Helping your daughter through her first period for gay dads
By Adriana Parente Apr 5, I was 12 years old, and I had no idea what was happening to me—I had never made the toilet water turn red before. Generally, a girl begins menstruating about two years after her breasts start to develop and about six months to a year after she starts to get vaginal discharge. Well, I had no idea of any of the warning signs, nor had I even thought to pay attention to any changes happening to my body—until the day the toilet water turned red.
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Something that will change your relationship with her permanently, and can be painful, awkward, irritating, or seemingly incomprehensible. Hard to think of your baby growing up, right? Well, guess what, dad, she is. It could happen any minute. On my ninth birthday, I took a bath. At that age, the thing I loved most was to take a long, hot bath with a book.
Hey, dads! Are you ready for your daughter's first period?
To make sure your daughter sees her first period as a positive and natural part of life, celebrate the event! This celebration can be low-key or more involved. Make it part of a years-long conversation with your daughter about growing up, and fit the party to her personality.
Blended Family Advice author, Shirley Cress Dudley, gives single dads advice on helping their daughters through their first period. I have also heard from single or remarried dads out there who are worried that their teenage daughter may approach them with this issue! Some start as young as 8, while other girls may start as late as 15 or Her first period is called menarche, and lasts from 2 to 7 days.