Middle school can be brutal! Hormones, anxiety, teasing, all the teen drama and so much more fills our kids with so many emotions throughout these years. Unfortunately, we as parents can’t be there every step of the way to help them along each obstacle. Our middle child is 10 and started 5th grade this year. She has started the very well-known “sassy” years and she dramatizes everything by 100. Her biggest fear is that she or one of her friends will start their period during the middle of school and be made fun of by others. Periods have cause embarrassment, anxiety and decreased self-confidence for ages. Sadly, the monthly period is not something that can be planned to the exact day and time in order to prepare. She decided she wanted to do something to help ease that time of the month and take the anxiety away from the unknowing timing of their first period. She is starting to make discreet “teen period bags” for all the girls at her school. Each girl will be given a “Flo Bag” to keep in their backpack, purse or locker so that it’s easy to grab and go when the moment comes and will help save the embarrassment of everyone seeing or know what happened. Having a “Flo Bag” will allow the girls to know they are prepared and feel better about the coming changes. Her hope is that her bag will help keep the girls confident and positive about the changes with their bodies. She is hoping to raise enough eventually to be able to make bags for all the surrounding schools as well, and eventually all over our state of Texas and further.
About the Bags-
Each discreet bag is filled with “that time of the month” necessities to easily grab and go.
- 1 Sandwich size Ziploc bag
- 2 teen pads
- 2 panty liners
- 2 regular sized tampons
- 1 travel sized anti-bacterial hand gel
- 1 small package of wipes
- 1 travel size lotion.
- A business card sized note to give a teacher to be excused if needed to go to the nurse.
We’ve started using our Ipsy bags we’ve collected over the last year, but need more bags! We are hoping to find others to donate money to purchase bags and supplies.
Girls have enough to worry about during these days of their lives! Help Kennedy help other girls with her “Flo Bags” so that they have one less thing to think about! Donations can be send via paypal to paypal.me/HeartsofBeauty .