Our New Question Is.....

First, you guys are "awesomeliscious" - a word I learned from one of the girls who posted on the blog this week. I am flooooooored by all the great advice you gave L.B. who was worried about being flat-chested. We are building a great group of friends here!

Which leads me to today's new question. Since Mother's Day is Sunday, I picked one that has to do with moms. Here it is:

Dear PLS,
I want to ask my mom about periods, but it is kind of embarrassing. What should I do?
K.M., age 11
And don't forget to be kind to your M-O-M this weekend. Do something completely surprising like empty the dishwasher. She just might faint. When I do stuff like that, my mom feels my forehead and asks if I feel OK. She's funny, that mom of mine.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

well...it kind of depends on whether you mom is one of those people who are willing to give advice.if so,then you could start like 'mom,since i'm at the age of the start of puberty,could you give me some tips on what to look out for when it comes to things like periods?'but if not,then you could just say that you're curious and you want to know about it.it was embarrasing for me too,but i got over it and just asked my mom,and it turned out fine.Good Luck!

May 8, 2009 at 2:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do what i did.
ask ur mum and ask like u r asking for candy.
ask with a light in ur eye
and dont look nervious or embarssed.
if u want u can ask me bout them
i got my peroids so u can ask me.

May 8, 2009 at 4:21 AM  
Anonymous Cinnevia said...

IF you don't want to talk to your mom then you should talk to an adult that you feel comfortable talking to

May 8, 2009 at 7:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, even I'm embarrased about asking my mom about these kinda stuff, but when I was a bit younger, anything that I was tooo embarrased to ask my mom about, I would write it on a note and leave it in her closet or something..
And it depends on what kind of mom you have..

May 8, 2009 at 8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had to take sex ed. so i was able to talk to my teacher more about it and it felt more comfortable because I knew she was there to answer questions. Also you can keep on asking me because I have my period too.

May 8, 2009 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger Liddy said...

I still didn't tell my mom i know how u feel

May 8, 2009 at 10:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a christian. God has answered prayers for me. If you are embarassed then you could pray about it. Then go to your mom and calmy ask here if she could tell you about periods. If you still feel embarressed, talk to a different adult you trust or feel comfortable with.

May 8, 2009 at 11:22 AM  
Anonymous Bubbles said...

OMG simple...if you are too scared to ask ur mom. Then ask an older cousin or sibling of post questions on the website and we will answer!! OKAY? Everything will work out. I'm also a christian and on my many mission trips to mexico God has answered MANY prays for me. So pray about it. I was SO sacred to tell my mom I started my period but after a couple of hours I did and once I started o tell her it got SO simple! Hope this info helps!!!

May 8, 2009 at 1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you should ask your mom about periods because your mom has had it too so she will know how it feels to be embarrased about periods so you should just ask her and besides don't be nervous, its your own mom.

May 8, 2009 at 4:08 PM  
Blogger casey said...

Yeah me 2. I really don't feel like it. I had the wierdest talk with my health teacher today! P.S ( IT WAS ABOUT PUBERTY!)

May 8, 2009 at 4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DONT WORRY I DID TO BUT I ASKED HER AND SHE GAVE ME THE ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS I WANTED TO KNOW

May 8, 2009 at 4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just tell her the truth..its better to tell her than holding it in and not

May 8, 2009 at 5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look just ASK!!!


Okie dokie? It will b fine!!!

May 8, 2009 at 7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont worry......your mom probably had questions about puberty just like you do...she will understand. In other words i think you should try talking to her :)

May 8, 2009 at 8:25 PM  
Anonymous somebody said...

just her cause its just a simple matter that your mom had got into it
.

May 8, 2009 at 11:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey K.M., I am sure that its really embarassing whenever you are trying to talk to your mom about puberty... But its not that bad. If you could just try and ask her like " Mom, I was just curious about periods... Some of my friends have them.. Could you tell me more about periods mum?? ( Act like your curiosity is gonna fill your face up!! :D )"... She'll surely understand that your still young and curious so dont get frustrated if your mom doesnt respond to you the way you're expecting.. Just stay calm and relaxed! I'm sure everything will be alright... :)

May 9, 2009 at 12:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is there even to think? I think all of you girls are getting way too worked up about something so simple and normal. Honestly according to me there's nothing in this world that is more normal than periods. Sometimes, people have congenital defects i.e defects since they're born, but all girls menstruate and for all of you latties, don't fret, no worry, I mean I know its kind of awkward when you're the last one in your class or whatever, your time will come and I can bet on my last penny it will. And about talking to your mom, there is really nothing to think about it. Unless, ofcourse you think your mom is ultra-orthodox and seems like the kind with whom you can't talk your heart out - school, crushes, problems then talk to an adult you really trust like an aunt or your friends mom. Truthfully I've NEVER had ANY problem. And I find that she's a much better source than a limited dictionary dictionary meaning or some gossip. I'd say there's no harm in trying, but then again its up to you.(Unless your mom is drop dead irrational). All moms understand their kids like NO ONE else. If your dad might overhear then call her to your room before you go to bed in your room. My own mom told me the-essential stuff when she thought I was ready(My age then - 11). Some call me an unusual extreme but I tell my mom everything and when I don't know something I always go to her for advice on school, popularity, girl stuff and boys. And I have never regretted it. Sorry for going on and on but its all the truth. Go ahead and do it. Best of luck. I'm sure everything will work out just great and don't listen to that tiny voice in your mind saying "no". An don't forget your mom was a teen once too. She'll understand.

