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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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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 prepared at any age.     So how do we put together a first period pack? Start with a pouch to keep all of her essential items when she's at school, sports, activities or sleep overs.  A waterproof case is a good option.  It can be as simple as a pencil case, it may be conspicuous, but it could a ...
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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. This quote was from my own daughter. Yes, she used to hide under the blanket while she asked me questions and I answered. She was very curious to know answers, but also very embarrassed. That is okay! I encouraged this, do whatever works. You may have started noticing changes within your daughter. The puberty ...
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