If your daughter has started her periods, discussion with their class teachers is very important. The best strategies are:

  1. Have a quick word with the teacher,
  2. Find out the sanitary facilities with your child with teacher or TA or nurse
  3. Send in a note for any useful information

Your daughter may be embarrassed about her teacher knowing, but it’s important that they’re prepared to help out when needed – for example, by allowing her to leave the classroom to go to the toilet.

However, reassure your daughter not to panic if she hasnot got a pad: there will always be supplies of sanitary products at school, so find out who she needs to ask if she needs an emergency pad