This is my final post as an Amabassador for the U by Kotex Tween program - designed to help moms of tween girls prepare themselves and their daughters for their upcoming periods.
Sticking your head in the sand and ignoring it doesn't work, ladies. It's coming, for some of our daughters sooner rather than later, and it's always better to be prepared. And to help our daughters to be prepared - there's nothing more difficult than watching a girl who has had no education in the matter suddenly struggle with an onslaught of hormones.
As an ambassador of this program, I'm supposed to say that I know it all. I've been through it with my older girls, have two more going through it soon - but there's no possible way to know it all.Instead, I'll say that I'm delighted that there are resources out there to help moms - we might look like we know it all, but the vast majority of us are making it up as we go along. It's comforting to have a place to look for advice, a site you know is safe to share with your daughters, a place just for them.
It's peace of mind that can't be bought. I feel more comfortable and more prepared with this second set of daughters than I did with my first, that's for sure.
One thing I've decided to try to do is take each of my girls out for special time with them, doing what they want to do - not necessarily what *I* want to do. One of my girls will always, always pick the pet store - and that's probably my least favorite store ever. I might go for coffee with one of them, or lunch.
Or maybe go to get our nails done.
The days are long, yes, but the years are very, very short.
“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.”