mom about periods, you might want to chat with somebody. The Childline Team are available by phone on 1800 66 66 66, by text on 50101 or through our web chat on www.childline.ie. Childline services are free, non-judgemental and confidential, and are available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
It was great hearing from you, and please do contact us anytime.
Take care of yourself and be safe,