Teen girl asks if she's the a**hole for resenting dad's reaction to her first period

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Getting your first period can be an overwhelming experience, especially without proper guidance. But what happens when your father reacts insensitively to the news? A 16-year-old girl shares her story of how her dad's hurtful comment triggered long-lasting resentment towards him. Despite her father's attempts to justify his behavior, she still feels hurt and wonders if she's in the wrong for holding a grudge. Read on to find out more about this emotional family drama.

Teen girl shares embarrassing 'Carrie' moment after getting her first period

and_so_i_know | and_so_i_know

Teen girl's dad insults her for getting her first period 😞

and_so_i_know | and_so_i_know

Dad dismisses daughter's first period reaction. Teen seeks validation 👩‍👧

and_so_i_know | and_so_i_know

Teen girl questions dad's reaction to her first period 🤔

Getting your first period can be a confusing and emotional experience, especially if your parents haven't talked to you about it beforehand. This 16-year-old girl had a difficult time telling both her mom and dad, but was met with a hurtful response from her father. Now, years later, she's still holding onto the hurt and wonders if she's in the wrong. In this post, we'll explore the complexities of parent-child communication and how it can impact a young person's self-esteem and relationship with their family. Keep reading to find out what others have to say about this situation and share your own thoughts in the comments below.

Father shames daughter for her first period? Not the a**hole.

Somerandomedude1q2w | Somerandomedude1q2w

Dad's period ignorance gets called out - NTA wins

cellophanehouse | cellophanehouse

Calling out misogynistic behavior #GirlPower 👊🏼

MelodyRaine | MelodyRaine

Period shaming, lack of access to pads, and misogyny. NTA.

Environmental-Song16 | Environmental-Song16

Remembering facts is not holding a grudge 🧠

Longjumping_Cream_45 | Longjumping_Cream_45

NTA. Dad's reaction to daughter's period is misogynistic and unacceptable.

usernamesarestewpid | usernamesarestewpid

Validating OP's feelings and the need for a genuine apology 💯

ohnosandpeople | ohnosandpeople

Commenter calls out parents, supports OP for standing up

procrastinating_b | procrastinating_b

Dad's period reaction is weird. NTA for resenting it. 🩸

ShadowCoon | ShadowCoon

Join the discussion on toxic parents and narcissistic tendencies 🤔

Myay-4111 | Myay-4111

Not the a**hole for resenting parents. 💁‍♀️

Aggravating_Pitch968 | Aggravating_Pitch968

NTA for resenting parents' lack of education and insulting reaction 💪🩸

lightofdarkness42 | lightofdarkness42

Father's misogynistic comment causes heartache for daughter. #NTA

Groundbreaking_Mess3 | Groundbreaking_Mess3

Hold him accountable! 🙅‍♀️👨‍👧‍👦

janewilson90 | janewilson90

Puberty education lacking in US schools, leaving children unprepared 😳

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Commenter supports OP's stance on dad's inappropriate behavior.

ianmerry | ianmerry

Father's toxic reaction to daughter's period sparks concern and outrage.

Friendly_Spare_3788 | Friendly_Spare_3788

Communication is key 🔑 NTA explains how to address dad

LucyLovesApples | LucyLovesApples

Dad's bad joke backfires, daughter not the a**hole for resenting

ilikeweirdshit7 | ilikeweirdshit7

Dad's insensitive reaction to daughter's period: NTA for feeling upset 😔

weird-at-parties | weird-at-parties

Dealing with a difficult parent? Try the Grey Rock technique.

DogtasticLife | DogtasticLife

Daughter not at fault, dad's misogynistic behavior exposed. 🚨

Underworld_Denizen | Underworld_Denizen

Commenter defends OP and calls out inappropriate behavior. NTA 👍

Fiebre | Fiebre

NTA for resenting dad's reaction to period. Traumatic childhood experience shared.

