Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Church and Dwight. I am a 2017 Church and Dwight Ambassador. As always, opinions are all mine.
No matter how old your kids get, you’ll never stop being their mom. So naturally, when that bittersweet milestone finally becomes a reality (yes, I’m talking about college or university) you’ll sleep better at night knowing that you’ve equipped them with the tools and the learnings they need to succeed.
Who’s kidding whom? They likely don’t want our advice so keep it short and sweet.
They can’t get a date without clean clothing!
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.
Don’t forget to talk about being 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 percent) of post-secondary students across the country had a sexual encounter within the past year. Furthermore, 72 percent of students engaged in intercourse during their last sexual encounter, yet only about half (51 percent) reported using a condom. It’s worrying to find out that not everyone is practicing safe sex, as we all know that this is best to prevent STD’s. If someone chooses against using condoms, they are ultimately putting their health at risk. STD rates continue to rise across the nation – in fact, 2017 was a record year for new cases of STDs in El Paso, for example – and the only way of stopping them is through practising safe sex. If kids are not taking in this information and they have become sexually active, a trip to a professional santa fe health clinic with their parents, for instance, may be a good idea to get a definitive answer as to whether they have an infection or not, as well as general advice. This is a serious topic of conversation that parents need to have with their kids, just so they are informed on the importance of safe sex.
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.
Sometimes, kids know best!
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!
Know of someone heading off to college/university this Fall? Help make sure they’re equipped with this student care package giveaway.
*Batiste is sold in over 50 countries
One lucky winner will win:
- 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
Winner will have 24 hours to respond to winning email before a new winner is chosen. Six Time Mommy not responsbile for prize fulfilment.