If you have a tween daughter, you know that the inevitable is going to happen any day now. The majority of girls start their menstrual cycle between the age of 9 and 13.
When my period started, I was scared out of my mind and not at all prepared. It took me a couple of years to finally get a handle on taking care of myself each month.
Girls today have it way better than we did back in the day, though. They have access to lots more information, and right in the palm of their hands.
Also in their favor are the fact that parents are highly evolved. We remember what we went through and are so open and supportive. If I should say so myself! Ha!
We also have to make sure they know how to track their cycles. I’ve had plenty of mom friends tell me how upset their daughter was when she realized her period would be coming every single month!
I stand by the belief that the best way to track a period is with a paper calendar, but our girls live in a different time. Their whole lives are managed on their phones. It makes sense, then, to teach them how to keep up with their periods through an app.
There’s just one problem. Many period apps are created with grown women in mind. There’s sex information you might not want your daughter reading until you’ve had a chance to talk to her. And really, some of it might just be over her head.
How can your daughter keep track of her period?
Periods are going to happen. Teach your daughter how to track her menstrual cycle with a suggestion from this list of best period apps for girls.
No worries, though. I have you covered. Here are a few apps for tweens and teens to monitor their periods that are recommended by moms.
The Clue app doesn't just help girls track their period. It also provides education about their bodies. Download here.
Period Tracker by GP Apps
This easy to use app also includes a diary where your daughter can keep up with her moods, too. Period Tracker has free and paid options. Click to download.
Did you know that Fitbit can track your period? How awesome is that? It's a basic tracker, and obviously includes all of the other perks of using Fitbit. Get one here.
In addition to tracking your period, your daughter will also get daily insights with Flo. Download Flo here.
Magic Girl is one of the only period tracker apps out there that cater specifically to tweens and teens. Animations and a journal function make this app functional and fun! Get it here.
My calendar is super streamlined and discreet. You can disable the "intimate" options for girls who are abstinent. Download My Calendar.