Thursday, November 1, 2012

We want to help you prepare for these conversations with your daughter with the help of U by Kotex Tween!

As much as we'd like to ignore it, it has been evident that the onset of puberty in girls continues to occur at a younger age. Knowing this, it doesn't come as a surprise that one in three girls have had no warning by the time they get their first period. As Moms, we need to make sure to prepare them - no matter how awkward, embarrassing or stressful the conversation may be - so they never experience the embarrassing moment of the dreaded sweatshirt around the waist. Though we've come a long way from leaving Judy Blume books on their desks to duck the conversation, the talk has not become any easier. Challenging and sensitive topics need to be cushioned with dialogue and an open line of communication. As a leader in the space, the U by Kotex brand created an online resource for parents specifically to help ease into the conversation and help you pick your moment to talk to your daughter.
Formally sitting down at the kitchen table can often cause awkwardness and even intimidation. Natural talkable moments, from driving home from school to a mother-daughter shopping trip, present opportune moments to talk to your daughter. Though many of us postpone the period talk for girls at a young age, the U by Kotex brand's abundance of online tools support having the discussion with girls at any age, so they are prepared. offers an interactive calendar, interaction with other Moms, helpful articles, and Q&A sections. Their U by Kotex Tween product line offers colorful and fun designed pads and liners made to fit smaller sizes yet still have the absorbency and protection necessary for a tween new to her period.

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