Category: Puberty

How to create a first period pack for your child
How to create a first period pack for your child Being prepared for your daughters first period 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, so it's best to be prepa ...
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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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What is that white stain in my knickers?
  As girl’s hormones start to change, one of the changes in their body is the start and increase of cervical/vaginal fluid.  This can be noticed simply by a little creamy like stain in their knickers.  It’s not unusual for girls to think this is just a little bit of wee.  Every girl is different, but this can occur anywhere ...
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That Libra Ad
In the last month we've seen one of the most controversial ads on our tv screens, and in prime time.  Why is this ad so controversial?  Because it shows period blood.  Libra have broken the norm of showing blue liquid as a replacement for period blood, and shown something that actually depicts reality, including blood streaming dow ...
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Seven signs your daughter’s period is coming
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN MY DAUGHTER WILL START HER PERIOD? For our young girls, puberty can sound scary and gross.  They know their bodies are about to change, but they don't know how or when exactly.  The scariest part is WHEN will they start their period?  Some girls can get their periods as young as 8 and as late as 16, and in our c ...
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Your period is not just about your period
That's right ladies, it's not just about that time of the month when we bleed. There's a whole lot more to it that shows us we are in optimal health.   Things like: - A cycle within a normal range, which despite beliefs, is not 28 days, but anywhere from 24-34 days - A healthy ovulation, which can be determined by ...
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How to talk to your daughter about puberty
"I don't have to hide under a blanket to ask my mum questions anymore."   Ruby, 11 after Beyond The Cusp Workshop. Our girls ARE curious. They may not initiate the questions or the conversation, but I can guarantee they are all ears when you are talking about it. Particularly if you’re having a conversation with another adult. ...
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