As this scorching summer passes by, I find myself stealing glances of my sweet daughter. She is a silly girl with an enormous heart. She is the apple of her Daddy’s eye and since she is the only girl, she know quite well that she will often get her way. She is normal, energetic, and fun. She is also very smart, testing a full two grades ahead in reading and a full grade ahead in math. She may act like she doesn’t know that she is smart but I know better.
When I have the period talk with her, its going to break my heart. I will siilently weep at knowing my little girl is turning into a lady soon. I hope mother nature decided to hold off for her for at least 4 more years. I have things I need to teacg her still, like remembering that she is old enough to do her own laundry and how its okay to need privacy. My mom had the talk with me and it was short and though I was excited to become a young woman, I think she could have made it easier by getting advice on what to say.
I am glad I have tools that will help me teach my daughter about what is happening to her body. I am also glad that with the tools I have, I know that I can talk to her without having to overwhelm her. I already had to have the “s” talk with her brother, who is now 15. I feel bad for the teenager because I remember how much hormones mess with your mind! My daughter is not quite ready for that talk and won’t be for some time. And if I merged the “s” talk with the period talk she will just be confused and honestly, I am in no hurry to introduce her to the fact that “s” and periods lead to pregnancy and other stuff. I know I have to tell her but not yet. I was always embarrassed about getting my period, even to this day, being in my thirties, I am still shy when I buy my feminine products. I don’t want that for my daughter so I am learning as much as I can from teens and friends and this great website that has stories told by teens from when they got their first period.
When did you have the period talk with your daughter? When did your mom have the talk with you? Did your mom tell you too much or was it a good experience?
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.