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The goal of this conversation is to help normalize and educate our daughters all about periods. They hate it, but it’s really important they know what’s happening with their bodies, and that there’s nothing gross or wrong with it.   

Helping your daughter know her body 

  • Body parts inside and out
  • What are hormones?
  • The 4 phases of the menstrual cycle

Knowing the signs that something is wrong

  • The signs to be concerned about

Finding gratitude and beauty in our menstruating bodies

  • Scientific reasons periods are necessary
  • Using the seasons of our menstrual cycle to become more in tune with ourselves

Resources

Teen Health Source, Period Basics, http://teenhealthsource.com/puberty/periods/#:~:text=The%20average%20length%20between%20periods,your%20period%20to%20become%20regular.

Reviewed by Robyn R. Miller, MD, Kids Health, Talk About Menstruation, https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/talk-about-menstruation.html

Reviewed by Dan Brennan, MD, Web MD, All About Menstruation, https://teens.webmd.com/girls/all-about-menstruation#1

Stephanie Watson, Reviewed by Holly Ernst, PA-C, Stages of Menstrual Cycle, https://www.healthline.com/health/womens-health/stages-of-menstrual-cycle#menstrual

Period Podcast with Kate Clancy Episode 2 Monkey Trainers and Tampon Squeezers, https://periodpodcast2.libsyn.com/episode-2-monkey-trainers-and-tampon-squeezers

Period Podcast with Kate Clancy Episode 4 I think it’s sort of like pee or poop, https://periodpodcast2.libsyn.com/episode-4-i-think-its-sort-of-like-pee-or-poop

Period Podcast with Kate Clancy Episode 5 Teaching Periods, https://periodpodcast2.libsyn.com/episode-5-teaching-periods

Anthea Levi, 6 Things Your Period Can Reveal About Your Health, https://www.health.com/condition/menstruation/period-symptoms-explained?slide=97afac9f-c2c1-41f5-922a-642555569bb7#97afac9f-c2c1-41f5-922a-642555569bb7

@wombsisters (periods highlight reel)

@teenhealthdoc (specializes in endometriosis in teen girls)