When I think about my oldest becoming a tween sometimes I am in disbelief. Are we already at that point? How can I help her understand what’s happening to her body in a way that’s healthy for her? It started last year when I noticed she was developing around her chest, and as her mood is up and down lately, I know it’s time that we start talking about periods and what’s happening to her body as she gets older.
Just last week we were at the beach and I was just so taken back by how mature she is. While, sure, we have our bad days and bad moods, but I’m really looking forward to the next stages of parenting with older kids. I remember my first period, luckily being the youngest, I had two older sisters who easily helped me. Some school days were uncomfortable, but that’s puberty in general.
One of the best tips I’ve heard from other moms is to make her a period kit with everything she might need for when the time comes. For my daughter I added some fun items like a bracelet, phone case and hand sanitizer. I also found a book since I know that is how my child can relate best. I thought the book was appropriate and had all the information she needed to know. I also included Always FlexFoam™ pads.
As a parent of a tween I found the Always Teen website http://always.com/en-us/tips-and-advice/puberty-101 very helpful. It has everything you need to know to help guide your daughter through her first menstrual cycle. The first thing I think about, though, as a parent, is keeping my child comfortable and Always FlexFoam™ pads provide a 3-D body fit for maximum comfort, designed to fit your unique shape without bunching. FlexFoam™ is an innovative foam material, which absorbs 10 times its weight, yet feels like nothing. As far as a girl’s first period, this is as comfortable as it’s going it get. Haha!
The most important thing is helping my daughter understand that all women go through this change and that while she’s growing up she can still feel confidant knowing she’s prepared. I have used Always products since my own first period so I know Always will be there for my daughter when her time comes. You can find out more tips by following Always on Facebook and Twitter.
Has your daughter gone through her first period? Any advice for a mom just starting this new journey with her daughter?
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