I recently ran a menarche workshop for a group of mothers, we discussed how our mothers had reacted to us when we started our first period and what we would like to offer our daughters. There was a real mix of ideas!
* A celebratory meal
*A girlie night out (e.g. cinema)
*A luxurious bath
*No codes (this womans mother had called pads SPs)
*Some special jewellry
*Just sitting with her and brushing her hair
*Anything that helps her feel pampered, looked after and nurtured
*Talking, keep talking! (and that includes to daughters and our sons!)
*teach her about the moon cycles and how our own bodies cycle corresponds to it
*A gift of chocolate
*Let her have a day off each month
* Teach her to honour herself and be honoured!
see one of my old blog posts for more ideas…. https://www.moontimes.co.uk/blog/2009/03/celebrating-your-first-moon/
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