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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 majority of us, this knowledge just wasn’t shared, mainly because it wasn’t known. So I went through my teens wondering what was wrong with me.  Why did I have moods and energies that fluctuated so often, and why wasn’t I like all the other girls?  Little known to me, we all felt the same. My 20’s saw me taking the p ...
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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 culture the average age is 12. So, how do you know when your daughter will get her period?  Well, we can never be sure exactly, and there is no way of speeding it up or slowing it down.  However, we can get a good idea that it's not far away by other signs. Note, there is no right or wrong order to this, each girl ...
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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 length of 32 days. - The amount of days they have their period can also range from 1-7 days. - The flow can change from cycle to cycle from light spotting to heavy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The key at this stage is to always be prepared with pads, undies, or whatever form of product you have chosen. Carrying emergency ...
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