Each year thousands of young girls mature yet are not prepared for their monthly menstrual cycle when it arrives. Moms take it for granted when the event occurs, it will take place at home or will happen discreetly. Yet, many end up with soiled clothing or are embarrassed to such an extent they become the target of bullying or endless teasing. There are some teasing causing incidents that can be prevented if parents would just take a few minutes and think. We have traveled through periods of ‘growing pains.’ Some took more trials and tribulations than others, but most of us understand what it takes to get through those young years. Some forethought can ease the burden for our children. Placing yourself in your child’s position if only for a minute can help eliminate some of the disasters from occurring.
As a woman, we all know what our daughters will go through one day. We all understand the importance of being prepared. Making sure she is fresh and always prepared for little accidents on a daily basis is imperative for a female. Not only does it make you feel good, it’s vital in that walk through life when garnering relationships with other females and when bonding with the opposite sex.
When our daughters begin to mature, it’s time to prepare a ‘Vanity Kit.’ for her to carry in her purse or backpack daily. As they say in the advertising world: “She should never leave home without it.” A few items of importance must always be included in her vanity kit. Some items are those you will find necessary and important on your own and add as realize the value of the kit. However the items listed below are imperative for all young girls and she should never leave home without them.
The brand does not matter. It’s a matter of choice. Even the size is based on individual preference. However, it’s vital that at least one pad is always in this kit. Employers have finally begun to understand the importance of making sure their female employees have feminine pads available at all times. To accommodate their female employees, management in larger companies are investing in this item to assure staff members never worry about this sensitive issue while on the job. Some females are very aware of the time of this occurrence and have an uncanny ability to sense when it will arrive. However, more than not, there are those who almost always find themselves having to leave work or rush out when the incident arrives. However, school is another problem entirely. Your daughter does not have the freedom to rush out of school when she finds herself experiencing an unannounced arrival. And by no means do you want her to have everyone knowing when the episode occurs. Much too often this can happen creating embarrassment for everyone involved. In order to avoid unnecessary time away from school or embarrassing episodes, make sure she has everything needed in her vanity kit and is always prepared.
Today, sanitary wipes are available everywhere, in every size and in convenient packages. You can purchase them for little to nothing and with back-to-school bargains beginning, many more types will be available. Your daughter will need the wipes for everything from lipstick smudges to other needs and believe me when will go through them as if they are a dime a dozen. Even more important however is the fact that she will need them for sanitary purposes too private to discuss here. (Mom, you and your daughter can discuss when she will need to use these. Just make sure she has a good supply available and doesn’t leave home without them.)
Your pre-teen or teenage daughter really does not need anything stronger than baby powder dusted on after taking her shower. Nothing else makes her feel and smell better. In fact, most female’s young and old swear by “Johnson’s Baby Powder.” After taking a shower, dusting a small amount of Johnson’s over her body will make her feel as if she has skin as soft as a new born baby. The fragrance is so soft and delicate she will feel as if she is walking outdoors after an early morning spring shower. Make sure she always has baby powder in her vanity kit.
A good moisturizing lotion is vital for growing bodies and young skin. Make sure your daughter always has a very good moisturizing lotion in her kit. Be extra careful to get one that is comparable with her skin type. If she has acne, she will need to use a lotion designed especially for individuals with oily skin. However, if she has dry skin, purchase one especially for individuals with ‘dry’ skin. If you’re unsure about her skin type, you can test it by simply looking at her skin during the day. If it appears to glisten or looks oily, she has oily skin. You can also perform a test by moving your fingers across her face during the middle of the day in the summer. However, if you’re still not sure, read the article “How.” There are numerous ways to determine an individual’s skin type.
Age Appropriate Perfume
It’s a biological fact; Young girls always want to be grown before their time. They want to be like mommy so early, they begin wearing our clothing as soon as they can walk. If you don’t believe so, just watch them as they dress up in your clothes and shoes even before they can walk. And those little eyes glisten when they see jewelry. They are adorable! So, as soon as possible, begin preparing them for their teen years by placing age appropriate colognes in their vanity kits. Do your research however. There are many available. The ones designed for younger females should be mild and fresh with delicate fragrances. They should make her smell like the young girl she is; like fresh flowers of spring or like the fresh fragrance of the morning air. Some even give them a fragrance of fruit making them smell simply luscious. The most important thing to consider when purchasing a cologne for your teen is to make sure it is not something that makes her smell like a woman of the night, but like a young innocent pre-teen or teenager.