I started at 10. I was in the fifth grade. There were several times when accidents happened or a tampon fell out of my bag or something and I got made fun of. I suggest you get her a cute little pouch or purse for her to keep her stuff in. Also, I would suggest her having a spare pair of shorts/pants/skirt in her locker or at the nurses station. I once had to wear sweatpants from gym until my mom could pick me up because I bled in my shorts. Other than that, I would try not to tell the whole family and have them come up to her and be like, "oh, i heard you started...yay!"...that was really humiliating for me. I know my mom was excited, but it was annoying to have everyone know something that was going on with my body.
Holly and David
Adaline (3/20/10), and Charlie (1/26/12- 4/10/12) and our identical twins Callie and Wendy (01/04/13)