Jay-Em-Bee | Jay-Em-Bee

Parents' childish logic makes OP not the a**hole for resentment 😒

RealDeluminous | RealDeluminous

Daughter gets shamed for her first period by her dad. NTA

Kaiser93 | Kaiser93

Breaking the stigma around periods. 💪

krazycorgi25 | krazycorgi25

Commenter sympathizes with OP's parents' behavior 🤔

Pure_Armadillo8475 | Pure_Armadillo8475

Supportive comment calls out dad's inappropriate reaction and offers validation ❤️

Relevant_Progress411 | Relevant_Progress411

NTA. Advice for the long game and deciding parental involvement 🤔

JCWa50 | JCWa50

Parents' ignorant reaction to daughter's period- NTA.

spaceyjaycey | spaceyjaycey

Not the a**hole for expecting an apology 🙄

Mommy-Q | Mommy-Q

Dad's period reaction deemed disgusting. Teen girl not the a**hole.

River_Song47 | River_Song47

Commenter empathizes with NTA and highlights commonality in the South

samanthacarter4 | samanthacarter4

Teen girl's dad fails to handle her first period. NTA

momoalogia | momoalogia

Supportive comment receives no replies, but offers validation to OP 💜

diewitasmile | diewitasmile

Dad's period reaction deemed a**hole. Replies await his justifications 🩸

Alert_Plant | Alert_Plant

Dad's terrible reaction to daughter's period. NTA for OP.

Green-Yesterday-9610 | Green-Yesterday-9610

Father's reaction to daughter's first period stuck with her forever 😞

Diligent-Ad6633 | Diligent-Ad6633

Dad calls daughter misogynistic slur for getting her period 😡

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A typical chauvinistic response - ignore him. 💁‍♀️ NTA

nerdgirl71 | nerdgirl71

Don't trust him with intimate info. NTA ❤️

LilyGrowsFromMud | LilyGrowsFromMud

Supportive comment gets no replies, but deserves a heart emoji ❤️

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Supportive comment validates OP's experience and calls out misogyny.

Bunniegurlb | Bunniegurlb

Empathetic comment validates girl's feelings about first period 💪

MinnesotaMice | MinnesotaMice

Commenter sympathizes with girl's terrible parents 💔

coffee_cupsies | coffee_cupsies

13-year-old girl receives neglectful education, father's comments disgusting

Deadleaves82 | Deadleaves82

Supportive response to teenager's first period story 🩸❤️

EidelonofAsgard | EidelonofAsgard

Curious about the dad's justification for the misogynistic response 🤔

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Parents fail to prepare daughter for period, then get mad. 💩

Meaning-Exotic | Meaning-Exotic

Parent's reaction to daughter's period sparks outrage among commenters 💥

majorarlene | majorarlene

Dad's unjustified reaction to daughter's period - NTA in question

ArTooDeeTooTattoo | ArTooDeeTooTattoo

Dad's insensitive reaction to daughter's period sparks outrage 🔥

Used_Mark_7911 | Used_Mark_7911

Father's curiosity backfires, daughter not to blame 😏

toxiclight | toxiclight

Normalize periods! NTA for standing up to period shamers 👏🩸

Cautious_Tap_5570 | Cautious_Tap_5570

Teen calls out dad's insensitive remark about her period 🩸👨‍👧

amygoodman03 | amygoodman03

Call out misogyny and educate your loved ones 👏

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Dad's reaction to her period - second most annoying thing? 😳

johnno415 | johnno415

Feeling validated: Responders agree with girl's emotions ❤️

beautiful_angel_girl | beautiful_angel_girl

Dad's insensitive reaction to daughter's period. NTA for resenting.

PettyHonestThrowaway | PettyHonestThrowaway

Dad complains about period, but grudges all females 😒🙄

FinanceMum | FinanceMum

Dad's insensitive comment about daughter's period sparks outrage 💥

jfkiachu | jfkiachu

Dad's period reaction gets called out as unnecessary 💭🚫

eve_is_hopeful | eve_is_hopeful

Curious about country's relevance in first period story 🤔

sarahlampi | sarahlampi

Bad parenting? Commenter sympathizes with girl's period woes

Driftwood256 | Driftwood256

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