Quality time is very important to me and I see that it’s important for my daughter, Makenna, as well. Spending time with her will hopefully let her know that the lines of communication will always be open and I will always be there for her no matter what.
I’ve had some good, solid talks with Makenna over the course of the last 2 months with the help of U by Kotex Tween. Do I think she has all the knowledge she needs about how a female body works? Not quite. I am also not sure she is fully grasping the concept of it yet.
I am looking for some fun ways to break the ice per say. Let her know it’s not a scary conversation. It’s one that she can talk to me about and feel comfortable with.
I have been very picky with when I talk to Makenna about when she starts her period. So far I have noticed she (of course) feels more comfortable when we are alone. For example: if we’re in the car together, or walking around Downtown Disney, or waiting for a movie to start at the theaters.
- Your favorite Mother-Daughter activities? How do you best bond with your daughter?
- How you read cues from your daughter to determine when she is most comfortable talking about sensitive topics.
- Where do these moments usually occur? When’s the easiest time to discuss her period?
I welcome any and all tips you can give me to help my conversations with my daughter go more smoothly. If your daughter has already started her period tell me how you did it, if she hasn’t started her period please tell me how you plan on going about the conversation.
I tell Makenna to stop growing up almost every day but Makenna is 7 1/2 going on 16 and I know that very soon she will be going through changes that I cannot stop. She will have questions and hopefully I will have answers. Thanks to the Kotex Tween site I will have the information on hand to help me answer any questions she may have.
I also found that I can introduce Kenna to Hello Period. Hello Period is a site that can help answer period questions when I may not have the answers or she may want to learn on her own.
Don’t forget to join me and 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.