Should she have said something?

Carina found herself in a situation that involved someone who she wasn't very close to. What would you have done?

Dear PLS,
Today, at school, I saw that one of my classmates had blood at the bottom of her shorts. I think she got her period. I wanted to tell her about it and that she could cover up with her sweater, but I didn't want to be weird since we're not close. At the same time, I felt guilty for not telling her because I would want someone to tell me if that happened. If it happens again to someone else, what should I do?
Thanks so much, PLS!
Carina, 12

I personally love it when girls stick together. But I totally understand why this was awkward. If something like this happens again, maybe pull her aside and say, "Can I talk with you a second?" She'll say sure and then just say, "I noticed you have a little stain on your shorts and I didn't want you to be embarrassed if someone else pointed it out."

It's your turn, Pink Locker girls. How would you have handled it?

Think pink!
Jemma



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Anonymous LunaLovegood said...

I think you should just make sure no one is listening, and just tell her "Hey, I know we're not close or anything, but I think you got your period." If she is not prepared, then give her a pad or something. Help her out, fetch her some spare clothes or something if she asks for it. Who knows, you might even become closer :)

September 9, 2012 at 9:06 PM  
Anonymous Piggy Girl said...

I agree that it would have been very awkward, but maybe say something like "I don't want to make you feel bad, but...." Then at least she would know. But I do understand why you didn't say anything. I don't know if I would have been able too.

September 9, 2012 at 10:03 PM  
Anonymous katelynla said...

Yeah, I agree guys. I would want someone to tell me, because that would mean less people would know. Think about it- one person knows vs like, 20 people noticing.

September 10, 2012 at 3:35 PM  
Anonymous Wallflower said...

Give her your sweater to wrap around her waist and just say, flat out, "you got your period."

September 10, 2012 at 5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell them, say "it's happening"

September 10, 2012 at 8:01 PM  
Anonymous Violinist at Soul said...

You should just pull them aside and say something nicely like " hey I think you just got you period, here's a pad if you need it." and then walk away.
P.S. @LunaLovegood, fellow Harry Potter fans of the world unite! Luna is my second favorite character after Hermione, who is my role model in life.
Violinist at Soul

September 11, 2012 at 3:08 AM  
Anonymous Wallflower said...

What do you do when you've had one of the worst days in your life?

September 11, 2012 at 3:58 PM  
Anonymous squirrel, squirrel, did someone say squirrel?! said...

gee this is a hard one...

September 11, 2012 at 4:23 PM  
Anonymous cutiepie4eversophie said...

I think u shouldve just told her in private and tell her not to feel bad or akward about it. She should understand

September 11, 2012 at 8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wallflower
you take a long hot bath and try to relax and think about it differentley

September 11, 2012 at 9:12 PM  
Anonymous ccmay said...

It really was your call. I may have felt embarassed, if I didnt know you that well. But then again, I may have felt embarrassed with a stain on my pants and not knowing why everyone is snickering at me. If you have second thoughts about your choice, talk to her privately and apologize. thats what i would do =)

September 13, 2012 at 8:18 PM  
Anonymous crazy vampire!!! said...

I don't think she would've felt awkward it's just what girls go through:)

September 13, 2012 at 9:03 PM  
Anonymous Vanessa said...

You are absolutely right! That would be a touchy, awkward thing to bring up- especially with someone you hardly know! Next time this happens, put yourself in another girl's shoes for a moment. Would you rather have one girl point out a pretty embarrassing flaw, or have tons of other people see it too?
Hope this helped!

September 16, 2012 at 10:15 AM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

its okay to feel awkward about it because its natural to react like that.if your not close you can maybe ask a female teacher to tell her about it
thanks
hope it goes well melissa

September 22, 2012 at 9:25 AM  
Anonymous Feeling Pinkish said...

Smart idea Vanesa!!!!!! I couldn't have said it better myself!!! (Not that I knew what to say. LOL)

October 3, 2012 at 8:18 PM  
Anonymous CCmay-who's-considering-changing-that-name-to-Sirius-Black said...

OH my gosh!!! Theres someone names LunaLovegood as their screen name!!!! I love Harry Potter!! Shes my third favorite character! (After Hargrid and Sirius Black). Rock on Hogwartians!!

October 6, 2012 at 11:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

totaly been through that situation! it's toatly normal to feel akward about that stuff. if this happens again and you want to let her know tell her that you need to talk to her alone. if you can't tell her tell one of her close friends or a trusted adult.
-IknowWhatYourDealingWith,haley

October 6, 2012 at 5:24 PM  
Anonymous pinkalicious said...

Your not alone, girl! There are so many times I regret things or wished I'd said something!

October 9, 2012 at 11:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would just tell her it happened.....

October 25, 2012 at 6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it was me i wouldn't have pointed it out since i'm shy. However, It would be polite for you to say something since it could save her from a lot of embarassment later.

November 3, 2012 at 7:30 AM  
Anonymous kewlkittykat said...

You don't need to worry! Trust me I have been in those kind of situations before. If you told her great, if not so what!? Like it really matters. I mean other people prob didn't even notice the stain. Okay, that's all. BYE! :D

December 19, 2012 at 4:34 PM  
Anonymous ParvatiPatil said...

I think its really nice that you thought of helping her..
I totally agree with Jemma, next time something like that happens, follow her advice..

March 6, 2013 at 8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell

July 10, 2013 at 10:11 AM  

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