It’s month two of my U by Kotex Tween Ambassadorship (Hers’s month one) and this month we’re talking about Beginning The Discussion With Your Daughter.
So I have to tell you that I am scared. Not sure why I feel so nervous about talking to my daughter about the topic of her period but I am. It’s weird.
I feel like I’m Indiana Jones walking into a tomb. It’s dark, booby-trapped, and the outlook? Not so good.
To go into this I have some tips to help ease myself (and you) into this conversation. I hope these tips help make the next couple months easier and hopefully I can gain some confidence.
- How to approach an awkward subject without intimidating your daughter with the information.
- How not to overwhelm her and keep an open dialogue. What to you are important topics to cover throughout evolutions of conversation?
- How did you feel discussing this subject with your mom as a girl? How would you improve the experience for you daughter?
To start I think I’ll get out the U by Kotex Tween products we have and let Makenna look at how cool, colorful and pretty they are. Hopefully from there the discussion will blossom and we can ease into it.
I think my issue is that I never had this talk with my mom. Since I was 8 I grew up with just my dad. Uh yeah, my dad didn’t have the period talk with me, no thank you. So I think that’s my issue. I mean, I learned so why can’t my daughters learn on their own? I know it’s not right so I want to change my mindset and help my daughters into this time of their life on an easier road than I had.
Tomorrow starts the day we’ll talk about periods and say the word “vagina” without feeling weird. Tomorrow I will get out of the tomb and I’ll see the light. That it’s ok to talk about this with my daughter and we’ll live.
So join me, take the Break The Cycle pledge! It’s time to stop the weirdness of periods! You can also get more tips on how to talk to your daughter about her period on the U by Kotex Facebook page and Twitter page.
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. All opinions are my own.