The word ‘Period’ and the situation that happens during these times to youth creates a little fuss for them, and specially when they do not feel like discussing the matter with anyone specially their parents. Mostly the thing surprises and actually feels to most girls as if the worst thing on earth is happening to them, and many of them clearly do not know what it is. So, it feels dirty, very dirty! What next, should I tell my mom? How could I? I do not know what it is! Moreover, how could I approach my mom for it, it feels bad, it feels dirty.
The situation at parent’s end when they see their child growing, they definitely come to know at some stage specially with the changing moods and behavior of their child. This extremely sensitive coming of age situation needs special care, attention from parents, and in case they are unable to educate, and counsel their child about this, it may cause critical problems. This may damage the sexual attitude and behavior; it could turn in to strong negativity and aggressive behavior if not attended in time.
How to Inform:
This matter does not require a formal meeting with the child. You have to approach your girl tactically regarding this matter, not making it feel special or enthusiastic about it. Keep it as normal and natural as possible could be of great help.
According to Dr. Sangeeta Agarwal, children are very curious, they will come up with something, and parents should not ignore their questions or shrug them off. When your daughter is reaches age ten, it would be fine not changing the channels when the napkins ads pops up. Expose them to sanitary products casually while shopping in the market and also let them know where these garments are kept. The basic concept is to kill the dirty myth and the aura of shame around this topic. Deal it like a matter of privacy but not secrecy. Delve into the details in an indifferent manner, tell your daughter about pregnancy and child birth by letting the health magazines left at home in reach of your daughters.
Educating your daughter about menstruation in some way or the other will strengthen the mother-child relationship. Let them know about symptoms, tell them about ovulation cycle.
Let Him Know
Let the boys know about these situations as well, it will help them grow up, a man to man or a father son talk will be the activity required here. Let your boys understanding towards women a little stepped up. If they understand sexuality, better and positively it will surely help during pregnancy periods of their wives when they come across that situation. They will not think their partners dirty a few days in a month.
It is advisable to keep the hygiene practices going as usual and specially in these times, do not avoid washing and bathing, encourage your girls to bath and change their napkins at required intervals within some hours.