"I taught middle school and high school for eleven years.
To any woman reading this thread, something that was never embarrassing or awkward to discuss with a student was anything related to periods. I had quite a few girls bleed through their pants and onto my seats and would be so embarrassed to tell me after class. It honestly was no big deal on my end, and I always had a few black sweaters in my classroom that I could offer if they needed something to cover up until they could get a change of clothes. I also had a little supply of pads if they needed those as well. I was known for it and sometimes a student I didn’t teach would visit me asking for period supplies
I never wanted any of my students to be ashamed of something that was absolutely natural like how I grew up. Students learn from words but also reactions. If you act like it’s no big deal, they’ll think that way, too."