Where are you at with your daughter and her period?
We get so many questions from you about this one.
“She won’t talk to me about it. She hides it.”
Or: “She’s super embarrassed!”
Or: “I’m super embarrassed!”
Or basically this Q (which we’re answering today): “I want to make her period a… gasp… positive experience, and she won’t even talk to me about… what do I do?”
Over 50% of the world’s population gets their period once a month (for some portion of their life anyways). And still, in most circles, periods are something we don’t talk about.
Yes, even though many of us don’t call it ‘the curse’ anymore (yup, totally what my mom told me to call it) — my experience with the thousands of girls that we work with is that most girls will still hear from their peers, from the media, and even implicitly or explicitly from the adults in their lives… that periods are gross, shameful, or at best a nuisance (right?).
In school culture, and sometimes home culture, girls witness that periods are something she has to hide — and something that makes her more ‘irrational’ and ‘weak’ than the boys and men in her life.
Feeling period shame has a negative effect on all of us.
Healing this can begin in the mother-daughter relationship. What if your mom had taught you to accept, and maybe even celebrate all aspects of your body?! That might sound like a hallelujah to you, or a radical crazy notion. Either way — hang in there with me!
Today we’re talking about whether you should celebrate your daughter’s period or not and HOW (yup the how can actually be something that your daughters ADORES).
Click the video below to watch.
Once you’ve gotten a chance to check out the video, leave a comment below —
Where are you at with this whole period thing?
How are you celebrating your own and your daughter’s period?
Share your answer below — because collective wisdom rocks, and we want to hear your take.
We need each other, Mama.