My daughter is 10 and I saw an ad for Thinx (or it could have been one of those new tampon subscription companies) that talked about how girls now get their periods at age 12. I also have a younger son and he doesn't understand what pads and tampons are (but they both have asked). I have tried to explain both to them a little bit but tried to mostly brush it aside when shopping for the products and today I decided that my hesitancy was totally uncalled for. Women menstruate and I think its fine to talk about and I wish I had a better vocabulary or approach for what to do. What have ya'all done here? Anyone with suggestions?