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!
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!
Missing That P.
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?