A GUIDE TO HELPING YOUR TWEEN TRACKING PERIOD ARRIVAL DATES

As a parent, teaching your daughter how to keep track of her menstrual cycle is important. It’s easier for a tween or adolescent to deal with menstruation issues when she learns how to forecast her period. She may be more equipped to deal with the discomforts of menstruation, such as cramps, migraines, lower back pain, moodiness, acne, and other bothersome symptoms.

Using a Calendar to Track Your Daughter’s Menstrual Cycle

To begin, get your daughter a compact monthly calendar she may store in her backpack or a side table drawer on her bedside table. Tell her to use the calendar to track her monthly menstrual cycle. Family or personal calendars can be used to record her commitments, tests, overnight parties, and other events.

Your daughter could enjoy using one of the available period-tracking applications, such as Flo, on her mobile device.

Instruct your daughter to mark the first day of her cycle with an “X” or another mark to keep track of her period dates. Each additional day of menstrual blood should be noted.

The next month, repeat the procedure. For each month, count the days between the first day of flow and the last day of that month. Your daughter’s monthly cycle is the outcome of this treatment. Tracking your daughter’s menstrual cycle might take months, and some girls have irregular periods all the time. You may help your tween better prepare for her period by keeping track of her menstrual cycle, which can help her better predict when her flow will begin.

Your daughter should also record her other menstruation symptoms on her calendar. She may be able to avoid or better control her symptoms if she follows this advice. This means your daughter can take additional care to avoid breakouts by utilizing over-the-counter medicines to prevent or treat them if her calendar shows that she usually has them 1-2 days before her period.

Increasing your daughter’s self-esteem and sense of control over her changing body can be as simple as teaching her about her menstrual cycle and keeping track of it.

 

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