Patience is a very predictable child. She’s also a very sensitive one, but here lately she’s been a very hard-to-deal-with child more than anything. I know she’s going through changes…she knows she’s going through changes, but she’s having a very hard time coping.
The other night – after going through another one of her God-awful moods – Patience came to me and asked, “Mommy, are periods really that bad?” I didn’t know what to say at first, but then I thought about our conversation a few nights earlier.
Patience and I had a long talk about periods, moods, attitudes, emotional/body pains…and how to control the group when they decide to hit you all at once. She wasn’t too thrilled to learn that there was more to this “period” thing than she first suspected.
To this day, if Patience has a question, she’s not afraid to ask it. If she wants to talk about something that’s bugging her, she’s not afraid to spark that conversation either. But again, here lately, I think the “period thing” is really starting to bug her. I can tell by our conversations and how guarded she’s starting to feel and I feel just awful for her.
I think it’s time for another spa-day; maybe a little pampering (and lots of hugs…and ice cream – chocolate!!!) will do the trick.
Determining when (insert daughter’s name here) is ready to talk about a sensitive topic like their first period can be a somewhat difficult (especially when it’s your first). But guess what? Kotex knows this and has set up a resource page just for you (and your daughter). It’s filled with helpful tips and useful facts to help “pick your day to talk.” Kotex has also developed the first pads and liners for tweens – check out the U By Kotex Tween Products. You’ll be happy to know that they “have a special cover to ensure they stay dry, plus an absorbent core to lock fluid away and help prevent leaks.”
I don’t know about you but I had “one of those days” back in school when my pad just didn’t protect me the way it said it would…and to top it off, I was wearing light blue pants. Not jeans, but pants – not good.
I refuse to let my girls have “one of those days.” That’s why I’m really happy about the new pads from Kotex, just for tweens. I tried them too (even though I don’t have my periods anymore), just for the sake of conversations with Patience…to know how to talk to her about these products. And do you know what? We love them.
Patience is only using the liners at this point because she’s only going through the pre-period stuff, but so far she likes how they feel when she’s wearing them.
Have you gone through the “period talk” with your tween yet? Are they really that bad?
Disclosure: 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