#PeriodTalk Back to School
A guest post by our Irish friend, Samantha Kelly
The sun is shining and all the rain has stopped! This can only mean one thing! Yes the schools are back! After a rainy summer here in Ireland, stuck indoors my 13 year old Daughter went off to Secondary School to start her journey into the world of Teenage Dreams, peer pressure and Boys!!
Aarrgh! I can’t believe She is going to secondary school already! I remember her asking me could she get a puppy when she was five and spending hours and hours throwing the ball for our dog Candy. The dog is lucky if she gets acknowledged when she stomps in the door with her overweight schoolbag now! (Why do they make books so heavy anyway)?
Ah but one of the best things about going back to school is the fact that she has a bit more knowledge of periods and is always prepared with her ‘Secret Casket’ in her schoolbag. Of course, because She is the daughter of Funky Goddess, her friends know that she always has a supply of pads readily available, so she tends to pack a few extra these days, due to girls approaching her in case of emergency. She says she likes this as she feels like she is helpful to her peers. This isn’t a bad quality to have at all and I am so proud of her for it. (could be worse, she could be the go to person for much nastier reasons)!
So for me, seeing my Daughter put the little bit of eye shadow on her eyes and spend 10 minutes extra in front of the mirror before heading out the door to school was a little difference I noticed straight away. Also, when she finished her first day, I happened to be passing by (honest, I just happened to be at the shop), when she got off the bus and was walking home with her friends. I stopped and asked did she want a lift….lol how silly was I?!!
‘Er…no thanks, I’ll walk’ was the reply! Oh dear, I was ruining her street cred already! Lol so there are lots of changes happening already since school went back!
Because of all the changes and challenges facing Girls and Parents at back to school time, We are taking part in the wonderful #periodtalk hashtag on September 14th at 7pm (GMT) so if you are on twitter please come along and join us!! We will share experiences and my own Daughter @funkygoddessgrl will be sharing her thoughts also!! So please do come along, here are the details http://you-are-loved.org/tweet-chats/
#periodtalk was started by @bepreparedperiod and @youARElovedTSS which is a charity that promotes awareness of TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome) Check them out here http://you-are-loved.org/ and http://www.bepreparedperiod.com/ See you on the 14th!!!
Samantha Kelly aka Funky Goddess is a mum of two girls who saw a gap in the market when her own daughter was approaching the milestone of her first period. Having done some research, she came across You ARE Loved and was so impressed she decided to support this wonderful charity and help raise awareness of TSS.
Don’t forget to check out and enter to win Samantha’s generous giveaway a Welcome to Womanhood Gift Box! Winner will be announced Friday (September 14th)!
Posted by The Be Prepared Period Team
Monday, September 10th, 2012
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