I was on the swim team in high school, and that is the only time I have regularly used tampons. I just hate them (although after 2 babies I am sure they would fit differently). I remember my mom being a little freaked out that I knew how to use one and did not ask for help (I'm sure she meant verbal instructions though!)
I just got my period back after baby #2 and just like after baby #1 it's like being a 12 year old all over again. I leaked onto my jeans while at an amusement park play date (not noticeably thank goodness) and the other Mom I was with made fun of me for not using tampons. She made some comment about growing up and getting with the modern age or something.
: I was really surprised by the attitude.
I don't think it is my place to push any one type of product at my DD. I will just talk to her about the options and then help her get what ever she decides to try. It's her body. It's her choice about what to use/what works best for her.
Some parents need to back WAY off!