My time as a U by Kotex Tween Ambassador is ending. I hope you enjoyed some of the information I shared about having “the Talk” with your daughter about getting her period and going through puberty. I know my experience writing these posts and sharing the information with you has opened my eyes to all the great information there’s out there at the U by Kotex website for teens and tweens as well as Kotex’s website for moms and dads.
But like any topic that’s tough to talk about, the important thing is to keep the lines of communication open between you and your child. Find time to spend one on one with them so they’ll feel more comfortable coming to you with questions. And seek out materials to help you through the process such as a helpful website or book. Don’t be shy asking friends and relatives to share how they had “the Talk” with their daughters. It’s all about being prepared to have the tough discussions about anything, whether it’s periods and puberty, sexuality, or drugs and alcohol.
And just to review, here’s a list of my previous Kotex Mom posts:
- Look good, smell good, feel good #KotexMom – about hygiene and helping girls feel, look and smell good when having their periods.
- Preparing for the inevitable: getting your period at school #kotexmom – some tips about making sure your daughter’s prepared from the inevitability of getting her period at school or in other situations when they’re not at home. Some suggestions were to have a makeup bag filled with supplies in their backpack or locker. Or letting her know that she can ask help from a trusted teacher, school counselor or school health clerk.
- Preparing to have a talkable moment with your child #KotexMoms – some fun ways to have talkable moments – whether it’s about puberty, sexuality, school, or more – so you can connect with your tween or teen one or one.
- How to make The Talk less stressful #KotexMom – suggestions on how to prepare yourself and your daughter for “The Talk.”
- Have you had the talk? Why I’m a U by Kotex Tween Ambassador #KotexMom – why I joined the Kotex Mom Ambassador program. It was because I wanted to let parents know that girls are having their periods as early as nine years of age and how both parents and girls need to be prepared.
How are you preparing to have the tough discussions with your child?
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a Brand Ambassador Campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of U by Kotex Tween and received products to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.