We've put together some resources to help you find out more about how to talk to your child about their changing body and menstrual cycle. Whether you can attend a First Moon Circle or not, our hope is that you'll feel confident to have conversations with your child, and to prepare, support and celebrate their big milestone of Menarche, their first period rite of passage, as well as to understand and honour your own cycle too.
First Moon Circle Guide (ebook)
This booklet is given to each participant at our First Moon Circles. If you're not able to attend a circle, you can purchase this ebook to read for yourself, and to read with your child. Featuring age-appropriate explanations of what puberty, periods, care products, and cycle self-care are, plus cycle charts, discount codes on period products and so much more, this guide goes way beyond what's covered in school, whilst keeping it light and simple to understand.
How to pick the right period care product for you and your child
There are so many period care products on the market these days, and not all of them are as healthy and safe as the others, so it can be a bit unsettling trying to work out where the best place to start is nowadays. From pads and liners, to tampons, to moon cups and period pants, there is a lot to choose from. So how do you know what to look for?
Podcast: A Mother's Guide to Menarche as a Sacred Rite of Passage (Wild Flow Podcast)
Creator of First Moon Circles, Charlotte Pointeaux, is host of Wild Flow Podcast. On this episode she chatted with Donna Raymond, author of the book Maiden: A Mother's Guide to Puberty and Menarche as a Sacred Rite of Passage.
You'll hear how you can support and celebrate your child at this important time of both of your lives, even if your child isn't initially open to the idea. Plus how you can connect with your own menarche experience to heal any feelings and shame you hold about it.
Learn about your own Menstrual Cycle in Find Your Flow (Short Course)
The best way to support your child to honour their own body and menstrual cycle is to love your own!
Learn about your own menstrual cycle, and how to live in flow with your cyclic nature before role-modelling this wisdom to your child.
Find Your Flow is a short online video-based course jam-packed with knowledge and practical information, teaching you to understand and honour own cycle. Created and presented by Charlotte Pointeaux, the creator of First Moon Circles.
Teas and Hot Chocolates For Your Cycle
Naturopathically formulated by Cycle Coach and First Moon Circle Facilitator Sharon Woolley using high quality organic ingredients, her Cycle Teas and Hot Chocolates range naturally and gently optimises your menstrual cycle and nourishes you during each stages of life from Menarche to Menopause and beyond.
Sharon's special combinations of loose-leaf teas and organic cacaos have been blended with age and life-stage-appropriate herbs, nutritives and adaptogens to invite you into your restful moon cave, gently inspire you and allow you to nurture your senses, helping you to reconnect with your inner self.
The Cycle Tea range includes: Soothe, Genius, T-clear, Refresh, Sleepy, Replenish plus her Women's and Child's Moontime Hot Chocolates which offer benefits including:
Calming your nervous system,
Balancing blood sugar,
Supporting liver function and detoxification,
Nourishing your adrenals,
Addressing symptoms such as pain, heavy bleeding, hot flushes, sleeplessness, excess testosterone, irritability, PMS, brain fog, weight management and more...
All you need to do is boil the kettle, infuse, and enjoy a moment of mindfulness and relaxation, and let the tea do the healing.
First period care kit:
Blossom Box by iflourish box
The blossom box has been created for tweens and teens, supporting those first few years of their periods or in preparation, before their first period has arrived.
Either way the blossom box will be a perfect addition to this exciting stage of life. It doesn't have to be scary or embarrassing, the blossom box displays how this can be a positive experience.
Mindfully selecting all our faves products that will help navigate this special time, many of which have been handmade & all with the added intention of kindness to the body & planet.
What's in the box:
Bamboo Babe Pads 12 pack
Love Luna Briefs - sized 8-10 and 10-12
Bare & Boho Reusable Pad
Kiwi Wheat Bag
Panna Bath Bomb
Hurraw Lip Balm
Essential Oil Roller
Journal & Pen
2x Chocolate Bars
2x Pukka Teas
Guide to Periods
Washing Guide - Briefs & Pads
Reading List of useful books for Mothers and Carers
Looking for some great books and resources so you can learn about the menstrual cycle, puberty, and how you can honour your child's Menarche (first period?).
We're sharing the suggested reading list from our First Moon Circle Facilitator Training with you, so you can read up and learn all about menstrual cycle awareness, inclusive periods, overcoming menstrual shame and other important info! Download the free PDF here.
Podcast: Parenting And Periods: How to Cycle Sync Family Life with Sarah Starrs (Wild Flow Podcast)
Creator of First Moon Circles, Charlotte Pointeaux, is host of Wild Flow Podcast. In this episode she chatted with Sarah Starrs about how to manage family life around the reality of your menstrual cycle.
Join Charlotte and Sarah as they share their experiences of parenting and periods, and their tips for finding more ease, joy, and connection through cycle awareness, plus how to talk to your kids about the magick of your period.