Do you struggle with how to talk to your children about puberty?

Don’t know where to start or feel too awkward?

Do you want your daughters to feel comfortable about the changes they are going through?

Beyond the Cusp Period Workshop

Beyond The Cusp workshops have two goals:

1. To prepare our girls for all the need to know about the first period and menstrual cycle, and how to embrace it all as part of becoming a woman.

2. To honour this Rite of Passage for our daughters as they transition from a child to a young woman.

It is for Mothers and Daughters aged 9-12 celebrating menarche (first bleed).  Teaching our girls how to embrace their periods. No shame, no secrecy, no more taboo!

Our workshop consists of two parts. The morning session will be for just the girls, with the Mums joining us after lunch. Girls will arrive at 9:45, with the mums arriving at 12:15 for the rest of the day. We will finish around 2:30.

The day will be a very hands-on, involving all the senses.

Beyond The Cusp Workshop

The morning session will involve:

– Hot chocolate!
– The female anatomy and the changes we go through during puberty
– What happens when we bleed
– Menstrual product options, with an emphasis on sustainable and non-toxic options.
– The inner seasons of the menstrual cycle
– How to take good care of ourselves throughout our entire cycle, with lots of tips for those first few days
– Charting your menstrual cycle
– All mixed in with games, giggles and crafting activities

We will break for some lunch and the Mums will join us.

The afternoon session will cover:

– A recap of the morning including an overview of menstrual products
– Mums sharing their stories and some words of wisdom
– Mothers presenting cards with some special words to their daughters
– Ideas for celebrating menarche when it does arrive
– Finish with cake, hot chocolate or tea.

Mother Daughter Portrait Session

After the conclusion of the workshop you will have the chance to have a mini portrait session with your daughter to commemorate this moment with a professional photographer (me! ☺ ).  Each mini session will take 10 minutes, and the session fee is $45.  You will receive a gallery of 5-10 images from your session, of which you will receive one 7×12 print, and have the option to purchase more.

Prior to the workshop you will receive a questionnaire to complete. You will also receive some tips and info on what to expect from the workshop, what will and won’t be covered and some further info that may assist in the future.

Each girl will take home a gift pack with samples and items to help  get them off to the most positive start.

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