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Mother and Daughter: “The Puberty Talk”

| March 19, 2014 | 10 Comments

The Ottawa Mommy Club is very excited to inform you that we have partnered with Always and Tampax!

P&G Being Girl Event August 2013

In August 2013, Always and Tampax held an interactive retreat where they invited young girls and their mothers to come and learn about ‘having the talk’ about puberty hosted by Kathy Buckworth and Melinda Shankar of Degrassi: The Next Generation. The event was a great success, and they were able to gather some excellent insights that can support both moms and daughters as they go through this exciting time together.

For the next twelve months, we will write resourceful articles about Mother and Daughter: ” The Puberty Talk” to give you the tools to make these conversations fun and engaging for both of you. We hope that you will also take part in the tween/teen discussions by commenting your own experiences as a girl and/or with your daughter(s).

We created a category under Family, Mother-Daughter, for a quick reference to the articles and also a Pinterest Board that you can follow! You might also want to check out these two sites, one dedicated to mothers and the other to girls for insightful articles on puberty.

Stay tuned, the first article will be up last week of March!

Happy Mother and Daughter talks!

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Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 16 year old son and a 20 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She is also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award. Author's website.

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  1. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I would’ve loved the puberty talk if we were on a retreat lol.

  2. Brenda A says:

    I look forward to this series, but am confused by the singular use of the term “the talk”. It is never just one conversation. It does (truly SHOULD) not happen just before the onset of puberty. Puberty, along with many other topics surrounding growing up, begin on day one for us.

    • Lyne Proulx says:

      You are correct Brenda- it’s more than just one talk that’s why there will be 12 articles coming up on the site. This is more their “slogan” to start the conversation.

  3. This will be helpful for a lot of moms. My girls are older now, but I wish I had some of these resources when they hit that age!

  4. Tara says:

    I think that being open with your kids is so important, even if the topics can sometimes make us uncomforable. I look forward to reading your upcoming posts!

  5. Jenn says:

    What a great way to encourage mothers to talk to their daughters. My DD is only 2 right now, but I already dread telling her. I’m a very medical type person. I know the proper names for the body and its functions. I’m afraid I won’t be able to give her the kind of talk she needs!! I would love to attend a retreat like this

  6. Can’t wait to hear the tips and tricks for the talk. I have boys but I would guess it can be useful for boys and girls.

  7. Monica says:

    This will be very helpful to many moms, wish it had been around when I had “the talk” with my daughter. I did my best but there were no resources such as this available, kudos to Always and Tampax for helping to make this milestone a little easier for everyone.

  8. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I remember being really young approximately 8-10 when my mother gave me the start of the talk. She started that young because I had walked in on her and I thought she was bleeding to death.

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