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Menstruation Social Stories

Instructor: Bethany Calderwood

Bethany has taught special education in grades PK-5 and has a master's degree in special education.

Social stories are used by teachers to tackle a variety of topics from social to behavioral to physical. In this lesson you will find social stories dealing with menstruation.

Growing Up

The physical and hormonal changes associated with adolescence can be confusing and scary for kids. It can be especially challenging for students with social or cognitive disabilities to deal with some of these changes. One way teachers and parents can prepare students for life changes is using social stories. Social stories explain situations using simple, step-by-step language. Let's look at some social stories on the topic of menstruation.

Menstruation Social Stories

What Are They Talking About?

Today I walked into the bathroom at school and saw a bunch of the older girls giggling.

Marta said, ''Can you believe Jenny got it? I'm so jealous.''

Kelly said, ''I think it's gross. I hope I don't get it for a long time.''

''But now she's a real woman!'' said Joanna.

''What is it?'' I asked. ''What did Jenny get?''

''Her period. Obviously,'' said Joanna.

''What?'' I asked.

''If you don't know, then you're too young. Never mind,'' said Marta. Then all the girls walked off. I was confused.

When I got home, I asked my mom what the girls were talking about. Mom said they were talking about growing up. I asked her to tell me about it, so she did.

A woman's body goes through something called a menstrual cycle. I know about cycles - cycles are things that happen over and over again in the same order. Mom said the menstrual cycle is part of how babies are born.

For a baby to be conceived, the woman's body has to prepare an egg in her uterus. Then, a man's body has to deliver a sperm. If the sperm and the egg join, a tiny baby is made. The baby grows inside the woman's body until it is big enough to be born.

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