Dear Aunt Flo: Please call for directions

OK. I like this question for a lot of reasons. No. 1, I completely get what "Missing that P" is saying. She's reading The Pink Locker Society and she is missing the "P" in the PBBs (periods, bras, and boys). If you've read the book, you know that I am also in this same boat.

Like me, "Missing That P" probably could use a reminder about how normal it is to be 12 and not have your period yet. Lastly, I love this question because "Missing That P" has a great imagination and she's a good writer. We get lots of emails from girls who are anxiously awaiting their periods, but this is the first one to imagine Aunt Flo in this very clever way. Enjoy!

Hey,
I'm reading the book and I have a PBB prob. I'm REALLY anxious about the P part. I don't know why but I'm 12 (well next month) and I'm in sixth grade and I'm seventh grade age 'cause I'm a late birthday. My friend who's in seventh grade is starting her period and I haven't and shes only a month and five days older than me. I'm starting to feel like Aunt Flo has taken a wrong turn or something because I haven't seen her coming yet.Please help me! please!
Love,
Missing That P.
(PLEASE!!!!!)

OK, MTP. Here's the reminder we slower bloomers need about Aunt Flo and her timing:

Most girls get their first periods between ages 10 and 15. The average age is 12, but every girl's body has its own schedule. Although there's no one right age for a girl to get her period, there are some clues that it will come soon. Typically, a girl gets her period about 2 years after her breasts start to develop. Another sign is vaginal discharge fluid (sort of like mucus) that a girl might see or feel on her underwear. This discharge usually begins about 6 months to a year before a girl gets her first period.

I hope that helps. Read more HERE. Any other advice or support for Missing That P?

Think pink!
Jemma

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't worry! you are deifnately lucky to not have it yet! there are so many things you will be able to do!!!!


it will come soon enough :)

September 19, 2009 at 2:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should try to rush it because when it comes you don t get to do the things you love with it.For example swimming and much more so cool down and on t sweat it well come .

September 19, 2009 at 10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont worry! i havnt gotten mine yet either but it happens to every girl so its gonna just be a monthly rutine once u gt in the hang of it!

September 19, 2009 at 1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey i have a question about boys? well theres this one boy who asked me out last year and i said no, because my parents wouldnt let me. then on the second day of school i was walking in the hallway and there he was at the water fountain and he got up and smiled at me and said hey, of course i dont really like him because the day after he got all nice and friendly and cute with me last year he said "i just want to be friends" aka(dumping me,(emotionally) for one of my worst enemies). but anyways i was trying to rush back to class and i had to do a fast casual wave and smile. so now he wont even look at me, (i do sortof like him now) and my friend asked him if he liked me and he said he liked me more as a friend, but then she heard him tell his friend tht he liked me alittle but mostly as a friend, so im all confused! how do i get him to like me? what does he mean by he likes me a little but mostly as a friend? is he altleast a little bit interested? what do i do? HELP ME! PLEASE! :?

September 19, 2009 at 1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just talk to him. that's the best way. it's probably best to stop relying on your friends to tell you what's going on. be brave and take control of the coversation by talking to him yourself :)

September 20, 2009 at 2:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i haven't got my period too!

September 20, 2009 at 2:42 AM  
Anonymous insertnamehere said...

dont worry your not the only one, i started grade 8 this fall and i still dont have but like almost all my friends do it sucks and im kinda worried about it too but most of my friends say im lucky i dont have it so i dunno it sounds like itd be kinda annoying but at the same time it would make me feel like im actually growing up so i dunno

September 20, 2009 at 11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm probably the same age as you--sixth grader with a seventh grade age, everybody I know, started there period, i feel left out too, but don't worry aunt flo will come soon.

September 20, 2009 at 11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got mine when I was twelve but it is different for everyone. Look for cramps and discharge. Don't wait until you feel moody because I didn't and not many people I know did.

September 20, 2009 at 11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just relax!! its fine not to have it now, even if EVERYONE else is talking about it. i have a friend who still doesnt have her period and doesnt want it. she doesnt care what everyone else thinks, and neither should you. your probably perfect the was you are, so dont fret about something you cant control like getting your period. (and btw, cramps and changing pads arent tht fun, so feel lucky :-)

September 28, 2009 at 5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont worry i dont have mine yet either b sides every body i know that has there periods are realley cranky sometimes. so dont sweat it

October 5, 2009 at 6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't had my period yet but it will be fine. i had a talk at school that u get ur period a year after your chest starts 2 develop

October 7, 2009 at 7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey i havnt even started and i dont want it!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

October 9, 2009 at 11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

listen honey im 11 ok im born in october 1998 all or probably three forht of my class got it but im allways thinking god why not me i want badly i got the vaginal disharge and my breasts devoloped t=two years ago---- my mum know
i told her it was imbarssing i got supplies i wore cotton but dont be scared it will vbe light the first time and hope this helped chao!!!

