Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Periods aren't the most comfortable topic to talk about. They can be embarrassing, especially for girls who haven't had one yet or have just gotten their first one. People don't necessarily want to discuss periods and how they can affect our bodies. I agree there are times and places to discuss periods, but feel that one time it's especially important to discuss them is with your daughter before she has one.
I was in 5th grade when I got my first period and it happened during lunch hour. I went to the restroom and found I had soiled through. I was mortified and uneducated. My mother had taught me a lot throughout the years and I knew I could talk to her about anything, but getting my period is one thing we never discussed.
Having four daughters myself, I've been through two of them already starting their period and the other two are at an age where it could start at any time. Periods are uncomfortable to talk about and I'll admit that I wasn't very straightforward with having "the talk" with my two oldest girls. As a U By Kotex Mom Ambassador, I feel more relaxed and armed with what to say to the two girls who are almost 10 and 12 years of age.
Shelby, the oldest, has been using Kotex products for her period for a couple years now. (Sorry Shelby, don't kill me for telling!) It's a brand that I know and trust, and she does too for the most protection and discretion during her flow.
Period preparation gets colorful patterns and tween attitude in the U by Kotex Tween* combo pack. Choose pads that are smaller than our regular pads but absorb like their heavy flow pads, or liners for backup protection. Either way, you get serious protection with a fresh look of designs on the pads and liners. Tween pads are available separately too.
The Aimee Teegarden Gets Real Video by Kotex & Nickelodeon ParentsConnect launched this month. In the video Aimee, an actress in Friday Night Lights, explains to parents why they should have the "period talk" with their daughter and to pick a date to do so. She lets parents know how important it is that they talk with their daughters about periods and how it's better coming from a parent. The Kotex site is also a great reference to prepare for your talk with your daughter. It has great tools such as a calendar with facts about puberty, questions your daughter may ask, ways to start the conversation, and more. The U by Kotex website page is helpful for tweens and teens for period questions.
It's time for me to brush up on my facts and information about periods, and discuss what I've learned and know with the two younger girls. It's nice to be a U by Kotex Mom Blog Ambassador so I can arm myself with plenty of information and get more familiar with a trusted brand.
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. The opinions within this post are of my own. Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services. Your opinions and results may differ.