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By Ali Madison, Marketing Communications Manager at Trios Health
Mother of two
B.P. (Before Parenthood) I could foresee being a bit of a mess
when it came to talking to my child about hygiene, and I used to
think about it only in terms of stinky feet and body odor. An
awkward conversation with an awkward pre-teen. Say the right words
so as not to hurt their self-esteem. Reiterate that it's something
"very normal" that "everyone faces," and yada yada. Isn't it
amazing what becoming a parent does to change your preconceived
notions about things? This doesn't have to be hard…at least, not as
hard as we might think.
It turns out that they start out small, and it's very easy to
have conversations like "make sure to wash under your arms and your
bum" as a starting point. It's not a big deal, it's just what we
have to do. Making something part of everyday life when they're
little helps pave the way for when they're a little older and
there's more to discuss.
Relax. Be honest and compassionate. And model the behavior you
want from your children. Mix that with a little mother's intuition
about what's right for your child, and you'll be on the road to
success no matter what the topic of conversation.
This installment marks the last in the year-long TherMOMeter
series. It's been a pleasure and an educational experience hearing
a variety of perspectives on many different subjects we'll all face
as moms, if we haven't already. And while that long-sought-after
parenting manual remains elusive, we'll have to rely on nurture,
nature, and each other to help us know what to do. And even then we
might not get it right the first time. Or the fifth. But one
thing's for sure, there are a lot of wonderful moms out there
trying their best and coming up with brilliant approaches to
everyday issues along the way.
We can all learn from each other, and I appreciate our team of
moms so much for stepping forward to share and help. Best wishes to
you all, and to the precious and lucky people who call you MOM.
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