October 10, 2009 at 8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont worry. not having you period is kinda of an up. there is so many things you have to worry about and it is not very fun.

October 11, 2009 at 4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah i haven't had my either and we haven't watched the movie yet and i kinda want it because ill be a women. I'm in fifth grade and I'm 10 going to be 11 soon and my boobs hurt and i wear bras.

PLEASE ANSWER I NEED HELP!!

October 11, 2009 at 7:31 PM  
Anonymous Suzanne said...

Itt's fine if you have gotten your period yet trust me .

October 13, 2009 at 9:42 PM  
OpenID zkaydeegirlz said...

i have the same problem but im in fifth grade.

October 16, 2009 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger Talka said...

It's ok! Hang tight in there! You'll most likely get it soon so do lots of fun activities and stuff to distract you!

October 18, 2009 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger TayTay said...

HEY! I have had all of the syptoms, but no P??? Whats wrong with me?!? I am not close with my mom at all or my dad. I don't like my parents all that much. Is it normal to be mad at your parents?

October 21, 2009 at 1:36 AM  
Anonymous Wabathi said...

Hey I scared about getting my period too. I'm pretty small for my age but i still have things like pubic hair armpit hair and buds. i'm not sure if the same things still apply to me. can you help me?

October 25, 2009 at 12:01 PM  
Anonymous xpert said...

Your period will come sometime. I am always on tenterhooks because I have been getting discharge for a while so I will tell you some tips and trix once I get mine.

love ya
Bye

October 25, 2009 at 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm like you Wabathi but I only have like five pubic hairs in my genital areas and none in my armpits

October 25, 2009 at 5:19 PM  
Anonymous Shartruce said...

Dont worry about it.Once you have it you will wish it never came!Who wants to have to take the time to change there pads six times a day? I started at 10 and I would have rather have been doing other things than take care of my period.So enjoy your time of freedom!!
---------------------GO Jesus!!!

October 27, 2009 at 12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, dont worry. im in sixth garde and got mine last summer. i wish it never came ! dont worry yours will come. i wanted mine bad too.

October 27, 2009 at 6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont rush beacuse every class u r gonna have to go to the bathroom nd change it waz december of 5th grade thr day before the cheetah girls concert and i got mine but i wear a tampon so no one know when i change in the locker and u mite start to get moody what if u have alot of hair at the vigina do u shave it and wat if u dont get ur period every month help

October 31, 2009 at 4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen, I got mine in may and trust me it's not very fun. But, It will come when it comes so just enjoy life now and when it comes....i feel so sorry for you cause its no fun at all. Well my point is dont worry "Aunt flo" will come soon enough.

November 1, 2009 at 1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

same im almost 12 but im in year 5 and P's are not good your very lucky u don't have them yet

November 6, 2009 at 3:52 AM  
Anonymous Mari said...

don't worry about it I got mine pretty early and when I did get it I was so embaresed especily when people wanted to know why I couldn't go to the pool party. (I guess they did not expect that aunt flo was visiting a nine year old) :| so just sit back and live life to its fullest and let it take you by suprise!!

November 7, 2009 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger Lexi said...

I am 12 and I haven't got mine yet! I sorta of want it to come and then I am glad I dont have it yet.

November 8, 2009 at 1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry! You'll get your period sooner or later. Just Relax. Only time will tell. I just barely got mine and I'm 15. Just don't stress about it.

November 8, 2009 at 4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i promise you that you are so lucky hun!! i recently just got my first period!! you willl eventually get the "gift" i promise don't worry!!!

November 8, 2009 at 9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. its ok. ur not alone. i aint got my period yet but i have had stomach cramps. can anyone give me and advice on what to do when aunt flo comes?

