It’s Inevitable…

U by Kotex Tween

If you have a young daughter, it’s inevitable: you will have the period talk at some point.

And if you’re like me, you don’t have a lot of experience to draw upon to help you handle this situation. For all her good points, my mother didn’t really “prep” us to start our periods when we were little…

So now, I have my own little girl. While I like to think that we have an open relationship and we can {and do} talk about anything, the thought of actually having this talk with her freaks me out.

I mean, face it, it’s awkward. There are way more fun things to talk about.

This is why I am ecstatic to be a Kotex mom!

Going to the Source

When you need help with something, and information, where do you go?  Straight to the source, that’s where.

Just because we’ve dealt with this most of our lives doesn’t mean we know how to talk to our daughters about it.

That’s where Kotex Tween’s site comes in super handy.  It has an amazing selection of resources to walk you through the entire process of talking to your daughter.

The best way to become comfortable is to prepare.

And Kotex hasn’t left the girls in the dark either.  They’ve put together a great site for them as well!

Pretty Pads

I totally heart the new line of products Kotex has put together for tweens and teens.  Remember having to carry around the big, massive, pastel pink wrapped pad?

No more baby!

Look at this stuff:

U by Kotex Tween

And if we’re being honest here, I’d so use pink tampons…

The Talk

Let’s all hope our daughters can say this about us…

I can’t wait to share all I learn throughout this process, and how I prepare myself for the talk.

Hopefully I can help some of you too!

True Confessions:  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.

7 Reasons You Should Raise Risk Takers

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Children are born with an innate curiosity that leads them to take risks.

Then, we as parents, spend the better part of 18 years stomping that curiosity right out of them.

While this is a good idea to a point {who really wants their kid to stick their head inside an oven to see what all the fuss is about?}, there are compelling reasons to raise risk takers:

  1. It teaches them to love learning – When you’re curious, you dig for answers and information.  Curiosity breeds a natural love of learning.  Risk taking teaches kids to always question things, always want to know more, always love learning.
  2. It teaches them to  become leaders – Leaders are risk takers.  They know when to push the envelope, and when to just hold on.
  3. It teaches them to think of others – A risk taker learns to consider others when making decisions.  While this may be a learned behavior, it is one that is learned rather quickly when one is faced with how his or her decision affected others.
  4. It teaches them to deal with disappointment – Every risk we take and every decision we make will not turn out the way we want.  Teaching our children to become risk takers allows them to learn how to handle disappointment with style and grace.
  5. It teaches them to go after what they want – Nothing in this world is handed to you, you have to work for it.  Risk takers know this, and go after whatever it is they want.  They might not always get it, but they know they tried.
  6. It teaches them appreciation - Risk takers quickly learn that the world doesn’t revolve around them.  They have what they have, they are who they are, and they can do what they do because of every person they have interacted with.
  7. It teaches them to become decision makers – Risk takers learn to make decisions.  They don’t sit around waiting for others to make decisions for them.