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Jumpstarting the Conversation – U by Kotex Tween Giveaway

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 4:29pm
Written By: 
Stacy DeBroff

As much as we’d like to ignore it, it has been evident that the onset of puberty in girls continues to occur at a younger age. Knowing this, it doesn’t come as a surprise that one in three girls have had no warning by the time they get their first period. As Moms, we need to make sure to prepare them – no matter how awkward, embarrassing or stressful the conversation may be – so they never experience the embarrassing moment of the dreaded sweatshirt around the waist.

Though we’ve come a long way from leaving Judy Blume books on their desks to duck the conversation, the talk has not become any easier. Challenging and sensitive topics need to be cushioned with dialogue and an open line of communication. As a leader in the space, the U by Kotex brand created an online resource for parents specifically to help ease into the conversation and help you pick your moment to talk to your daughter.

Formally sitting down at the kitchen table can often cause awkwardness and even intimidation. Natural talkable moments, from driving home from school to a mother-daughter shopping trip, present opportune moments to talk to your daughter. Though many of us postpone the period talk for girls at a young age, the U by Kotex brand’s abundance of online tools support having the discussion with girls at any age, so they are prepared. Kotex.com/Tween offers an interactive calendar, interaction with other Moms, helpful articles, and Q&A sections. Their U by Kotex Tween product line offers colorful and fun designed pads and liners made to fit smaller sizes yet still have the absorbency and protection necessary for a tween new to her period.

We want to help you prepare for these conversations with your daughter with the help of U by Kotex Tween! We’re giving away U by Kotex Tween pads and liners to 50 lucky Mom Central members to help jumpstart the conversation.

If you would like to enter this giveaway, please leave a comment below! This giveaway will close Friday, November 2, 2012.

 

Disclosure: U by Kotex is a client of Mom Central Consulting

463 Comments

Good morning, I work for the

Good morning, I work for the Parkland Regional Health Authority in Manitoba, Canada. We are hosting a Teen Conference in the new year and we are looking for items to provide to the teens at this conference. We do have a budget for some items, but of course, want to be as frugal as possible. We will have hundreds of teens at this event and want to provide them with a bag of "goodies" for attending.
Do you have anything that would be a great addition to our event? If so, could you please email me and let me know,
Thanks,
Sandy

GREAT ARTICLE!!!

GREAT ARTICLE!!!

Great idea to make them

Great idea to make them better for the young girls and easier for parents/caregivers to talk to the young ladies. Thanks so much.

would really be a welcome

would really be a welcome prize

With two tween girls and one

With two tween girls and one teen girl in our house, these would be welcomed.

This would definitely get

This would definitely get used at my house......thanks for the contest!

This is such a wonderful

This is such a wonderful thing you are doing, this topic can be hard. Some kids think they already know it all, some are shy and with others its a piece of cake

I would love this pack. I

I would love this pack. I have two daughters right now and they are less than thrilled with the whole monthly cycle thing. Thanks!

My only daughter is almost

My only daughter is almost 21, she doesn't like to talk about her period so I just buy her pads and leave them in her bathroom.

3 daughters here, ages

3 daughters here, ages 11-13-15. The "talk" was made for us :)
Thanks!

My 13 yr old daughter would

My 13 yr old daughter would love this, she started her period at 10 years old just like I did. She would really benefit from this.

great packaging very eye

great packaging
very eye catching

This is an AWESOME giveaway!

This is an AWESOME giveaway! My daughter just started her period for the first time!

Wow I would love to win this.

Wow I would love to win this. My daughter just started her period. She would love to try these products I am sure.

I would love this pack. I

I would love this pack. I have two daughters right now and they are less than thrilled with the whole monthly cycle thing. Thanks!

Thx 4 the info, daughter will

Thx 4 the info, daughter will be needing these.Love the tips.

Definitely not ready for that

Definitely not ready for that talk...jst like my mother was not prepared for me

We're definitely not prepared

We're definitely not prepared for our kids to hit the tween years!

