Historically, it's been an awkward time for families when a child gets their first period. But in recent years, it's become a lot more clear that a big part of that awkwardness comes from how those families treat periods.
Because while they're going to be a messy and stressful thing for someone to go through for the first time no matter what anyone does, it hardly helps when the adults in their lives treat either the periods themselves or their associated products as inappropriate subjects.
Not only do such attitudes add an unnecessary layer of secrecy and shame to something that can't be avoided, but there are also cases when they've obstructed already uncomfortable kids from getting the support they need.
And that's why one dad felt particularly strongly when his sister tried to pressure his daughter into this old way of thinking.