When you have a young daughter, you have a lot of information you need to impart on her in order to teach her how to handle herself in certain situations: what to say to a boy, how to dress for an interview, why "booty shorts" are almost never a good idea, the importance of being on time and well groomed.
And how to deal with her period when it arrives. For some girls, this can happen as young as age 8, and often, girls are unprepared. Sure, they may have head a little bit about it from their friends, but quite often, they are absorbing information second and third hand that may or may not be accurate.
But having those critical conversations can be somewhat daunting. In my experience, the best time to have this type of conversation is when your attention is not directly focused on your daughter. That much direct interaction can give your child a "deer in the headlights" type of experience, and it may cause her to be less than forthcoming about her experiences. We have had great luck in our family having the more difficult talks while driving. My attention is focused on the road, and she can ask questions that may be a bit more uncomfortable for her without fear.
Questions like, "Mom, what's a tampoon?"
True story. True pronounciation. :)
What are some of the ways that you've handled those "tough to have" conversations?
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