Mummy says….We are very happy to be supporting the fantastic #TeenTalk with Boots UK again this year. This year Gabby Logan is the campaign ambassador and is joined by her daughter Lois. With two teens in our family (and an older daughter of 20), I know first hand just how important it is to have open communication with teens at what can be a very daunting time for them.
Celebrity mum Gabby Logan and her 12 year old daughter Lois, have joined together with Boots UK and trusted brands including Always, Tampax and Venus for the second year of the #TeenTalk campaign, which provides parents with much needed tips and tools to have the #TeenTalk with confidence.
Puberty can be as difficult a time for parents as it is for the teen, and recent research from Boots UK and P&G shows just how challenging this time 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
#TeenTalk ambassador Gabby Logan is mum to twins and explains, “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. But as every parent knows, you desperately want to give your children all the guidance, help and support they need and being able to communicate effectively with your teens is crucial to this. 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”.
I completely agree with this, communication is key to supporting your teen and letting them know you are always there to listen. Sometimes, listening is enough but it is important to have insights and tips to hand too.
Sarah Newton, #TeenTalk campaign expert with over 14 years’ experience in working with teens has contibuted to an exclusive fantastic booklet which you can pick up in Boots stores FREE with the purchase of any Venus, Always and Tampax products.
To help teens to try different products, Boots will be running great value promotions too. You will also receive a free toiletry bag with each purchase,* a great way to help your teen daughter feel prepared with all the sanitary products she might need.
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.
*When you spend £8 on Aussie, Venus, Always, Tampax in store or online. Research was conducted by OnePoll amongst 1,000 UK teenagers aged 13-18, as well as their parents in February, 2016.
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