Your Period tells you so much of what is going on with your body. It gauges our physical and emotional wellbeing and when we tap into that power, our lives become more in sync with what our bodies are telling us, which in turn provides us with a better understanding and knowledge of us during the cycle of menstruation.
Growing up, I was not taught a lot about periods. It wasn’t considered a topic that needed to be openly discussed. The social environment is changing. Women and Men are acknowledging that past media influences and social construct were putting shame on women and their periods. The ability to understand periods as a powerful source of creativity and enlightenment is amazing. We can make our daughters change the way they think about their periods by creating positive vibes around the topic. This in turn creates an education of nurturing our Hormones and Balancing them to be a strong and caring person who knows themselves. We need to Celebrate Her Period.
5 Things You Can Do With Your Daughter to Celebrate Her Period
My daughter is ten years old this year. I also have young sons. The other day I told them that this is an open house for talking about periods. Discussions regarding periods is welcome.
Our children learn so much from us during their informative years and it is always great to keep a casual dialect going regarding periods. I’m sure there has been a time when your child has walked in on you on the toilet whilst having your period. My comments to them are “I am bleeding. It’s called a period and this is what happens to me every month. There’s nothing wrong with me.”
In preparing for my daughters period, I’ve put together a list of events that can be done to Celebrate Her Period and make her first experiences memorable.
- Buy her flowers and take her out for dinner. Make sure that everyone in the family understands that this is a big step in a girls life and one that marks a moment. A beautiful memory that she will remember positively.
- Make your home a Period Friendly Space. If your daughter is on the cusp of getting a period, her friends may also be. Read more about how to set it up PERIOD POSITIVE HOUSE.
- Buy her a Raigan J Gift Box or an Essential Bag and fill it with items that will prepare her for her period. This can be done prior to the actual day so that if it comes unexpectedly at school, she’ll have everything on hand and know what to do. Find out how to do your own DIY Period Kit for School.
- Invite her friends around for dinner. Give her a special gift like a necklace or earrings so she can look back and have fond memories of that time. Invite the girls to see the Period Positive House settings and show them all how to build their own DIY Period Kit for School. (NOTE: – Be sure to get parental consent of those attending. Discussing periods can feel quite personal to adults and may be something they want to discuss in their own way to their daughter. Or you can invite the parents around as well so they are aware of what is being discussed)
- Have some personal one on one time with your daughter. Go for a walk in the park. Set up a picnic. Talk about anything and everything. Let her know that you are there for her.
Inspire your daughter to create her own ideas around getting to know her period. Be a sounding board and get knowledgeable on all things period. Some great books that I have read and found true understanding from are the following:
Alisa Vitti – Woman Code
Alexander Pope & Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer – Wild Power: Discover the Magic of Your Menstrual Cycle and Awaken the Feminine Path to Power
Dr Christiane Northrup – Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
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