So I finally did it. I finally worked up the nerve to talk to my 9.5 year old daughter about puberty. It didn’t go completely as planned and I was so nervous, but honestly it went WAY better than I thought. I went into it armed with lots of great tips from the Kotex Site and more specifically the U by Kotex site that has all kinds of helpful information and questions and answers that can help teens and tweens. I was scared, that in an instant, my sweet baby girl would stop acting crazy and silly and YOUNG but it didn’t happen. I was headed to the store with her, alone for once, and took the time to talk to her on the way there. The talk was okay, she was fine through the whole hormones, breast changes and acne. When it got to the actual period part she was sad. She asked if its painful. I let her know what she needed to know then I assured her that it is completely normal and okay, and if she ever had a question to come to me. We enjoyed shopping afterward and she still continues to be adorable.
I also gave her the great bag that U by Kotex Tween provided for us and showed her what pads are, how to use them. During our talk I spoke about hygiene and will reiterate that each time we talk some more. She felt special with her little bag I talked to her about what happens at school, that she should make sure she keeps some product on her and if there is an emergency to talk to a woman teacher that she trusts.
I am hoping we still have 3 or 4 more years before this all happens but you just never know these days. For now though, I am enjoying my baby girl for a little while longer.
How did you deal with getting your period at school? We all know those teen cycles are crazy, did you ever get surprised with your period at school?
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