From

the desperate

Butterfly 400

November 10, 2009 at 11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well...i did'nt get mine YET either! i am 12(next week!)i want it to! but just have some supplies ready!!
Does that help??-hope it does!! :-)

November 11, 2009 at 2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am waiting paintiently- Every single day!!! i have some supplies-so why not get some handy in-case you need it!-Ask your mam! i did!!-Everything except for my period!! I want it! what do period cramps feel like??
From
Cherry424!(same as the 1 above!!)
Thanks Gemma+nd everyone!!
P.S: THIS SITE IS SOOOOOOOOOOO COOL!!XOX

November 12, 2009 at 1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gemma?- Can you please tell me what period cramps feel like??
Thank-u SOOOOOOO much
K.D!!
( this is the third time that i asked!! So Gemma can you please reply back????)

November 13, 2009 at 3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

everyone is saying that aunt flo is no fun does that mean it hurts? i wear a sports bra, but not a regular. im scared!!!!!!
I DONT want aunt flo to come! HELP
anyone who understands me please write and if your alredy on it give me tips, PLEASE!!!!

HELP!,
very scared

November 22, 2009 at 4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trust me alot of girls including me are feeling what your feeling. Just feel glad that you don't have it. Once you get it you will be hatin it.

November 23, 2009 at 3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am a 7 grader and have not got aunt flo but i am not worried because it just comes when it comes

November 27, 2009 at 5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
don't wish for it! it's not all that pleasant. It doesn't hurt, but yoy miss out on summer fun such as swimming. When you do get 'it' you will be fine, just talk to your mom. I did and its not all that bad. She knows your a girl and she was one too!

November 28, 2009 at 9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got Aunt Flo when I was 10 and it's not a big deal most of the time. Sometimes I get cramps but thats it. You just have to take it as it comes, and when it does, ask your mom/female guardian if you can borrow a pad. Just keep some pads/tampons in your locker at school!

November 28, 2009 at 5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does anything happen to us like before our periods?because there is white stuff on my underwear.please help Aunt Flo...

November 30, 2009 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger battynora said...

don't be in such a hurry they will come when they come don't rush it

December 3, 2009 at 7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh ya, for the person above me,the white stuff means u r going to get a visit from "Aunt Flo" soon

December 5, 2009 at 10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah well I've had that white stuff for about a year, I'm 12 and Aunt Flo still hasen't paid me a visit!!!!

December 8, 2009 at 9:57 PM  
Anonymous Kate said...

Same! but when it turns to brown,she's right around the corner!

December 11, 2009 at 9:13 PM  
Anonymous Kate said...

I am also very scared that it will come at school, and im afraid 2 talk 2 my mom about it!help :@

December 11, 2009 at 9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i understand you,so my doctor said that i would probably by 2010 and im only 10 and in fourth grade i feel scared!

December 14, 2009 at 9:50 PM  
Anonymous Emily said...

if your that worried keep a pad in your backpack. or remember that if you get it at school, you can use a folded up wad of tollet paper until you get home

December 15, 2009 at 9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i here ya suzzannna
miss communcation

December 25, 2009 at 4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See! ALL of these girls are basically telling you the same thing! With this info, you will be armed with the wisdom you need to not worry, and be prepared. You just have to let it happen when it happens! Just watch for PMS, and you will be fine, trust me!!! Best of luck!
From,
The Girl Who Got It At School And Was FINE

December 26, 2009 at 5:46 PM  
Anonymous Mmmmmmm...Cookies said...

im in 8th grade and am turning 14 years old in 1 month and i still havnt gotten my period! im competitive gymnast that trains 20/week so if aunt flo turns up unexpected while im training, im screwed!! does anyone have any advice for me?
:P Gymnast Girl 900

December 26, 2009 at 7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in 8th grd too, and I'm a swimmer who trains 22/week. I've had dreams about being on the starting, block when aun flo turns up! Bt if it happen's, it happen's and thereis nothing you can do about it. If it helps, keep a supply of pads in your locker and gym bag so you won't be caught off guard! Watch for discharge and cramps too! Best of luck! Remember, you aren't the only one, I still haven't got mine yet either, but at east I have friends and a sister to go to for advice!!!
Swimmer

December 27, 2009 at 7:37 PM  
Anonymous sam said...

I'm in fifth grade and we haven't watched the movie yet and I'm exited I'm also exited about the period stuff I don't know why.And my friend thinks I'm going to get my period soon is it true?

