What Every Parent Should Know About Having “The Talk” With Their Daughter! #KotexMom

We are very excited at The Mommy Bunch to announce we are participating in the U by Kotex Ambassador Program over the next six months!  As U by Kotex ambassadors, we will be bringing you stories, tips, advice, and how-to’s when it comes to talking to your daughters about menstruation.

Throughout the program you can expect to hear about mother-daughter activities, product tips, tips on approaching sensitive topics, and more!

 

This month, take a look at this video by Kotex and Nickelodeon ParentsConnect that talks about having that first talk with your daughter.

While my own daughter hasn’t had her period yet, I’d like to think my relationship with her is open like Aimee’s is with her mom.  My husband and I are very well connected with our daughters and always there for them.  I feel being straightforward is the best way to handle things.  My daughter and I are very open and she tells me everything, so I know it won’t be hard for her to come to me or ask me questions.  I know menstruation is a part of life and I have to make sure she understands and not to freak out when it happens.

Even though my daughter hasn’t gone through this experience yet, the school has gone over a couple things with her since girls are starting earlier now.  We haven’t actually sat down together and talked about it as she does get a little embarrassed.  Even though my daughter and I are close, and we talk about everything, I am still a little nervous about having these discussions with her.  My mom said it was easy for her to give the talk to me but I know how uncomfortable I was having it with her, and we are extremely close.  My daughter’s cousin is going through it right now though, so she does know what it is and what to expect.

Right now I use the Kotex brand for myself, and I think it is great that Kotex has come out with a line specifically tailored toward teens and tweens.  Their bodies are always changing, and what might work for an adult may not work so well for a younger girl, so having the option for her to have her own products is a really great idea.  I also think that when we do have this discussion, she will feel better knowing she has her own stuff.

What is your relationship with your daughter like?  Have you had any talks with her about menstruation yet?

 

Be sure to also visit Kotex to get facts and learn about how to prepare for “the talk” with your daughter!  Also, make sure you are getting the right products specifically for her body by checking out the U by Kotex Tween products!

Do your daughters have questions they just may not be comfortable talking to you about?  Let them know there is a place to go!  Hello Period is a place where girls can go and get their questions answered, and get honest advice from other girls just like them.

 

Find additional posts about this topic here:
KotexMom:

  • Month Two – Nine things you should discuss with your daughter.
  • Month Three — Getting Ready for the talk with your daughter.
  • Month Four – Will your daughter be prepared at school?

 

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.  http://www.momcentral.com/mcc

 

Written by Jesica and Heather.

 

Jesica H

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3 thoughts on “What Every Parent Should Know About Having “The Talk” With Their Daughter! #KotexMom

  • June 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm
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    agh I am dreading the time when I have to have the talk.. good thing it's 10+ years away! Reply
  • June 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm
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    I don't remember the period talk being too bad with my mom, so I hope it goes just as easily with my daughter. I know my dad was involved too which I thought was important - I didn't feel like so alienated. Reply
    • June 11, 2012 at 3:11 pm
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      Never thought about dad being involved. I'll have to think about that... learning new things every day! Reply

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