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Here are some helpful resources that you can look at with your child or teenager, or leave them to read in private. The pictures, in particular, can be a good way to get some of the information across.
Read about talking to your child about starting periods.
Page last reviewed: 28/01/2014
Next review due: 28/01/2016
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This animation explains in detail how the menstrual cycle works.
Media last reviewed: 21/02/2013
Next review due: 21/02/2015
Tips for parents on when to talk to daughters (and sons) about periods and what to tell them
Articles and videos all about puberty, including tips to help parents prepare their children, and common Q&As
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