If you cast your mind back to the day you got your first period, what do you remember?Were you scared of this new experience and did you know what it was? Did your Mum give you ‘the period talk’ before it began, and how did this form your understanding of menstruation?
The stigma surrounding periods and menstruation has made it an incredibly secretive topic. If you're like most women, you were encouraged to discuss it behind closed doors as it's often a taboo topic.
In 2021, we may have more sexual education in schools and more people are talking openly about menstruation in a ‘period-positive’ kind of way, however something seems to be missing and the translation is not quite complete if the narrative is still perpetuating the long-held myths about menstruation being a burden or something to hide.
A survey of 659 menstruating students aged from 10-18 years old has found that one in five are too embarrassed to go to school when they have their period.
Forty per cent also said their school does not currently provide information about menstruation, while 49 per cent said they do not currently receive information about menstrual products, according to the research by feminine hygiene company Kimberly Clark.
Yes, talking about periods is a difficult conversation to have with your pre-teen, but we all have a responsibility to move beyond our own hurts, stories and traumas that we may have experienced around this topic to properly educate and encourage our daughters to appreciate their bodies and create a lifelong positive relationship with their periods.
How to feel confident talking to girls (& boys!) about periods without feeling awkward.
This comprehensive course is designed to support parents to bring more truth and understanding to periods and to empower them to support the young women in their lives. Through this awareness, you will be able to support your daughter to develop a lifelong confidence and understanding of her own body.
The program founder, Sara, has 2 decades experience studying and working in the area of women's health and has completed a Masters of Women's Health Medicine.
Sara believe's we all need to have a deeper and more wholesome understanding and appreciation of menstruation for ourselves to have open and honest conversations about periods without feeling uncomfortable.
"We need to put the work in and bring to the surface, the impositions that have poisoned our own bodies and our own experiences. This program addresses all of this, providing an opportunity for parents to appreciate the role they play in offering foundational and practical support for the young women in their lives. And this starts by being fully informed."
"A young woman who truly knows her cycle, has a life-long foundation that will support her in every aspect of life there-after.", explains Sara.
What's will you learn from the program?
ALL about the female body
How the female body works
About the history of menstruation and how this affects us all
About changes during puberty
The importance of cycles & being cycle wise
The foundational principles of hormones
Why your understanding and appreciation of the female body is key in supporting your daughter
About empowerment and what this means for young women today
And so much more!
The Cycle Wise Parents online course is made up of 6 modules released over a 6-week period. You can complete the modules at your own pace on the online platform and have access to all the materials for 6 months. Parents will have the opportunity to interact with other participants and receive a specially designed workbook to record your notes and reflections, as well as the opportunity for asking questions.
This is the most comprehensive course available to support parents and carers to understand all things menstruation and to feel confident speaking on this topic to the young people in their lives.
CYCLE WISE PARENTS This is your comprehensive, all-in-one, one-stop course to provide a foundation on all things periods and supporting your daughter.