Last month I became a Kotex Mom Ambassador and I talked about when I thought it would be a good time to talk to my tween about her period.
Now that I have decided I need to talk to her about it, I needed to decide how to approach the subject of periods with her. I know it can be awkward and maybe even a little intimidating, but you know your daughter. Does she embarrass easily, do you have to approach new things delicately or is she your little scientist and does well when you give her the facts; carefully of course.
With my girls, I give them the facts but so an eight year old can understand. In fact, I did that just this morning. Today while in the bathroom I needed “girly products” and my eight year old came to my rescue with a box of pads. I could tell she was curious about why she was always bringing me those things.. Yes I am always running to the bathroom without checking if I have the necessary supplies, hey I am a busy Mom with lots of babies…
I could tell my daughter was curious, “Why am I always bringing these things to Mom?” I pretty basic because this was our first talk, but it went something like this:
Inside Mommy’s tummy area is a place where babies are grown
In that place grows a layer just in case Mommy has a baby coming
If I don’t have a baby coming in there then that layer comes out
and that is why Mommy wears these pads.
I know it isn’t a perfect conversation, but it is simple, to the point and it satisfied her curiosity for the moment. Every once in a while that is how our conversation will go, I will be ready to answer any of her questions. That is basically how my Mom told me and when I got closer she bought me pads, told me how to use them. I was fine and prepared for when it was my turn to start.
It is different for everyone, maybe you would like different ideas for telling your daughter about her time of the month. The U by Kotex Tween website has some great tools to help you with your conversation.
“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.”