I’m the mom of an adorable but sassy seven year old. She’s a really good kid. She does great in school. The staff in the after school program tell me she is the most polite, easy going kid in the program. I guess she saves all the sass for me and her dad. And every time pulls out the sass I silently wonder how the teenage years are going to go. But yikes I don’t want to think that far ahead! Sassy or not she’s still my baby! The truth is no matter how old your kids get, they will never stop being your “baby”. And, of course, you always want whats best for them. Before you know it your baby will be all grown up and ready to venture out to college or university.
When that big day does arrive you will want to send them off with the tools they need to succeed. Of course there are a million lessons and skills you’ve probably already instilled in them by that time because you are rocking this parenting thing! But just in case you’ve missed anything Church & Dwight have you covered with a few helpful hints and some awesome products to help!
Keep it Clean!
Stain removers, sorting and scooping are not for students. Let’s face it. They’re just looking for an easy solution to the challenge ahead – no clean socks or underwear and they’ve got a date in a few hours. Send them off to school with a container of the new Arm & Hammer™ Plus OxiClean™ 3-In-1 Power Paks. This all-in-one detergent tackles tough stains, doesn’t require any measuring or scooping and is student-budget friendly. If you’re lucky, it may also mean you’re not greeted with a load of dirty laundry every time your kid comes home to visit.
Tip: Don’t be surprised when you receive a call or text saying, “Mom, how do I sort my laundry?” Or “Where do I find the washing instructions?” To help make laundry easier (and prevent shrinking t-shirts and colour bleed disasters at the same time!), educate them on the proper laundry symbols. In fact, you can download a fun laundry symbols postcard from Arm & Hammer Laundry here that lists the most common symbols and what they mean.
Keep it Safe!
One of the biggest challenges as a parent, is how to talk to your kids about safe sex. While it can be uncomfortable, it’s a necessary conversation and part of life! The harsh reality is that kids are having sex, yet not properly protecting themselves. In fact, a study found that almost two-thirds (64 per cent) of post-secondary students across the country had a sexual encounter within the past year. Furthermore, 72 per cent of students engaged in intercourse during their last sexual encounter, yet only about half (51 per cent) reported using a condom.
Tip: If you have a child heading off to school, buy condoms for them and pack them in their suitcase. Trojan™ condoms are the number one condom choice of Canadians for protection.
Keep it Fresh!
Just because you’re the one who’s prepping the kids for back-to-school, doesn’t mean they can’t teach you a cool thing or two – beauty hacks are no exception! One must-have item that’s as just as popular amongst moms as with students is Batiste Dry Shampoo. It is the world’s #1 dry shampoo* for a reason – it instantly refreshes your hair between washes, no water required. It works by absorbing excess oil from the roots leaving hair looking clean and fresh. So, whether you’re running late or just looking for an instant refresh, new Batiste Dry Shampoo Heavenly Volume is a saving grace as it has the additional benefit of transforming hair with gorgeous, touchable volume and bounce. This is one item you won’t forget anytime you’re in a pinch and who knows, you might even find yourself sneaking into her bag to borrow some when you’re out!
Is your “baby” heading off to college/university this fall? Then I’ve got a great giveaway for you! One lucky reader is going to win this Church & Dwight student care package giveaway. Don’t worry, nobody is going to know if you keep it all for yourself! The package includes:
- OxiClean Colour Shield Laundry Stain Remover
- Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Power Paks in Fresh Scent
- Trojan XOXO Condoms and Bareskin Lubricated Condoms
- Batiste Dry Shampoo Heavenly Volume
Approximate. retail value $75. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) age 18 and over. Enter using the form below. Good luck!
This is a sponsored post but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.