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What You Need to Know About a Girls’ First Period

Posted by Dana Roberts on

As a mom and an educator, I’ve experienced many “firsts” with girls as they start their very first period. It’s something that is guaranteed (unless there is an underlying medical condition) to happen and the signs are almost always right in front of us. Our mission at RedDrop is to help you see the signs and empower your girl for her first. I’ve personally seen too many girls in tears and too many moms embarrassed, ashamed and down right in denial about this natural next step in their girl’s life. Together, for the sake of all girls, we are going...

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10 Steps to A Better First Period for Your Daughter

Posted by Monica Williams on

My daughter just got her first period a little over a month ago, and it was a smooth process —and one of my proudest accomplishments. But it doesn’t always go that way. Here is how I approached her big moment, so you can stay cool, calm and collected when it’s your turn: 1.Get your mind right – This “thing” can happen WAY sooner than you might expect, so put your big girl/boy underwear on and get yourself ready. The average age for a girl to start her period is 12.5 years old (6th grade), but it is more and more commonly...

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Dads! Are you ready for your daughter's first period?

Posted by Mike Davis on

Are you ready for your daughter’s first period? Yeah, me neither. You would think I’d be comfortable with periods by now. I grew up in a house with a mother and two sisters that had periods. I’ve had girlfriends with periods, and my wife goes through it each month. Yes, I’ve made and continue to make visits to the store to buy maxi pads and liners. I’ve been doing this for at least the last 13 years and yet, there’s still a tinge of awkwardness everytime I go thru the checkout line. Not to mention, the occasional lame joke from...

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