Talkable Moments = Teachable Moments!
I have learned this over and over again being a mom. When you talk to your kids open and honestly, they end up learning. My daughter is now 12 and her body is changing, along with her hormones. I have spent time reading with her about what is happening within her body. I want her to embrace growing up and not to be scared of it.
As a Kotex Mom Ambassador, I have been given some of the greatest tools on how to talk to our daughters. Each one of us, as mother, a step mom, a grandmother, an aunt, all have had different experiences growing up. These experiences are valuable when sharing with the tween in your life.
My daughter and I spend every night chatting for a short period of time. The conversations range from school to vacations to asking me what a word means that she heard at school. These are the doors I want wide open between us. We have had the bird’s and the bee’s talk because I wanted her to hear it from me and not the the crazy 6th graders who like to share too much information.
We are going on two years of talking about when she may start her period. One thing we did last year and will do again is pack a cosmetic bag with a Kotex Tween Liner, Pad and an extra set of underwear. It also holds her deodorant, brush, band-aids, hair ties etc. It helps with the “if it happens while at school.”
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.