December 28, 2009 at 9:56 AM  
Anonymous sam said...

dear gymnastics girl I'm only 10 but you should ask your mom to buy you some tampons and you should wear one in gymnastics but if gymnastics is longer than 4 hours than I would take It out but ask your mom to show you how for the first time

December 28, 2009 at 10:04 AM  
Anonymous sam said...

my grandma wont let me shave my legs but my legs are really hairy how do i talk my grandma into letting me shave my legs.

December 28, 2009 at 10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am in sixth grade most of my friends have got their periods but i am going to
my moter had brought pads also but how should i take pads to school i am afraid if anyone sees
help!
sweety

January 6, 2010 at 5:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, So here are my signs-
-crying for no reason at all!
-moodyness
-hormone overdrive!
-little specks of red/pink in my discharge
-cramping-lower back and stomach!-for 2 months!!!
-pimple outbreaks
-heaps of discharge!!-thich white nd REALLY gooey!!
-cravings
-and EXTREMLY hungry at night time in bed!
please help?!!! xx

thanks
Curious Girl M!!! xx
P.s: I'm 12 and 2months now!
thx

January 7, 2010 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger caylee said...

OK IT SCARED ME WHEN I DID CAUSE I DIDNT HAVE SYMPTOMS SO I WAS SHOCKED :/


[ GIRLS BE PREPARED ]

January 15, 2010 at 10:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have discharge but no Aunt Flo yet, everything else in my PBB has come exept the P. ugh

January 27, 2010 at 1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have my period but I can't wear tampons what do I do?

January 28, 2010 at 12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't get it, why does everyone want their period? it's just one more hassle in life-- first it's bras (that was complete torture when i had to start wearing them but i'm used to them now) and then it's periods. seriously, what's so good about having some blood flow out from your vagina? i didn't get mine yet and i want to put it off as long as i can... can someone please tell me why everyone wants it? please and thank you :]
-Just a Girl

February 8, 2010 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger Mollie said...

Anonymous i'm the same way i do not want my
period.(yet)yet i want it

February 12, 2010 at 2:17 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I am 11 and I got my period last year. But some girls don't get it till they're 15! It's not that bad, there's nothing to be afriad of.

February 14, 2010 at 8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am in sixth grade and my boobs are small still anything touches it i fell pain Y?
help!!!!!

February 24, 2010 at 5:30 AM  
Anonymous Amelia,11 said...

I dont get why you guys want your period.I have mine and it can be REALLY annoying.Thats just my opinion.

February 24, 2010 at 7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got my period at 11 and it gets in the way of alot of stuff and you have to constantly go to the bathroom and change your pad and if you dont change often enough or have it in the wrong location in ur underwear ur panties are ruined and if your at school that makes it worst. be lucky you dont have yours yet!!!!

March 2, 2010 at 12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know exactly what your going through because im twelve and im scared for my period....

March 2, 2010 at 7:45 PM  
Anonymous Asia said...

It's hard to not have your period because you feel left out. I don't have my period, but I'm going to get it because my breast are devloping, I'm having vagina discharge, and my doctor said I'm going to get mine probaly in the summer, before I go to the 6th. I'm a 5th grader and you are a 7th grader and we have different devoloping paste. Don't worry eventually you will get it like all girls do.

March 7, 2010 at 3:05 PM  
Anonymous Josie said...

I'm 12 and I haven't got my period yet. Some times it can bring me down. Just don't think about it, and enjoy all the positive things in your life! (That's what I do, it totally works!)

March 7, 2010 at 9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im so sorry cuz i dont know what a period or PBB is.
So Soryy!! what? im only in fifth grade almost in sixth

March 16, 2010 at 7:37 PM  
Anonymous PokemonHeartgold1469 said...

I am so freaked out.I don't want it to happen at school.My teacher only lets us use the bathroom once a day.I am in the 5th grade going to the 6th.It will be really embarrasing to tell my mom.She uses pads and she is like 40 yrs old

April 16, 2010 at 9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its ok i havent gotin mine yet eaither but my friend has so she said that ur probobley luky not too have it just be carfull and if you think its coming carry around linners or pads but if your imbarrised then put them in your back pack but dont rush it it will come

April 22, 2010 at 4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was 12 this year and i don't have my period yet!

May 9, 2010 at 8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, my boobs is kinda big is that cool p.s i am 12

May 17, 2010 at 9:36 AM  
Anonymous Chrissy said...

