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Why building confidence is important for teenagers?
Confidence helps teenagers make safe, informed decisions. Confident teenagers can avoid people and
situations that aren’t necessarily right for them, and find those that are. If your child is confident, she’s also more likely to be assertive, positive, engaged, enthusiastic and persistent. Confident is really important, and there are plenty of ways to stay confident during puberty!
Why do girls lose self-confidence during puberty?
For girls, their first period is not just a body crisis, it’s a self confidence crisis. Studies have shown that once girls hit puberty, they start to have issues answering questions with confidence and passion. The phrases “I don’t know” and “I’m not sure” start to become prevalent as a response to simple questions like, “what do you care about?” and “what makes you angry?”
Researchers call this scary phenomenon “Loss of Voice.” It’s as if girls become disconnected from who they are. Divorced from their strongest thoughts and feelings, they exhibit low self-confidence and have trouble expressing opinions.
Here are some tips for building confidence and resilience in your child.
Look for the practical and positive things your child can do to build skills and increase her chances of success. Giving your child a clear strategy to improve her likelihood of success is a great way to help her understand exactly what she can do to achieve goals. For example, ‘Jane, if you want to be picked for the swimming team, you need to make sure you’re listening to the coach and practising between sessions’.
Give your child opportunities to try new things
When your child tries lots of different things, she’ll get to know what she’s good at and what she enjoys. She’ll also learn that most people do well at some things and not so well at others – and that’s fine. After all, we can’t all be Olympic athletes, gaming champions or musical geniuses.
Encourage your child to keep trying
If your child fails at something, help her understand that everyone makes mistakes. It’s OK if you can’t do something the first time you try. You could share some examples of times that you’ve failed, or have needed to keep trying at something.
Model confidence in your own ability
You can be a role model when it comes to confidence. For example, you could talk to your child about what you’re going to do to try to succeed at a task. If it doesn’t work out, you can model resilience by talking about what you’re going to try next time. You can also discuss things you’ve done that might have been scary or tough for you to do, showing your child that you’ve also been through times when you’ve needed confidence.
Encourage your child to act confident
Acting confident is the first step to feeling confident. So you could suggest to your child that she makes eye contact with others, is bold, does what she loves, tries not to focus on what she can’t do, and walks away from situations she knows aren’t good.
Practice social skills
If your child feels anxious in social situations, she might need some guidance from you. For example, body posture, smiling, connecting with others, showing interest in others’ activities and joining in conversations can help build confidence.
Praise your child’s efforts
If an exam, interview or game doesn’t work out the way your child hoped, try to praise your child for the effort she put into the activity, rather than the outcome. You could also suggest some ideas about what she could do differently next time.
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With the rise of free bleed period panties, we get this question all the time – Is it safe to sit in my blood all day? Most women know they need to change their napkin at least every 4 hours to lower their risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). But did you know it’s also important to change your sanitary pads regularly? While TSS is not a risk when using sanitary pads, the development of bacteria and other microorganisms is. Then there’s the issue of personal comfort, and the fact that menstrual blood, once outside the body, takes on an unpleasant odor. Below is a more in-depth look at the risks associated with prolonged use of a single pad, as well as how to prevent any problems. Most underwear are not designed to support a pad which makes blood spill and leak. Freeda Napkins always stay in place plus the absorbent cotton liner also is a leak guard back up to prevent stains.
Vaginal yeast infections (also known as fungal infections) can occur any time there’s excess moisture around the vaginal area. This can happen from something as simple as a woman wearing incorrect underwear, or to not drying off fully after bathing, or – you guessed it – from wearing a dampened sanitary pad for a long period of time.
The same way babies need to be changed to prevent diaper rash (a type of yeast infection), menstruating women need to change their pads frequently to prevent microbial cultivation. Every person body reacts different.
But yeast infections aren’t the only potential danger. A range of bacterial infections can develop by allowing the microbes in expelled menstrual blood to accumulate and grow. To prevent all types of infection, make sure you change your pad at least every four hours, even if there’s only a small amount of blood on it.
Freeda Napkins make you so comfortable, it feels as if it is not there. We remind everyone all the time – remember to change your pad. Though it is a great feeling that the sanitary pad feels comfortable, it is also very important to not sit in menstrual blood for so long. Even if an infection doesn’t occur, wearing a damp pad will likely cause some skin irritation. Itchy or reddened skin are typical signs of mild dermatological irritation, and – if ignored – can eventually lead to a more severe infections.
Additionally, when not disposed of in a timely manner, soiled sanitary pads will begin to stink. Like any organic matter, menstrual blood effectively ‘rots’ when outside the body, creating a strong and unpleasant odor. Even pads are only a little dampened will begin to smell after a little while.
So why do some women wear pads longer than they should ?
Some women don’t like to dispose of a pad that only has a little blood on it, either for financial or environmental reasons. If the high cost of sanitary pads is keeping you from changing them frequently, buy affordable napkin and the appropriate thickness according to your flow. Freeda is very economical it only cost you P19 for a pack. Use Freeda panty liners or thin pads on your lighter days, changing them more frequently.
It also helps to remember that treating an infection is far more costly than using a few extra pads.
When it comes to your health, don’t take the chance. Change your sanitary pads at least once every four hours to keep yourself safe from infection and discomfort. Your body deserves it.
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