Do you have a daughter? How old is she when she have her first menstruation?

Philippines
October 10, 2008 12:04am CST
I have one and only daughter and she is the youngest. She's in second year high school right now. She was just 10 years old when she have her first menstruation. I don't know if I'll be happy with that for she's my baby and if possible I don't like her to turn to a lady that soon. I felt so sorry for her especially when she was having a hard time dealing with it. I know for my wife is telling me about it. She was too young then that my wife need to remind her everything. But now, that she's in high school at least she improved already.
9 responses
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
i have three daugthers and they all have their menstrationa already. the youngest is 12 years old and she had hers last january around third week. there are more girls who gets their menstration as early as 8 or nine years old. when my youngest had hers that was the time i felt that i have no baby anymore. it was time to treat them differently and to treat them like teens. they have their chores around the house and they helped me a lot.
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• Philippines
10 Oct 08
Hello roniroxas, Wow, having a three lovely daughers is really a tough job especially when they're all in adolescence period not to mention having boy friends or suitors for that matter. You must be doing a great job in guiding them for they're all helping you doing the household chores. Nowadays, kids grew so differently. You're very lucky to have them. Cheers.. Thanks a lot for responding.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
i am a single mom and i have four children. we left their dad (my husband) and live a life without him. so they really have to help. ths choices are they help me or they will live with their dad. lol. happy that they would rather give me a hand than to live with their dad.
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@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
10 Nov 08
Hi there! I know this must be a late response to your discussion and I hope your daughter had adjusted already to dealing the stage of puberty, accordingly there are hormonal changes that affect moods of teens during the stage. Luckilly my daughter got her first period when she was 13 and she didn't have difficult time dealing with it, thanks God! I wish you and your family well! Happy posting!
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• Philippines
11 Nov 08
[i]Hello mjmlagat, It's ok. She already made some improvement in dealing with the situation. Another problem is that her menstruation seems not regular and spotty (not sure about the term) and my wife is handling it beautifully. She seems to have the same problem before and she is applying it now. I am glad I have her mom here. Thanks for the wish and I hope your family is doing well to! Regards.[/i]
@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
10 Nov 08
I don't have any children. I was in 5th grade and ten years old though when I first started my menstruation. So, I was very young and it was very uncomfortable for me to start when I as that young, but hopefully that means I will stop menstruating sooner.
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• Philippines
11 Nov 08
[i]Hello cortney09, Yes, my daughter also is uncomfortable about it and I guess you are both to young to be put in that stages so early. It seems you are being force to womanhood. I think my daughter is learning a lot and she is coping well. You maybe right that you will stop menstruation early because women also have limited number of eggs. Regards. [/i]
@jenj38 (51)
• United States
11 Oct 08
HI, My daughter started her menstruation when she turned 9. It was not long after her 9th birthday. She was going into 4th grade. I felt bad for her because she was soo young. But now she is in High School and dealing with it quite fine..:o). I had a 15 year break from having mine because i was on the depo shot for 15 years. I got my tubes tied last year and stopped the shot. My period restarted, after 15 years of not having it, on aug.18..2008 and i'm ready for menopause...LOL. Is there a comfortable sanitary pad out there anywhere...LOL...Have a good day everyone...:o)
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• Philippines
18 Oct 08
hello jenj38, Wow, your daughter is a year younger having her monthly period. She must be not so happy about it having it that early for it's really hard. Though you must be proud of her for she was able to cope with it as early as that. Regarding with your situation, maybe there is one....Hope you can find a comfortable one.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
11 Oct 08
No, I dont have any kids-I'm 18, but I am a girl myself and I had my first when I was 12 or 13. And that doesnt automatically make a girl turn into a woman. She is still your little girl.
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• Philippines
18 Oct 08
hello _sketch_, Yaap, you're right but you know I just felt sorry about her for she was so young to experience that. Good for you that when you have it you're more mature and old enough dealing the hardship of it. Anyway thanks a lot for responding.
@felher08 (195)
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
Yes, I have three daughters. Their first menstruation vary depending on their physical development. One started her first menstruation when she was 11 yrs. old. The other two started their first menstruation when they were 10 yrs. old. They really had a hard time dealing with during those times, but now they are already improving.
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• Philippines
11 Oct 08
hello felher08, Wow! I salute you for having three daughters. What I felt to my little girl is three times harder to you. And for that I salute you again. You're right as they grow older, they're maturing and improving. It's just a matter of adjusting and learning. Thanks a lot for sharing and responding.
10 Oct 08
Hi robert19ph, I know it must be hard for you to see your little grow up like that, in the long run it is good to start young, I started mine when I was 13, your daughter is doing well, its one of the things we women have to go through in life. Tamara
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• Philippines
11 Oct 08
hello tamarafireheart, Yaa right it's really is one of the things that women go through in life and it's really hard not to mention giving birth is the hardest. Wow, I salute all women for being so brave, strong and responsible in dealing all those hardship. Job well done. Thanks for responding and sharing your thoughts.
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
Sadly, I don't have a daughter. I have 3 boys. But I do have a step-daughter, I was the one who took care of her since she was 5 years old. She's in college already. And I do remember she was in her freshman year in high school when she had her first menstruation. I taught her everything like how to put napkins, when to change, how to not get stained, etc. I do always remind her what to do. Well, I guess, time passes so quickly. HUGZ robert.
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
Hello dhangski, Thanks for sharing your experienced to your step daughter. She will never forget you for helping her during those days. Surely if she'll have a daughter someday she will tell that to her. She must thankful for having you. Good job.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
2 Jan 09
I also have a daughter.She's on her teens now.Like me she ahd her first menstrauation when she was 9 years old.She is my one and only child.I cried when i first knew it.I felt that she was too young to have it.She didn't even know how to wash her clothes.And like you feel i also don't want her to turn into a lady because i know what would be the next stage.I am scared someone would take my baby away from me.It hurts me to think that one day she would move and get married but i try to prepare myself and accept everything that we all go there.We always want our children to become successful and happy.Thats what i am praying for her.
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