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U by Kotex | Important Conversations With My Daughter

July 23, 2012 by  
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Talking to my daughter about growing up and the changes her body was about to go through was a very important step for my daughter and I to take together. I was a little nervous at first – what if I didn’t tell her the right things? What if I forgot to tell her something important? But you know what? My daughter was so happy that I approached the topic with her on my own because she was full of questions and didn’t know how to ask me. I will tell you what, that conversation was one of the best we have ever had, we talked for hours about everything and she was so full of knowledge afterwards and she was glad her questions had been answered, especially about her period. She was happy to know ahead of time what would happen, how it would feel and how to care for herself at that time.

So looking back on that conversation I would say the one tip I want to share with other mother’s who may be wary of these grown up conversations that need to be had with your growing daughter it would be to not fret over it, your worry is probably for nothing, because no matter how worried you are the chances that your daughter wants those answers will over shadow that, they will be wanting that conversation with you and when it starts everything will just be smooth sailing after that. I found I was worried for nothing. I let her guide the starting conversation and since we both became comfortable with the topics she now comes to me and asks me whatever she wants or needs to know, she doesn’t hesitate to ask. We started with basic coverage about the changes she was about to go through and have turned them into weekly chats about things she has heard at school (which sometimes still shocks the heck out of me) and ways to better take care of herself, I wish I had had more of that with my mom.

I am so happy that our conversations have grown and so happy that she trusts me enough to come to me when she has questions. Nothing makes me happier than knowing that my daughter and I can sit and have good, educational conversations. I love the grown up that my daughter is quickly becoming.

Stay tuned next month when I will share more information on how to have these talks with your daughters and much more. And please check out the Hello Period page if you or your daughter has any questions right now.

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.

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