I’m so proud to say that I am a Tween Mom Ambassador for U by Kotex. With 3 daughters and 4 granddaughters, 2 of which are tweens, I feel like I have a bit to offer on the topic of helping tweens prepare for their first period. A lot has changed since I was a girl, even since my daughters were girls. The lines of communication between moms and daughters have improved considerably. Today I communicate more openly with my granddaughters than I did when my girls were tweens and teens. Not only has communication improved, but the menstruation products available to women and tweens have come a long way over the years.
Have you had the talk? Aimee’s mom did.
In three easy steps, Kotex helps you to prepare for the talk with your tween girl.
1. First Period Facts – Kotex has all the puberty and first period information you need to inform your daughter.
2. Prepare for the talk – Pick a day and prepare for the conversation.
3. Get the right product for her – The new U by Kotex Tween products are smaller and give all the same protection as regular pads. They are available in vibrant new colors and patterns that will appeal to tween girls.
I think it’s really important to have good communication with your tween before having ‘the talk’. If your daughter or granddaughter feels comfortable talking to you about sensitive topics ahead of time, the period talk will go a lot smoother. Also, don’t wait too long to have the talk. It can be really scary for a young girl to start her period and not know what is going on.
I’m so excited that my daughter and daughter-in-law have agreed to help out as we discuss preparing tween girls for their periods over the next six months. We are looking forward to having a great conversation with you and learning about your successes on this topic. Be sure to follow the #KotexMom hashtag on Twitter for all the latest from the U by Kotex Mom Ambassadors.
Visit the U by Kotex website page for period questions that could be helpful for tweens and teens.
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.