POSTED BY Stacy DeBroff AT 10:05 AM
We recently partnered with Bausch + Lomb to understand how Moms feel about having "The Big Talk" with their teen. Our findings? The majority of Moms surveyed feel well-prepared to talk to their teens about tough topics such as drugs, smoking and alcohol but agreed the daily chats about nutrition, make-up or contact lenses prove tougher to navigate:
“The Daily Talk” survey, conducted amongst more than 800 moms in the U.S. with at least one child over the age of 10, showed that 93 percent of moms have already had the “big” conversations with their child about drugs, alcohol and smoking and that 63 percent felt well-prepared to discuss these topics. On the other hand, the survey showed that it’s the day-to-day conversations about issues related to nutrition, use of contact lenses and makeup that were hardest to navigate. Overall, moms felt least prepared to talk to their children about makeup (33%) or to talk with a child who wants to forego glasses for contact lenses (21%).
“We find it interesting that moms feel stymied when it comes to discussing those issues that are more closely linked to a child’s self confidence. Wearing makeup and contact lenses are associated with a child’s desire to look better and not as closely linked to safety as some of the’big talks’. These topics can however, help a child to address issues related to self-confidence and even academic performance,” said Stacy DeBroff, CEO and Founder of Mom Central Consulting. “Speaking with an outside party, such as a doctor can help to provide answers while also giving your child another impartial, but credible source of information.”