If your preteen or teen is the first to get their period, let them know that it’s up to them if they want to share this with their friends or not. Remind them that unless they tell their friends, their friends probably won’t notice. If they feel lonely, let them know that it probably won’t be for long. It’s likely that their friends will get their periods too in the next few months — and when that happens their friends will be coming to them for advice!