Would you like your daughter to wait until she’s a little bit older before she comes to a First Moon Circle? If so, she might actually benefit more from coming sooner.
First Moon Circles are for 9-12-year-olds to educate, support, prepare and celebrate them. It’s a very special one-off experience that gently shares wisdom about what periods + puberty is and what changes your daughter will experience as she journeys through puberty, ending at the beginning of her menstrual cycle.
She learns how to care for herself once her body changes and bleeds begin, and she learns about the mystery of the 4 phases (seasons) of the cycle, and the superpowers and shadows these can bring. We talk about how it can feel, what she can practically do to support herself, and all the ways she can ask for help.
As girls get closer to 12-13 they start to become hyper-aware of the strange feelings they have in their body, thoughts + emotions and the new level of awareness their brain has.
It can be a disorienting, embarrassing, and anxious time for girls who – despite your best intentions as a mother to be open and normalise periods – have already absorbed cultural shame and stigma of their changing bodies. It can be much harder to talk easily with your daughter at 12-13. Yet I see the 9-10-year-olds being much more open, feeling less embarrassed + more talkative as this is fascinating to them – not yet necessarily something they’re deep in the throes of experiencing.
My belief is that the earlier we talk about this the greater the impact we can have on their experience.
I would love to see a beautiful circle of girls with wonder in their eyes, smiles on their lips and fullness in their hearts from feeling seen, heard, supported and fully informed.
If you have a daughter aged 9-12 bring her along to one of our circles! We have a beautiful mother-daughter celebration at the close which shows your daughter how she can talk to you with ease and openness too. Perhaps you’ll learn wisdom for yourself too!
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meet your host
Charlotte Pointeaux is an Internationally Award-Winning triple-Certified Coach, Youth Mentor, Host of Wild Flow Podcast, a sought-after guest menstrual educator and speaker. She is a Shamanic Womancrafter, a Priestess of the Cycle Mysteries.
Charlotte’s work as a Wild Feminine Cycle Coach weaves together shamanic womb healing and rite of passage work with menstrual cycle awareness and feminine embodiment tools, to guide women through their transformational journey of reclaiming their wild feminine cyclic powers to expressing their big magick as a sacred leader.
Charlotte founded First Moon Circles®, a renowned facilitator training program, to train new menstrual educators to prepare, honour and celebrate children and their care-givers at menarche (their first period). To date, she has trained almost 100 facilitators across 5 continents and is on a mission to infuse families, friendships, classrooms and communities with period positivity and menstrually inclusive practices.
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