Bausch + Lomb “Daily Talk Program”

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There are so many days when as a mom I feel challenged when trying to discuss things with my teenage daughter.  You know how it is. 

What did you do with your friends after school?  Answer: nothing.  Did you have fun?  Answer:  it was okay.  Did you make plans for the weekend?  Answer:  yeah. 

It’s not that she is hiding anything, it’s just that I have to pry it out of her some days!  That can make it tough to have a discussion rather than a “lecture” on certain topics. 

Like 93 percent of moms, according to the “The Daily Talk” survey, conducted amongst more than 800 moms in the U.S. with at least one child over the age of 10 by Bausch + Lomb and Mom Central, I have already had the “big” conversations with her about drugs, alcohol and smoking.  Although to be sure those probably were more one sided in our home than discussions or conversations per say.

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%). 

Nutrition is a big one in our home, and we discuss that a lot, but I probably fit very well into those last two categories.  Unlike most teenage girls, my daughter has shown no interest in makeup, and only just recently was curious about contact lenses.  Talking about the contacts and the repsonsibility of taking care of both the lenses and her eyes, wasn’t really difficult for me, as I have worn contacts for nearly 20 years now, but I had never thought to discuss it with her before now, probably because she had never brought the subject up.

How about you?  Are these things you discuss with your tweens and teens?  What sort of things do you discuss besides “the big ones”?

This past summer brought a number of occassions into my daughter’s life where she could see the benefit of wearing contacts; a trip to the amusement park, the water park, wet and rainy weather – all of them a little bit more enjoyable when you don’t need to wear glasses.  It was timely that Mom Central was having a Bausch + Lomb SofLens Daily Disposable Lenses test drive that she could be a part of to try and see if she liked contact lenses or not.  In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing more about her experience in getting and using these lenses.

I wrote this review while participating in a Test Drive by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Bausch + Lomb and received Soflens daily disposables to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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