𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐬𝐨 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐫'𝐬 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝? ➳ Celebrating your daughter's Menarche (her first menstrual blood) is a significant step in breaking the menstrual taboo and reclaiming our cyclic nature! ➳ Being celebrated and honoured at Menarche positively impacts how we view and experience our menstrual cycles for the many years to come. ➳ Menstrual positivity cultivates better self-esteem and body image. Let's face it, how we view our menstrual cycle and our menstrual blood impacts our body image and our self-esteem significantly. ➳ Empowered Menarche leads to empowered womanhood/adulthood, increasing the likelihood of making good life choices. ➳ Each Rite of Passage sets the tone for the next one. The next significant Rite of Passage is giving birth. So again, empowered Menarche leads (hopefully) to empowered birth choices. Note: Our first sexual encounter with someone else is also a significant Rite of Passage! So our Menarche experience would influence our sexual choices too, as long as our first encounter is consensual. ➳ Again: What we experience with our first menstrual blood, when starting our menstrual cycle, determines how we will view our menstrual blood (our periods) for the many years to come. This is, and has always been, an incredibly important Rite of Passage in a girl's life! It is a transformational moment with a huge impact. Entering the experience with an honouring celebration sets the tone for the future.
(っ◔◡◔)っ 𝐒𝐨, 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐨 𝐈 𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐲 𝐝𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐫'𝐬 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝? There are so many ways to honour and celebrate your daughter's first blood. What's the right choice for your daughter depends on so many factors: ➳ Her age The needs and expectations of a 15 year old might be entirely different to an 11 year old or a 10 year old. ➳ Her personality Some people enjoy having a big fuss made of the occasion, and others like it low-key or even very low-key. ➳ Cultural and/or religious background Some traditions have a clear procedure for a Menarche Ceremony. And for other cultural or religious upbringings, Menarche has lost its importance and needs to be reclaimed.
There could be many more factors listed, of course. However, 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮 𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗺𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗱𝗮𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗲𝗿'𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲, without forcing her to have a big outing that would make her feel immensely uncomfortable. The earlier you normalise open and positive conversations about the menstrual cycle and the menstrual blood in your household, the higher the likelihood she's up for being celebrated when it is her time to pass the Menarche portal and that she views her menstrual cycle in a positive way. But some people's personality is naturally more private than others, and that's perfectly fine! Celebrating your daughter's Menarche can be done in very simple ways, like gifting her something meaningful or taking her out for a special dinner. Or you can throw her a Red Party inviting all friends and relatives to come and celebrate her Menarche. Or it can be anything in between ツ
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