May 9, 2009 at 7:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell your mom. She will be glad you told her. You shouldn't feel shy. Now if you tell your dad, then it's normal to be shy. But if it is front of a femal, don't feel ashamed because she is going through the same thing.

May 9, 2009 at 12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear K.M. just talk to her it might be uncomfortable for a min. but she will give you the facts you'll want to know and then you'll be ready for the unexpectide. then you'll know what to do if it comes in school or somewhare when your mom is not there . in the long run you'll be glad you asked hre a bout your peirod!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 9, 2009 at 12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont have my period yet and i am embarrassed about asking my my personal questions like that.so do what i did ask a friend that already has her period and then ask your mom.

May 9, 2009 at 1:24 PM  
Anonymous meme said...

i know what your feel but belive me she will under stand you cause you are teenager girl like me so trust your heart

May 9, 2009 at 2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear K.M. just talk to her it might be uncomfortable for a min. but she will give you the facts you'll want to know and then you'll be ready for the unexpectide. then you'll know what to do if it comes in school or somewhare when your mom is not there . in the long run you'll be glad you asked hre a bout your peirod!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 9, 2009 12:53 PM

May 9, 2009 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger KellyAnn said...

If you don't feel like asking your mom then ask someone you trust like an anut or an older cousin :)

May 9, 2009 at 9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, if you don't want to talk to her, you could do research on the internet (like i did!), talk to an older sibling, talk to a friend or even talk to a teacher! her's the thing, my mom isn't the type of person who you could talk to. i mean, she didn't even tell me what a period was when i got mine! (luckily, i already knew) my dad was the one who answered most of my questions. maybe youcan ask him, he could hepl you. most people will think this is wierd, but i am mor comfortable talking to my dad than my mom. idk. maybe your dad could help you with your questions.

May 10, 2009 at 10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i thik u should tell her the truth its ok but if u dont want to then u could check out things on the internet about periods!

May 10, 2009 at 11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont worry talk to your mom. She went through the same thing as you. your mom loves you she will know what to say.

Sincerely,
Ariel,10

May 10, 2009 at 2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DARR! I just got my first period and i'm only 13!! What do I do?

May 10, 2009 at 3:39 PM  
Anonymous Bubbles said...

ONLY 13??? I'm eleven and i've had mine since christmas!!

Good luck, chuck!!

Haylie

P.S.
you'll get used to it!

May 10, 2009 at 5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, for all of you girls that just got or have had your period it will be fine. im turnning 13 this year and i have had mine for one and a half years already. my mom is one of my bff's i can tell anything to her, just like my frriends. it will be really easy so just go ahead ask, now, go now and ask wat are you waiting for go!

May 10, 2009 at 7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually I am also the one who is suffering like you.I haven't yet got my first periods but i really want to know more about it.

May 11, 2009 at 10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yo it's okay girl just work it out with your mom she went through it too.

May 11, 2009 at 7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is ok and you can work it out im only 9 and i had it yesterday.

May 11, 2009 at 7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sometimes i just wonder why some girls think talking to their mom about periods or needing a bra or having secret crushes are embarrassing. Well I think it's kind of awkward. Because what are you embarrassed of it's just your mom! Think about this which is a lot embarrassing talking to your mom privately or sending a question to the internet where not only your mom can see but others too...

if i were you i'd rather talk to my mom about those stuff, 'coz there's nothing to be ashamed of. You're mom experienced these stuff too remember she also was a teenager once.

May 12, 2009 at 7:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you have a close friend or sister or aunt anybody who is close to you ask them. i asked my aunt when i was 8 and she gave me the truthful answer. -mckenzie

May 12, 2009 at 12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you can just tell her. i told my mom and i was really embaresed. if you have any brothers or sisters tell here not to tell anyone tell her to keep it a seceret

May 12, 2009 at 4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was the same way,but I just sat down with her and started to talk turns out my mom gave me good advise.

May 12, 2009 at 6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

heyyy KM
omygosh i was totally afraid 2
your mom was young once 2 right?
just dont worry and go up to her and tell her you have some questions. im sure she'll be happy to answer them
gooodd luckkkkk!
luv JS

May 12, 2009 at 8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think you should just directly ask her, tell her that you nedd her for a sec. and just ask simple.when i got my period i didnt know anything about it cause i didnt ask,dont put yourself in that position cuase it will become even more embarisisng then so just go ahead and ask.

