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Proud to be a #KotexMom- Beginning The Discussion: Pick Your Day
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First step? Pick your day.
- Learn fun ways to break the ice. The way I did it was joke with my daughter…(sarcasm runs rampant in my family. :)) I said:” Aren’t you glad you’re not your brother? He has to deal with 3 of us. He doesn’t belong to our special club. “
- Get tips from other Moms who have been through “the talk”. U by Kotex Tween has a great tool to start your discussion. You’ll find everything you need here: Pick Your Day. Use the calendar to plan your discussion and make sure you are as prepared as you can be.
- Use your Strengths. YOU are her mother. You know your daughter best. My daughter responds best to humor. It loosens her up and helps her to be open and less uncomfortable. Your daughter may be different.
Tips for your starting your discussion
- Less is more. Don’t overwhelm her with all the information at once.
- Prepare her with facts. Let her know what she can expect, signs to look for and talk about her expectations. Ask her how she feels about getting her period.
- Put together a first period kit. This is especially important if your child is going into or already in middle school. She can carry it in her purse or bag and be prepared. It will get her familiar with the products and how to use them.
- Read some books. There are a lot of books now that focus on preparing your daughter for growing older.
- Respect her space. It’s a lot to comprehend. It can sounds scary and gross to young girls. Let her absorb it at her own pace.
- Remember you’re are her mom, not her friend. Resist the urge to seem young and cool, it could step over the line with your daughter and anger her. This can apply to a lot of different situations with teen and tweens. She has friends to bounce stuff off of but she will need a mom first and foremost. It will give her a safe space.
- Help her understand the reason and importance of her period. It has a purpose that is actually pretty cool. I reminded my daughter that it was the reason she was on this earth!
U by Kotex Tween has a lot of these type of tips and a whole lot more.
Visit U by Kotex Tween to find all these tips and discussion starters.
For real answers to your daughter’s real questions go here: Hello Period
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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.