Bleeding through your pants is something that has likely happened at some point to just about everyone who has a period. That means if it happens to your preteen or teen, know that they have half the world in your corner with them. First, tell them no need to freak out! They can grab a jacket, sweater, or other top and tie it around their waist. If they don’t have one, tell them to ask a friend or trusted adult if they can borrow some clothes until they get home. To prevent any leaks or stains in the future, be sure to encourage them to add a liner, pad, or wear period underwear when they’re using a tampon or menstrual cup, as they are a great backup to catch any leaks. If they’re really nervous about staining their clothes by accident, keep an extra change of clothes in your bag, backpack or locker.