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First Moon Circle
7 May @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm AEST
A once in a lifetime empowering menstrual education and celebration for children aged 9-12.
The way we experience our First Moon (first period) shapes our beliefs about our own worth, power and value as a cyclical being, which stays with us forever. Your child will love this beautiful, magical 3 hour circle where they can learn all about how they can look after themself as they grows up.
Covering self-care, and teaching children how to get the best out of their superpowers as they begins their menstrual cycle, First Moon Circles are doing period education differently. Our circles are proving a fun and enjoyable way for girls and children who have or will have periods to learn, play, and feel supported at a pivotal time in their lives.
“I got to learn all about my period and body parts for when I need it and so I can talk about it without being embarrassed.” – child participant
“My 11 yr old daughter just did a First Moon Circle and got so much out of the event. Her and her friends have a support group now, thank you.” – Parent
“It was so worthwhile doing and my daughter is now not embarrassed to talk to me about these issues so I can’t thank you enough for hosting these sessions” – Parent
At their First Moon Circle your child will learn:
- What periods are and what happens during the whole menstrual cycle (because there is so much more to it than just managing blood!)
- The signs and stages of puberty so she can work out when her first period may come
- Period care: product options, play and practice so when she needs to choose and use a product, she’s done it before
- An overview of menstrual cycle self-care so she can nurture herself and be nurtured as her energy changes from ovulation to menstruation.
- Receiving mother’s wisdom and well-wishes so she knows its not just she who bleeds, and that she has a village of people to support her through the process.
Run of the day
2-4pm: Children only for the first two hours.
- Ice breaking and story telling
- period and puberty overview
- period care
4-5pm: Mothers and carers join us
- the final hour is a mother-daughter circle focusing on bonding and shared experience.
- teaching of cycle self-care to mothers and daughters
- creating a ‘first moon bracelet’ to represent and remind of the four seasons of the menstrual cycle
- wisdom and well-wishes shared from mothers to children in the circle
- tea and light refreshment of cycle-nourishing foods
First Moon Circles are absolutely overflowing with life-long value:
Children leave feeling more confident and empowered through greater knowledge, understanding and acceptance of what’s to come, and how powerful, important, special and transformational this phase of their life is.
Parents and children are supported to open up conversations to discuss periods and puberty (and who knows what else!) afterwards, having been held in the safe space of circle where this talk is safe and normalised.
If friends attend together, then they gain the added benefit of sisterhood, having this shared experience to refer back to, and to share wisdom with their other friends.
Parents are also supported to learn this wisdom alongside their daughter, feel safe and heard and be guided with tools and language to support their child.
And often, mothers are able to heal a part of their own relationship to their menarche and menstruation, through giving their child the support they wish they’d had as a child, and learning about their own cycles.
Children also receive as part of the experience:
A Moon Pack: a special gift pack containing period care samples and fabulous self-care items to support her emotionally, physically and spiritually in a lovely case.
My ‘First Moon Guide’ – a keepsake resource full of fact sheets, guide to self-care for the cycle and a beginner cycle tracking sheet which you can keep reading and referring to with your child.
Her keepsake beaded First Moon bracelet made in session.
Plus afternoon tea for both child and parent is included.
Once you book your child to attend, I’ll send you some information to prepare you, the parent/guardian, ahead of the day, as well as to help you prepare your child for what to expect. I’ll also share guidance with you on how to prepare your positive guidance that you want to share with the group on the day, which in turn will support you to keep this open conversation going at home. (If you don’t wish to say anything, I understand, and see you – however I do encourage you to acknowledge that by sharing some words you are healing your own relationship to your cycle, and breaking the pattern for your child. I am available for support sessions prior to the First Moon Circle, please email me about this).
**Payment plans are available – please email me on email@example.com to organise**
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT’S INCLUDED IN FIRST MOON CIRCLES PLEASE READ HERE
About your host Charlotte Pointeaux
Charlotte is an internationally award-winning Cycle Coach, certified Youth Mentor, Menstrual Educator and creator of First Moon Circles which are now held globally. She is passionate about guiding children to love their changing bodies, superpowers and periods as they reach adolescence so they feel their most informed, prepared, confident and empowered at a time when their self-esteem can take a tumble.
Charlotte is deeply passionate about celebrating and honouring the rites of passages, and coaching women to reclaim their menstrual cycle as something magical and powerful – and to learn to live in flow with their natural cycles and rhythms instead of flighting against it to survive in a masculine world.
Private Event: Did you know First Moon Circles are available for you to book as a private event just for your daughter and her friends? This way, the group explores the topics together, ensuring they have a strengthened friendship and each other’s ongoing support for when they need it. Suitable for girls aged 9-16 and for a minimum of four girls per private event. If you’re interested in booking a private First Moon Circle, please contact Charlotte on firstname.lastname@example.org
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