Tuesday, August 18, 2020

How To Make Periods Less Embarrassing For Teens

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Look, teenagers can be tricky: their moods change in a snap, so you never know when it's a good time to speak in their presence. I knew I would have to speak to my daughter Natalie about her period. I made sure to make it seem like it's completely normal--because it is. Lucky for me, Natalie wasn't ever ashamed, and I believe it's because I never made her feel like it was. She tells me some of her friends are embarrassed to talk about periods and if you bring out a pad, they turn bright red.




I think because I've been so open, my daughter doesn't mind letting me know when she needs period supplies. Walmart has the NEW U by Kotex® Teen Pads, which work perfectly for her, plus many
other options like U by Kotex® Teen Overnight Pads and U by Kotex® Click® Tampons.






You can find them in the feminine hygiene aisle.






If you're wanting to raise your daughter to not feel embarrassed about her period, I have tips!



1. Make periods seem normal--because they ARE. Don't make girls feel like it's something to be ashamed of. I bought Natalie U by Kotex® Teen pads, plus the U by Kotex® Teen Overnight pads. With the U by Kotex® Teen Overnight pads, I'm impressed that they are the only uniquely sized pad for teens in market*. They are designed to be used overnight, and have worked well for Natalie. I think it's fabulous that the U by Kotex® Teen pads are uniquely designed for teens--they were made with them in mind. It's probably why Natalie has always been comfortable using these. While some pads can be bulky and uncomfortable, these are not.



2. Be open and make it clear that you're around for any questions. I always told my daughter I was here for ANY question she might have. I know when she first started her period that she was worried how pads would feel. But the U by Kotex® Teen pads have kept her dry, because they are uniquely sized for teens. They are more absorbent to help protect teens from leaks.* (*vs. U by Kotex® Cleanwear® Regular Ultra-Thin Pads)



3. Tell them about their different choices: pads or tampons. Natalie also wears tampons and is a fan of U by Kotex® Click® Tampons. She uses these when she wants to swim and has to dance. She loves that they are compact and that they are comfortable. She's had to dance with these and says she didn't feel uneasy once.





4. Explain that the pads or tampons don't need to be hidden. My daughter openly brings hers. She has the U by Kotex® Teen Pads ready to pass out. She also has the U by Kotex® Click® Tampons available and has no shame asking, "Does anyone need a pad or tampon?"







5. Share your Period Stories! I told my daughter that time I actually had a stain on my pants in middle school and wasn't aware until someone pointed it out. With the U by Kotex® Teen pads , Natalie shouldn't have to worry about any accidents. I love that U by Kotex® Teen is all about empowering women and wants to help free her from worry. I wish this line were around when I was a teenager.





So remember: periods are nothing to be ashamed about. They're normal. And thanks to U by Kotex® Teen pads, teenagers won't have to be uneasy. Shop Walmart for U by Kotex® products, and get $2 back when you purchase U by Kotex® Teen pads or U by Kotex® Click Tampons.







Because basically? Women rock and I'm so glad my teen knows it. With U she can.

(*based on dimensions of Teen variant vs. regular absorbency pad)





23 comments:

  1. This is a little touchy because I am very open about these things but my daughter is no so verbal. These pads seem perfect for younger women and girls.

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  2. Thank you so much for this. I'll start dealing with this in about 7 or so years and I dread it. I appreciate the tips!

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  3. I love the bright colors of these packages. These are products that even I would buy as they are so cheerful

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  4. I wish these had been around when my daughter was a little younger. But, I agree, it's so important to make periods "normal" and not something to be ashamed of.

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  5. I have a box in the bathroom with pads and tampons just the generic brands now aas all my girls have grown and do not live at home but they all know they are there if needed

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  6. This is such a great post - I think if you make it seem like something normal and OK it will something your teen takes with them through life.

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  7. This post is really informative. I wish these were around when I was younger.

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  8. I am still looking for a perfect pad for my daughter. What is perfect for me, it's not perfect for her I don't know why. I will try your suggestion!

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  9. One of the best things I did for my girls was to make them feel good about having periods and growing up. This post will help a lot of girls feel better about themselves.

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  10. I don't have a girl teen yet but I wish that this product is still available when she is going to have her period.

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  11. This is great. I'm pretty sure my daughter is a lot less embarrassed by these things than I was! I also had a middle school leak - agh! I will need to try those tampons for her.

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  12. Thank you so much for this. My daughter is getting close to this age so I need all of the tips I can get :)

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  13. I know my daughters are far from this stage, but I am SO going to follow in your footsteps!

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  14. I can definitely relate to this. It is nice that these products are available!

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  15. This is a great brand! Oh I wish they are as open here when I was a teen.

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  16. The NEW U by Kotex® Teen Pads is really helpful for teens. This will make them more comfortable.

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  17. This is a bit crazy for me, here in Italy we don’t have this stigma around period but I’m glad you helped your daughter feeling more comfortable

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  18. I hate how, in some places and cultures, period is a taboo topic. It shouldn’t be!

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  19. I know how I felt when I first started, it was embarrassing. Of course I was one of the first in my class to start also. This is so great for those with teenage girls, it's a natural thing.

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  20. These are great tips! I have a tween so we are discussing this now, glad to come across this post!!

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  21. Laundry

    I think every girls or maybe just most of the girls have their own stained pants or skirts stories once in their lives. It's completely normal.

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  22. These are awesome tips. We dont have this kind of pads here in Philippines but this pads looks so comfy.

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