This is good stuff! It can be

This is good stuff! It can be so hard to find a way to bring this sort of important stuff up in conversation. Even though I've talked to my 11 year old about it, I'm pretty sure I need to go ahead and bring it up with the 9 year old as well. This website seems like a great reference tool! Thanks!

OMG this website is awesome!

OMG this website is awesome! My daughter is probably going to get hers soon and this really stresses me out. Thank you Kotex!

This is great. My daughter

This is great. My daughter and I have been having some great conversations about her body changing and I was hoping there was something like this out there. I would love to win a pack for her.

We are right in the midst of

We are right in the midst of this with my 12-year old. I would love to win!

great tips! I wish I had

great tips! I wish I had this prepared when I got my first period

As a mom of a ten year old

As a mom of a ten year old girl, I totally relate to this article and have prepared two kits of Kotex tween products , dd loves the bright colored packaging for the princess in my life. Would love to have some more thanks for the chance!

Such great products that I

Such great products that I would love to share!

Good tips that I gave my

Good tips that I gave my daughter.

My daughter will soon be in

My daughter will soon be in need of these awesome products! I am nervous but she seems more ready than me!
@1sassimami27

These are the best! So

These are the best! So delighted that my tween will have these products to use during her period instead of the old fashioned kind I grew up with!!

Both my daughters love these

Both my daughters love these u pads they say the wings are better than other brands.

Kotex is a great brand. I

Kotex is a great brand. I love the wrapper colors, it makes it a little less embarrassing to a 12 year old then the big white wrapper pads.

my daughter was prepared to

my daughter was prepared to get her period but she didn't grasp that it would come every month - she was really mad when she found out that it is a recurring event.

This is a wonderful giveaway.

This is a wonderful giveaway.

Kotex is a terrific brand.

Kotex is a terrific brand. This would be great to win.

my daughter is almost 11 and

my daughter is almost 11 and we have had the talk about body changing/puberty-she already uses deodorant & training bras and she realizes she will be becoming a young woman soon enough. It would be great to try out these tween pads when the time comes!

I'm nervous about having the

I'm nervous about having the talk. Any info to help me out would be wonderful!

I'm terrified of having this

I'm terrified of having this discussion with my daughter. From what I understand I'm behind in schedule so any help would be appreciated. Thanks

I'm terrified of having this

I'm terrified of having this discussion with my daughter. From what I understand I'm behind in schedule so any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Glad to see moms and

Glad to see moms and daughters talking about periods and protection!

This would be a great start

This would be a great start for my tween! Thank you!

I love U by Kotex!

I love U by Kotex!

this is a great initiative

this is a great initiative

Would love to have this

Would love to have this product. Would be great for family. I have 4 girls and 2 granddaughters.

I have a 14 year old daughter

I have a 14 year old daughter and we have been dealing with period drama for a year now, it has NOT gotten any easier either....PLEASE help me! She's driving me crazy and she gets so mean :/

I am DREADING when Princess

I am DREADING when Princess Nagger will be starting 'the change' - but thankful that U by Kotex Tween has awesome products to help her out! ;)

We have had the body changes

We have had the body changes talk just keeping my fingers crossed that the actual event comes much later. Her friends are already have their friendly gift each month and she feels left out! If she only knew!!

I've gone through this once

I've gone through this once with the older girl. She was a swimmer, so we had to go with tampons from day 1.

I'll be having the convo with

I'll be having the convo with my daughter soon...thanks so much for the chance to win!

Thank you, just had the talk

Thank you, just had the talk with our gal, and this would be very nice to share with her.

oh I was looking for

oh I was looking for something just like this for my daughter thought it was time to start a carepackage for her in a purse incase the day happened at school like it did for me and I was terrified by uninformed she and I have talked but I thought it would such a great idea to put together a starter package instead of just throwing a lot of weird crazy not user friendly stuff like they did for us at school gives me the shudders thinking about it lol

Oh my daughter is 10 years

Oh my daughter is 10 years old and I'm dreading the conversation. When and how to have it...

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