Your Child's First Cycle and Beyond

Do you feel ambivalent about the approach your child's first cycle?  I remember hoping Aunt Flow would hold off for as long as possible with my girls.  Sadly, unlike me who didn't have to deal with Flow until age 18, they started menstruating in their very early teens.  Using cloth pads was something they had grown up seeing me do, so it seemed natural enough to them to follow suit.  Yet, there was certainly a learning curve for all of us in not only discussing menstruation, but also in the use of cloth pads.  Here is what I have learned.

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