One of my most awkward and embarrassing childhood moment was when I was 12 and learning that I am going to start having my monthly period. I remember waking up early morning for school one day and felt something funny in my undies so I ran to the bathroom and saw blood coming out. I panicked of course and had a moment of hesitation before I told my mother about it. I felt so awkward and uncomfortable about it that I ended up skipping school that day. My mother comforted me by saying that it’s just part of growing up and becoming a woman and that every girl has to go through it.
The topic of menstruation never fails to make girls feel embarrassed and uncomfortable. As parents, we can help make our teens feel confident and at ease asking questions about menstruation and other women’s health issues and make them understand that having their period is no big deal. Open conversations can eliminate your daughter’s use of euphemisms like “that time of the month” and help them overcome the awkwardness associated with puberty and menstruation.
Kotex recently launched U by Kotex– a new product line of tampons, pads and liners, which feature a slim, thinner design, making them easier and more comfortable to use. The bright, bold packaging and colors are very appealing to young girls.
Here is one funny commercial by U by Kotex worth checking out:
Visit http://walmart.com/ubykotex to learn more about the U by Kotex line, get some free samples and download a fun Daily Journal iPhone or iTouch application that lets you take pictures, add play lists and geo-target your location for each entry.
Hip Mama’s Place Disclosure: “I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Kotex and received products necessary to facilitate my candid review. In addition, Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.”