May 13, 2009 at 12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my opinion is to either ask her anyway or ask a female adult or talk about it with your friends. im in that situation alot and i either google it or talk about it with my friends. and sometimes it gets brought up in my moms and me's conversations!
from,
angel ca

May 14, 2009 at 6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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May 15, 2009 at 9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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May 16, 2009 at 6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where can you ask a something on this website?

May 16, 2009 at 9:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think u should tell her. If u can't talk to a trusted older female like an older sis.

May 17, 2009 at 11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HELLO K.M.

IT IS NOT EMBARRASSSING BECAUSE MOST OF THE GIRLS HAVE IT AND ASK THEIR MOTHERS ,ME TOO ,SOMETIMES YOU DONT WANT TO ASK YOUR MOTHER , YOU CAN BUY BOOKS ABOUT IT ,YOU CAN FIND IN BOOKSTORES AND THEY ARE NICE OR JUST GO ON THE INTERNET .
THANKS
DEEMA :D

May 18, 2009 at 2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

periods are not imbarasing it happens to every single girl i think u should your mom might be happy to ansewr u plus ur mom knows how it feels like

May 18, 2009 at 6:56 PM  
Anonymous J.G. said...

My Period started a week ago,and I still haven't told my mom.Instead,I told my best friend.She's ten,just like me,and her Period just started.I tell her about everything,like bras,periods,pads,and tampons.It really helps me,and she even said next time she comes over,she's going to help me think of something to tell my mom.My advice to you is,tell a good friend about it first,and she will give you some good advice,then tell your mom.Good luck!

May 21, 2009 at 11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its a girl thing dont worry !!! just tell your mum and if she cn give you advice they have all been thru it dont worry !!

May 21, 2009 at 2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am so embarresed to tell someone i have my period. Sometimes i wish that never existed.

May 21, 2009 at 6:59 PM  
Anonymous Clarissa said...

I was going through the same thing turns out my mom gave me great advice!!!

May 21, 2009 at 8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tháts not a problem u can ask ur sis or aunt or ur cousins about that

May 22, 2009 at 8:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey i am only 11 and im nervos too!but i toughend up and asked my mom about it and she totaly came out and said that she would always be there for me when i wanted to know somthing.and to never hide a question or comment about it.so i hope that you can do the same and be just like me.GOOD LUCK!P.S.9(i havent got mine yet)

May 27, 2009 at 4:36 PM  
Anonymous O.M.P said...

i hear ya its really imbaresing but all you have to do is remember your mom was your age once to. and remember you cant get in trouble for asking.

May 31, 2009 at 1:04 AM  
Anonymous Carissa said...

Dear K.M,

Your mom is probably the first person you should ask about your period. It's only your mom that would understand what you are really going through. If you ask about it don't be embarrassed, she'll be willing to help you on any question you want to ask. You should really ask your mother for everything first because she is like your best friend. She knew you from your birth date. It won't be embarassing for you to ask about your period. It's better to ask then to hide it from your mom becuase she'll find out sooner or later. I know to answer your question perfectly because I was going through this phase once. My mom explained to me about how I could tell her anything. Just on't be embaressed. Ask her... I hope I helped you out. If I did Enjoy!

May 31, 2009 at 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what i did was made a list of questions to ask my mom than gave it to her. that was two years ago and my mom still has the paper and answers the questions now and then.

May 31, 2009 at 11:15 PM  
Anonymous iluvmusic4 said...

I was recently talking to my mom about periods. I havent had mine yet but after talkin to her aout it I feel better knowin I can come to her for anything and everything. Just talk to her. You'll feel better afterwards.

June 1, 2009 at 7:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't worry mothers have ben though the same thing they will have a lot to tell you and they will understand that you would like to know.

June 3, 2009 at 4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

asking for advice or even just facts is hard my mom didnt talk 2 me about my period until the day yet i started my period. talk about frighting! so if u havent started yet u should definetley ask .

dont feel embarrassed!!!!! (^=

June 10, 2009 at 5:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your mom can sometimes be your best friend when it comes to periods

June 11, 2009 at 10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am 12 and i got my period a year ago. When i first got it i told my mum because i didnt know how to put the pad on. Luckilly because she was my mum she helped me put it on until i figured how to.

June 12, 2009 at 10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i haven't had my period yet and when practice asking a question on periods to myself i feel like i'm going to faint because i'm afraid of having my period. i think it will feel weird to have pad or tampon on. how do you put a tampon in? my sister has a box of them and i think i will have to use them but i want to use a pad

June 26, 2009 at 1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo,yo, yippity, yo K.M!
You could pretend (or not) someone from school got her period and ask your mum how old she was when she got hers. Maybe then, it will evolve into a who conversation. Good Luck!!!

July 7, 2009 at 9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry when I was 9yrs old my mum to me about periods. I hope I helped you

July 30, 2009 at 4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am EMBARRASSED to talk yo my mom too but we will get it done!!!

August 11, 2009 at 8:24 AM  

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