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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.

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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. 
Nicole Dargie - First Moon Circle Facilitator in Sydney AUS

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.

As a community, our facilitators are passionate about:

  • Helping mums and daughters, and the rest of the family talk about periods and puberty.
  • Normalising positive conversations about periods in schools, families, friendships, work places and beyond,
  • Promoting inclusion for all people to feel safe and able to have a period,
  • Honouring Menarche (the first period) as a sacred rite of passage, an important processe of guiding young ones into the next phase of life
  • Healing the harm caused by menstrual shame which has been passed down the generations, and
  • Hosting safer spaces for all young people to be able to be their authentic selves, and experience the power of healthy sisterhood.
Charlotte Pointeaux - Founder of First Moon Circles hosting her circle in Southern Highlands NSW AUS

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Empowering Parents: Preparing and Celebrating Puberty and Periods with your Child

When you’re becoming conscious of your menstrual cycle, and how much it influences you, and how much healing there is possible when we reclaim our cycle, it’s entirely normal to want a better experience for your child when they start their periods.

You don’t want her to have to wait until she’s this age to figure it all out piece by piece, and you hope she doesn’t feel disconnected, distrusting or even disgusted by her body and cycle.

But since you weren’t given much support or empowering information when you had your menarche (first period), you’re at a loss at to how to really talk to your child in advance, so she is supported, prepared and confident in advance, and never has to struggle or suffer alone.

To support you to have conversations with your child at any age, i’ve written this blog post here with age-appropriate tips for her, and for you as a parent.

i hope this helps you turn what’s been traditionally uncomfortable conversations into beautiful moments of bonding, and learning and healing for yourself as well as your child.

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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.

First Moon Circle Guide by Charlotte Pointeaux V5 A4

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