Whoa! Don't go about thinking that you are the last in the world to have a period! Only six of the girls in my grade have visited Aunt Flo! Everyone grows at their own pace!

June 13, 2010 at 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! I just turned 12 and i have brown discharge my boobs are kinda big andi have a lot of pubic hair i got the brown stuff about well yesterday can any1 give me an idea of when my period will come? plz anything is helpful!??!?! btw my mom got hers at 12 to and im going into the 7th grade ty :DDD

June 28, 2010 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger Madeline said...

Will I'm 13 and I just have started discharged. I have health problems so it's playing a big role with my growth and things. Usually 6 months to a 1 year after you start discharge you get your first period but that's not true for everyone just most people. Sorry if I was no help.

June 28, 2010 at 9:24 PM  
Anonymous melissa said...

it will come when the time is right! It's not always a good thing to have you know. enjoy not having your period!

July 7, 2010 at 2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know how you feel. Sometimes it seems like everyone has their period but you, I think that too. Even my dog has her period!haha (not the same ) but just think of all the people who will be there to support you when you DO get your period! :)
p.s. I love the pls. Ssooo helpful :)

July 9, 2010 at 4:15 AM  
Anonymous maddie said...

hey i just turned eleven and i have black pubic hair (i have had black pubic hair since i was eight)and discharge(for about 3 months) and big breasts. i havent started my period. but i want 2 start really bad. but i dont live with my mom, i live with my grandma. she raised me but i dont want to talk to her about all this. help me please.

July 11, 2010 at 1:39 AM  
Anonymous lilly said...

even though i havent had my periods yet
you should be glad that u havent had them yet of what ive heard you have to change your pad/tampon every few hours!! yor gran might help if you ask
or if u hav a older sis ask her!!

ps im 11 and havent even got boobs yet or had discharge

oh.. and by the way you can hav discharge for 6-1year 3 months is a little early
hope
xxlilly

July 15, 2010 at 12:49 PM  
Anonymous momokox3 said...

hello ^^ im 12 this year and guess what??? i can't wear a bra so obviously i haven't gotten my period. it's seriously obvious in class because our uniform is white and everyone knows if you're wearing anything underneath. ><

xmomoko

July 30, 2010 at 9:34 AM  
Anonymous zonique said...

I'm having the same PBB prob and i am so anxious to get all three well i have one of the b's but i want the PB but it's just so frustrating to wait thats why i found out about this website and researched a lo of stuff it's reall helpful.

August 4, 2010 at 6:35 PM  
Anonymous kate said...

i was pretty scared wen i got my period. i knew it was coming, but i didnt know when! I got mine when i was watching my big bro race in the world cup (xc and dh) it was pretty much dripping down my leg and i forgot to bring a pad, but i showed myu mom and she took me to the bathroom and helped me put one on. i was kinda surprised that she carries them around, but aslo relieved. the moral of my story is ALWAYS bring a pad or tampon with u at all times. thx for reading :) signed,
Kate;)

August 7, 2010 at 5:44 PM  
Anonymous Lauraitaly said...

Girls who are missing the p and want it. Periods are not fun. U might think they make u a women but it dosent. It's really messy and u have alot of lining come out so it's not all liquid blood. My doctor said tht when u get cramps ur making an egg so u get crampy and moody. If u want to kinda predict when it'll happen talk to ur mom and sisters if u have any to see when they got it I'll probably get it around the same time. Just be patient because u will soon find out that it is not very funn

August 7, 2010 at 9:42 PM  
Anonymous Lauraitaly said...

Sweety(anonymous )
Yeah I know if u think about a guy seeing ur back up supplies of pads u would die. But sometimes a guy would go throu my bag without knowing and would just get over it because they know like lots of girls who r on there's and they act surrisely mature even the immature ones u just have to act as if nuthin happens

August 7, 2010 at 9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a really early bloomer. I'm only 9 and I've had the discharge for 2 months almost 3. I need advice. I made a new friend and she is soooooooo nice. I am going to her party soon and I REALLY want to show her this book all about your periods and stuff also this website and kidshealth.org but I think her other friends are going to be there and I don't want to show it to them!! PLEASE HELP ME I NEED ANSWERS VERY VERY VERY SOON!!!!!!!!!!!
From,
HELP SOON!

November 9, 2010 at 9:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i got my p just yesterday,and first i was really exited for that but now i am feeling that i should not have got it now!!!!
from
jane

November 19, 2010 at 6:45 AM  

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