First Moon Circles offer holistic menstrual education to empower children and their families to be period-positive, whilst recognising that the onset of menstruation (menarche) is an important, sacred rite of passage that shapes children's lives and wellbeing.
Our global network of trained menstrual educators teach menstrual cycle awareness, puberty, to girls aged 9-12, and includes a mother-daughter blessing.
Find a circle near you or join out accredited facilitator training program to bring First Moon Circles to your own community and families.
about first moon circles
FIRST MOON CIRCLES EMPOWER CHILDREN TO FEEL PREPARED, INFORMED AND POSITIVE ABOUT menstruation and to embrace their whole selves: body, mind and spirit.
Families that attend learn:
What puberty and periods are, so children understand how and why their feelings, bodies, and awareness develops at this major developmental milestone.
How to care for their physical body, emotions, moods, skin, thoughts and spiritual selves as they approach their first period, then afterwards, in each of the four different phases of their menstrual cycle.
How to choose the right period products for them based on their preferences, needs and lifestyle, including how to use them, and how to care for their body and the Earth.
How to get support from friends and asking for help at home and school, so children feel confident to express their needs and advocate for themselves and each other #sisterhood.
Learning what’s normal for tween and teens during puberty and adolescence, so parents and child know when to get help, and learn tools and knowledge to support their hormone and menstrual health.
Menstrual cycle awareness: teaching both mothers and daughters about the inner seasons of their menstrual cycle, so they can honour and nourish their cyclical natures.
Experiencing their periods as something sacred and magical, as the true Rite of Passage that it is, where children are supported and guided through a major transition with love and care.
first moon circles go above and beyond what's missing in mainstream school education.
we are on a mission to heal menstrual shame and create period-positive cultures and communities to nourish, empower and transform the lives of future generations to come.
for mothers and carers, its essential to understand and embrace your own menstrual cycle experience, and revisit how you experienced your first period, if you want to pass on a healthy attitude to your child.
discover our growing library of parent resources to support your learning, healing, and your family. learn how to talk to your daughter about periods in a positive way and to role model how to respect and care for your cycling body and soul.
It really has made a HUGE difference to her attitude and openness about periods. A successful Mum moment! You did an amazing job Charlotte! Thank you so much for making life easier for all of us”
"I got to learn all about my period and body parts for when I need it and so I can talk about it without being embarrassed"
"Talking about puberty in a group of women and girls was invaluable - something we can’t create at home. It will build a sense of connection for my daughter as she grows up and revisits these topics. I found the four different weeks of the cycle REALLY HELPFUL.“
"The best bit of the First Moon Circle was learning that girls have my back... it was great"
"my daughter really needed This - its given her more support, a better understanding of the new chapter coming into womanhood and explaining the whole process in a loving and nurturing way.
I wish more girls and mothers are supported like you have done for both of us. I’m forever grateful."
"I learnt about the seasons (of the cycle) and self-care. I can't think of anyway it could have been better, it was really good!"
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