Hello My daughter got her first period 6 weeks before her 11th birthday just recently. She did not tell us !! It was only when we saw blood stains on the second day that we knew and even after asking her repeatedly she would not tell us. ! I feel bad. Does she not even feel close enough to tell us such things even in this situation?? Can everyone share their experiences. I noticed she was showing bodily changes that I had At age 13 when I got periods. So was scared and I gave her a pad to use at school just in case this happens and kept it in her bag . I did not tell her to tell me though ( thought it was implied ). She used same pad whole day and it leaked on second day which is when we knew. I feel like I have failed as a mother. Can she not even tell us such a big thing !! I mean first period is a huuuge thing. One would be scared. And tell at least mom. Please share ur experiences..