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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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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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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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