Category: Puberty

Signs your daughter is grieving her life before her period
It is very normal to feel a sense of loss and mourning with any big life changes we have. Think about your own life experiences when you've felt that sense of loss and grief.  Moving into motherhood is often a time women feel that sense of loss from their carefree childless selves, as do many women as they cross into menopause - ...
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celebrate her first period
13 ways to celebrate your daughters first period
We celebrate so many of the important milestones in our children's lives, but celebrating her first period (menarche) has been one rite of passage that's been left off that list. It's time to bring the celebration back. During your conversations about periods you could talk about ways in which you could celebrate, and get ...
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9 THINGS TO DO WHEN YOUR DAUGHTER HATES HER PERIOD
Even if we’ve given our girls the best preparation for when their period comes, the transition to having periods is a big one, especially for those a bit younger or neurodiverse. There can still be anxiety, doubt, embarrassment, even humiliation. Providing ongoing support at this time will not only help your daughter learn more abo ...
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TEENS AND HEAVY PERIODS
Heavy periods are quite a common part of girls periods in the first few years.   Many mothers think that this will be ongoing, but for the most part it is temporary. There is a valid reason for this, and also a way we can help our girls through this stage. When we first get our period it can take a few years for the brain an ...
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period talk
WHY WE NEED TO HAVE MORE THAN 1 PERIOD TALK
A little heart to heart mumma's about why we can’t be doing our girls a disservice and only having one period talk, or leaving it up to school, or worse, her friends. Do you know just how much how cycle changes, or how we look at our cycle differently in the 40ish years we have periods? A lot!! I can’t say this enough, we nee ...
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Spotting or period
IS THIS MY PERIOD AGAIN OR AM I SPOTTING?
When our girls first get their period, it's not unusual for them to experience spotting in between periods. This can cause confusion and they think their period has returned so soon. During the teen years, it's normal for a girls cycle to range from 21 to 45 days. If there is any bleeding less than that time, or lighter bleeding ...
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HOW TO HONOUR YOUR DAUGHTERS FIRST PERIOD
  Honouring your daughters first period and beyond is not only a one time event. Think about any event that caused your body to go through big changes. Having a baby would be one such time. There were many conversations, a lot of preparation, celebration, most likely tears or anxiousness, and then many more conversations ...
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HOW TO CREATE A FIRST PERIOD PACK
How to create a first period pack for your child Being prepared for your daughters first period with a first period pack will help her feel more at ease, as well as ensure we are not caught out when it does arrive.  The average age of a first period in western culture is 12, however some girls start their period as young as eight, ...
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HOW OFTEN DOES A GIRL GET HER PERIOD
What is a normal cycle length when you first start your period? When girls first start their period, and potentially for the following 2-3 years, their cycles do not follow the 26-32 day norm that we are used to.  Some things to remember. - A normal cycle length for girls can be anywhere from 21-45 days, with an average cycle l ...
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My journey to teaching girls about periods – Part One
  Hey, my name is Milina.  I’m a mum to two daughters and a son.  I was 40 when I started to really learn about my menstrual cycle and how it affected me.   The more I learnt, the more ripped off I felt.  I felt sad and angry that I was only just learning this, 28 years into this stage of my life.  Like the vast majorit ...
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