Back to school is fraught with lots of drama. " Will I like my teachers? Will I be overwhelmed with homework? Will I have friends?" As your daughter grows, it's a fact of life that she'll have increased responsibilities and more about which to worry.
One thing that your female teenager does not want to worry about is dealing with her period at school. But the reality is that she will need to plan for this. One way that I've handled this for my own daughters is by packing them what we term a " personal pouch". It's a cute, small zipper pouch that is non descript and we pack it full of what she might need during the day.
In her personal pouch we put tampons, panty liners and a pad, band-aids, a comb, 2-3 hair ties and lip balm. These are things that we've found, thought trial and error, that she might need during her school day. I also slipped in a stain wipe - in case she experiences any kind of leakage. Or if she spills her lunch on her shirt.
I've even stuck a small pair of spare panties in the pouch. You can't put a spare shirt in there, though. :)
My little girls aren't worried ( yet) about their periods happening during school, but they have their own personal pouches already. I think it's important to get them into the habit of carrying the things that they might need during the day and not relying on their mom - even if their idea of what they might need during the day involve a little pony, a pretend phone and some pretend makeup.
The Kotex teen products are brightly wrapped small packets, perfect to slip into a personal pouch and discreet enough that they aren't embarrassing if they fall out of the pouch. They are created with smaller bodies in mind and are comfortable and perform well.
If you can't figure out how to talk to your daughter about having a "personal pouch", there are some great tips to be found at The Kotex site - such as a calendar with facts about puberty, questions your daughter may ask, ways to start the conversation and more. There's also a teenage specific page that can be a great way to open the lines of communication with your daughter.
Have you packed a personal pouch for your own daughter? What have you put in it? What do you think is absolutely necessary to help your daughter be calm and self assured in her daily routine at school?
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