The nurse talked on a very basic level about menstruation, puberty and hygiene and showed a movie where a young girl gets her period at a slumber party and has to go to the friend's Mom for help. She followed up the movie with a q&a. There were quite a few questions and a lot of nervous giggles. I was proud to see that none of the questions asked were ones we hadn't already covered at home.
On the walk home, I asked her if she had any questions. She said, yea, but I wasn't going to ask some lady I never met. So I asked her if she had any questions for me. She had a few like does having your period hurt (the nurse kind of glossed over that one, probably since they can't give out ibuprofen from the nurses office. I told her cramps can hurt a bit, but for me Advil took care of it). She got a little sample kit of pads which I told her I could give her a more subtle bag for to have in her back pack.
As for most girls, she's a little nervous about her first time. Will she leak? Will everyone know? I've already told her that though my sister and I had our first two years apart we were at our grandmothers house each time. Considering we only saw her a couple of times a year, that's pretty crazy. My sister was wearing white shorts (so Mom had to go to a nearby store to pick up a new pair of shorts). I happened to be wearing black jeans so dealt with it when I got home. You never know when it's going to happen but after a certain point, it's good to have supplied with you.
She asked a little about tampons, which I admitted I don't use (only because I've never really had a problem with pads), but told her that most people I know use them so when the time comes she should try both and use whatever she prefers.
With all the talk about light colored clothes, you would think I would have been smarter and not worn a brand new pair of white pants during my most recent period, but I did. I had an event I wanted to look nice for, so wore one of my Stitchfix outfits (including white pants). Well, I got a little stain on my pants. My daughter came into the bathroom when I noticed it, I asked her to get me a new pad from the other bathroom - the one I was in didn't have any. She did, and then I told get what happened and told her about the wonders of hydrogen peroxide. I took the pants off, cleaned up the stain, soaked them for a while in detergent before washing, and now they are good as new.
She's learned a lot in a short time, and while her actual period is still probably a couple years away, she's pretty well prepared.