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What is BeingGirl.com?

| April 23, 2014 | 14 Comments

Last month, I wrote about Getting the Puberty Conversation Started with Your Daughter and shared some tips on how to open the line of communication with your teenager, and where to obtain additional information by visiting Always changing website sponsored by P&G, the experts in feminine care with Always & Tampax.  For this article, I will be talking about a website just for girls, BeingGirl.com.

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When I was a girl back in the early 80’s, I didn’t have many resources to help answer questions about periods, relationships, make-up, and more. We had a few classes on puberty with my teacher in 6th grade and a few more in gym classes when I was in middle and high school. There were some books on the subject, but they were more intended for parents. Of course, I talked it out with my friends, but some answers looked more like myths and some of them had no clue either. And yes, I did turn to my mother for her feedback and knowledge, but sometimes I just wanted to find out more on puberty. The era before the internet and home computers!

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Nowadays, girls are lucky to be able to also search the net to find answers on puberty, but they need to find reliable sites to help them. BeingGirl.com is one of them! I was totally amazed on all the information that is available to them and wish I had heard of the site when my daughter was looking for additional answers on puberty. Girls can read compelling articles on periods, emotional well being, fitness and nutrition, self esteem, beauty and fashion, dating, relationships, and more! There is even a section on asking an expert a question and it will be answered on the site, videos to view, and games to play. This site is only dedicated to them, to being a girl!

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Your daughter can register for free and get all-access pass to all things BeingGirl, including:

  • Guides and newsletters to help them navigate all things BeingGirl
  • A chance to ask your their questions to the BeingGirl Experts
  • The ability to respond to what other girls say about the articles
  • Fabulous Freebies from some of their partner brands
  • Take part in amazing monthly Sweepstakes

BeingGirl.com is also available to 32 countries, so girls all over the world can find answers on puberty in their main mother tongue. They can also check out their Facebook page!

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I found this video on the BeingGirl website on “Talking to your mom about puberty” and wanted to share it with you:

We all know it’s not necessarily easy to open up the line of communication about puberty with our daughters. Some might stop talking when you bring up the subject, while others would rather chat with their friends about it. Ideally, finding that perfect time where the two of you are receptive, like at bedtime or after spending a daughter and mother day shopping or visiting a museum, are special moments to look for to have one of many “talks” on being a girl. A perfect time to mention she can find more answers to any questions she might have on a site just for her, BeingGirl.com. She might be more lenient to have a look and discuss what she read with you after, and get the conversation started…..

Were you comfortable talking to your mother about puberty?

Please share your comments below.

 

Although this post has been generously sponsored by Always, the opinions and language are all my own, and in no way do they reflect Always.

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Category: Family, Mother-Daughter, Reviews, Website

About the Author ()

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.

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  1. Brenda A says:

    Puberty was the most horrific time in my life. I was ashamed and embarrassed because nobody talked about what was going on. I still have hard feelings with my mother over this. I will never allow this to happen with my own girls. From day one all of life’s changes are discussed in normal, healthy ways, not stored up for one big moment of reveal.

    Though not specifically puberty related, one site that I adore is
    http://www.amightygirl.com/

  2. D says:

    Great resource to know about. Thanks!

  3. Janet says:

    Cool. I think it’d be nice to have something similar to this for boys, too. Even though a lot of teen boys try hard to look cool and invulnerable, I bet many of them have questions–best answered by a reliable source!

  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    when I was in puberty these things weren’t discussed – my twin sister and I did at least get a book to go through but that was it. We learnt more from other girls and in biology class (we were lucky we had a super teacher who was great with discussions etc).

  5. I love that they have made this available in so many countries/languages – a great resource for girls all around the world

  6. paula schuck says:

    I love that there are so many resources for girls now. My kids would benefit from this one.

  7. Paula huie says:

    Nope! My mom didn’t talk about it. At all. Told me to figure it out before she passed out.

  8. Randa says:

    What a fabulous resource for girls of all ages 🙂 It’s not always easy to open up these lines of communications, but this would help a lot.

  9. Lian Wright says:

    I loved this post! No, it is mot easy talking to your child about puberty,but it has to be done! My take on this issue is that if your child is going to learn about what’s to come in this life, it should first come from a parent. I also let my eldest, who’s at this stage in her life, know that she can come and talk about anything she wants to, and I let her know that she should not be embarrassed by this part of growing up.

  10. Sandy says:

    I’m way past puberty, but I love the Being Girl site. It’s full of great info for young ladies. My mum was great at letting me know about puberty and related issues, but I sure wish I had a site to refer to back then like Being Girl. I think I learned much about this subject from the book “Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret”. LOL

  11. Brandy says:

    I was actually pretty lucky in that my mom was pretty straight forward with us on topics like this. But I mostly learned about puberty from a few health classes I took and health experts that were brought in to our school.

  12. I’m dying laughing over Sandy’s comment. We read “Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret” too…lol. This is a wonderful resource and a great way to start a dialogue! But thank goodness, I’ve got a few years to go.

  13. DawnTrudeau says:

    Wonderful post Lyne! My little one hasn’t reached puberty yet (thank goodness) but I am glad to know there are resources out there for moms like myself who have no idea where to start with a girl after 3 boys!! I was so shy to even ask my mom and I want my daughter to have totally open communication for any questions regardless what the topic 😀

  14. Leonor says:

    Hi there! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give
    a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your posts.
    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same subjects?
    Thanks a ton!

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