Do you have any daughters? What are their ages? Have you had any type of talk with them about puberty? Please share! I just watched a video by Aimee Teegarden in her Gets Real Video by Kotex & Nickelodeon. I love how open Aimee is in sharing her experience between her mom and other teens. Aimee said that her mom was always open, honest and straightforward in sharing with her about life, puberty and menstruation. This has made Aimee independent and self-confident.
As a mom of three girls (twins are just about 18 and the baby is 13 1/2), I have also always been open, honest and straightforward in anything that they have asked or that we have discussed. I remember learning in school what the period was all about. I didn't have a mom to tell me what to expect and always felt alone and that the "period" was some dirty little secret. I didn't want my daughters to feel that way so from early age they were taught correct body part names and we kept from using slang for those parts. From there we went into puberty change talks, menstruation and sex talks. It is all a process and as a mom you want to ge the one doing the talking when they are listening.
If you haven't had the actual talk about puberty changes and up and coming period, I do suggest that you check out the Kotex website because it is full of wonderful resources. Before you can have any talk with your daughter, you have to educate yourself. Don't be alarmed if your daughter looks at you like you are speaking a foreign language when you start discussing it.
My twins- first daughters were young enough that they had not heard about it from their friends. We had our first talk about menstruation in 4th grade because one of the girls had started her period and I didn't want them to learn about it from that girl. So get your self educated before you speak to them. Don't be surprised if they don't ask questions, at first!
I also suggest that you check out U by Kotex website page for period questions that could be helpful for you to discuss with your tweens and teens and a site for you to send them to for more information for them to read on their own. The site is Hello Period- www.ubykotex.com/helloperiod. As with any website or paper material, I strongly suggest that you check it out first to make sure you know what they will be reading about so you can be ready to discuss as they ask questions.
My connection with Kotex is that I use their products, I've checked out their sites numerous times for information and that I'm now one of their Brand Ambassadors. I feel very comfortable speaking about what is on their above sites and what I'm blogging about. If you have any questions at all, please leave them in the comments or you can email me. I'd be happy to help you out in any way to make this a wonderful mother daughter experience for you both. Feel free to check out my PR Contact page because you will find my email address there!
I wrote this review while participating in a Brand Ambassador Campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of U by KotexTween and received products to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.