The moment my daughter began having her period, I knew she was going to need a care package full of helps for the next month. I don’t know about you, but as an adult, when “that time” hits, I want my heating pad, pills that help with cramping, comfort food, and the best of all -chocolate. The one thing I wished someone would have taken the time to do though, is explaining those emotional days during that time of the month.
There are other things as well that as moms, we need to prepare our daughters for — like how to prepare for accidents, where did all those extra emotions come from, and being prepared when she takes overnight trips. So as a parent, what can you do?
- Prepare a care package for your daughter to keep in her overnight bag: I do this all the time with Kayla. Anytime I know she is going away for an overnight, I always make sure she has her pouch. Inside, it’s filled with a few U Kotex by Tweens pads, a few Hershey kisses for emergencies, Midol extra strength, and a change of underwear – just in case accidents happen.
- Prepare for the emotional days ahead: Kayla and I have sat down and discussed how she feels before and during her period. She knows that if she is overly sensitive, or very moody, she needs to start preparing for her time as it usually starts within just a few days.
- Signs and Wonders: Every woman and girl has the same signs right before she starts. You know the ones I am talking about — acne breakout, pants feeling tight, breasts are very tender, slight cramping — these are all tell tale signs of getting ready to start. By teaching your daughter to look for these, she will be well prepared and not have as many oopsy daisy accidents that occur when we don’t pay attention to our bodies.
Does Your Daughter Have Period Questions?
If your daughter has questions that you don’t feel you have the answer to, be sure to check out the Kotex Tween website. Here you can find great tools such as a calendar with facts about puberty, questions your daughter may ask, ways to start the conversation and more.
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