Skip the Word “Normal” in Conversations About Periods

Want to know how to talk about periods? Skip the word “normal.” The key is letting your child know they’re not alone while preparing them that every period is unique because every person is unique. Everything from how a person physically feels during their period to how they emotionally process the transition differs from person to person. A way of feeling or thinking isn’t normal or abnormal. At the same time, make sure your child knows they should come to you if something doesn’t feel right, and you can figure it out together or consult a doctor.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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