Do you realize how hard that is to write? My tween…
How has it been 10 years since she was safely snuggled in my tummy? She was 100% dependent on me. Now, 10 years later she is becoming less and less dependent. She is declaring her independence but will always be mommy’s special little girl. There are still moments everyday that she likes to cuddle up with me on the couch. I will sit there wishing time would stand still.
As my tween is growing up, she is becoming a young woman. We are having more in depth conversations. As I have said before, I want her to always know she can come talk to me about anything. When I was growing up, I did not always feel like I could go to my mom and talk to her about anything. When I started my period, I was so freaked out. Then when I wanted to wear tampons, oh my goodness… I did not even know who to talk to about that specific thing. I do not want that with my girls.
How do we have these conversations so they are not awkward?
Last Christmas, I gave M a book from American Girl. In the book, there are coupons that she can use to give me. Each coupon is time for her and I. Just the two of us to spend time together and have great bonding time with wonderful conversations. It gives me a chance to talk to her about her changing body. It allows her to ask me questions that she may be afraid to bring up in front of little sis L or even her daddy.
We go on our walks together. We go out for frozen yogurt. We go shopping. We go out to eat. We go for manicures. We go for haircuts. Notice, I said WE. Just the two of us. It is nice to give her one-on-one time and let her know I care and will always be there for her.
I love using the resource at U by Kotex. Their articles and videos help me with my preparation conversations. Check out this video from their site that shares: “What’s one thing you wish you knew before your first period?”
Do you take time out with your daughter? Put away all technology and concentrate solely on your daughter. She needs you right now as this is a very crucial time in their childhood.
“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.”