hey y'all. i have not been around here too much lately. but it is good to see that low-hanging pants and butt-cracks can still generate 12 pages! anyways, this past weekend my 12.5 yr old daughter got her first period. me and her mom are not together anymore. fortunately (for all involved) she was with her mom when it happened. so, they took care of getting my daughter going on this next phase of her life. i however, would like any thoughts out there from dads who have been down this road before me. i have a solid relationship with my daughter. but she is a pretty private person, and thinks she knows it all (naturally). so, she doesn't much talk to me about her personal stuff. and her period would be particularly personal. i do my part to keep the lines of communication open in "i'm here when you need me" kind of way, but i don't push her into deep talks cause she tends to clam up. so, i am looking for advice of how to approach the subject (she offered me nothing this week, i heard about it from her mom). at some point, she will be with me when she gets it and we will need to have some kind of dialogue established. i am just not sure how to get into it with her or how to be tactful and effective in opening up that door. thanks, in advance, for any help or encouragement y'all haver to offer!