Ok, so I’m not quite at the puberty stage with the boys, but it will happen one day. Am I prepared for that? Personally, I’m sure I’ll be fine giving the #TeenTalk. I come from quite an open family and have always been able to talk to my mum about anything.
I’d hope that my boys would be comfortable talking to me about things that may be a little embarrassing as they grow up. But understandably some things are difficult to discuss with parents. Even more so with girls.
Recent research from Boots UK and P&G reveals just how challenging this this life-stage can be:
- *33% of parents wish they could talk more openly with their teen
- *68% of parents find it difficult to approach puberty topics with their teen, so much so that a quarter avoid the #TeenTalk completely
- *1 in 5 parents are unsure about how to start the puberty conversation
In the hope of improving confidence around this topic, campaign ambassador Gabby Logan and her daughter Lois joined a panel of real parents and daughters to take part in the #TeenTalk experiment.
““ As a mother of twin 12 year olds, I understand the challenges of communicating with tweens all too well! They suddenly go from wanting to tell parents everything, to one word answers. What I love about the #TeenTalk campaign is that it helps to give parents the confidence to start and maintain a strong, open and honest conversation with their child through puberty and beyond”.
Sarah Newton, #TeenTalk campaign expert with over 14 years’ experience in working with teens has provided helpful insight on topics like the ‘teenage brain’ as well as tips on how to have ‘the talk’ in a helpful #TeenTalk guide. The guide is available for free from the until the 6th June, with the purchase of any Venus, Always and Tampax products exclusively at Boots. To help parents and teens trial the different products that might be right for them, Boots will be running great value promotions on these P&G trusted products. Shoppers will also receive a free toiletry bag with each purchase.*
The #TeenTalk campaign runs from the 10 May – 6 June 2017 in Boots stores nationwide and boots.com. For more tips and advice on #TeenTalk and product information go to http://www.boots.com/teentalk.
The team at P&G have kindly offered Lamb & Bear readers the chance to win some of their amazing products from the campaign. You can enter via the form below.
*When you spend £8 on Aussie, Venus, Always, Tampax in store or online.