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Training Bra - How To Talk To A Tween For The First Time
Training Bra. It’s
a moment that almost every parent of a tween dreads – navigating
about training bras.
As adolescent hormones start to kick in, tweens can be especially
emotional and sensitive.
How do you talk to
your tween without bringing on a complete melt-down? In the spirit of
dodging a difficult scene, we’ve pulled together five easy tips for
a smooth stress-free conversation.
Training Bra Basics - How To Make It Fun
Pick the right time. While
you’re rushing out the door on the school run or in the middle of
making dinner is not the right time for an important conversation
about training / tween bras.
The same goes for while they are in the
middle of homework or getting ready to go out with their friends.
Timing is everything, especially
when it comes to tweens and teens who tend to be sensitive about
The best time? Wait for a moment
when neither of
distracted or busy with anything else.
If finding the time is hard, let them
know that you would like to talk to them. Set aside a convenient
time when you can both sit down together in a quiet place that is
free from distractions or
Share your story. Given
that the idea of wearing a bra is probably completely new to them, it
is not uncommon for
feel nervous or overwhelmed.
Often, the easiest way to diffuse an
emotional situation is by sharing your experiences
- what was your first bra like, how you felt, the challenges you
and how you handled them. Keep the conversation light, simple and
Whether your story is funny or embarrassing, your tween
will appreciate that you shared your first bra experience with them.
Did You Know?
Tween and teen bras come in a rainbow of colors. From bright and bold to cool and classic, popular training bra favorites include rocket red, baby blue, apple green, hot pink, sunshine yellow, and of course the basics - white and black.
Make it private. Tweens
and teens alike are
usually quite protective of their privacy, especially
when it comes to their bodies. With this in mind, ensure that any conversations are private.
bras are a
sensitive topic, so it is a good idea to shoo
any siblings or
other adults out of the room and have a chat when it’s just the
two of you.
For most adults, it may not be a big deal to discuss bras and lingerie in front of others, but tweens often feel
the opposite way – even if they do not express it.
Better to wait
for the right time - when you can be alone and
the conversation will flow easier.
Make it positive. A
compliment is a
the conversation, and telling a
tween how special they
are and letting
know that you’re proud of the
person they are becoming sets the
stage for an easy chat
will put them
in a happy and relaxed frame of mind.
into the suggestion
about getting a training bra, and finish with another positive
comment. The conversation
will tend to be better received if it’s
sandwiched between praise and words
love to shop and will be more
to look forward to
the idea of wearing
a training bra if it starts
with a fun
A great way to break
the ice is to
a trip to the mall together to
go shopping for tween bras,
a special lunch or dessert at their favorite spot to celebrate
the occasion. Let
their best friend along if
it makes them more comfortable.
shopping in person at the mall or
other bricks and mortar stores
is not possible, then take a look at
bras that are
available online. This
is a great way to see how styles they are interested in look and fit,
and to check out the customer reviews.
Depending on how quickly they develop, girls typically start in small, medium or large sizes, and eventually move into standard
bra sizes with an AA, A, B, C, D, DD+ cup.