In fact, this is often the starting point for many and if it isn’t nipped in the bud early, it can become an engrained pattern for both the victim and the perpetrator.
What happens in our parenting as they get older that tells boys they do not have these same qualities as girls, that they are different?
Have you made conversations about your period a regular conversation in your home or, like many, was it something that was kept relatively hidden and, as a result, much of the education about periods was done at school and potentially reduced it to a functional process that then became a 'curse', a 'nuisance', a 'nightmare of emotional ups and downs'? This is an interview with Sara Harris from Follow Your Flow about how to start the conversation around periods in your home.
It’s because of the taboo around menstruation and the stigma that society still carries and we are tainted with, which makes us think periods should be hidden until such time when it needs to be dusted off and brought out of the closet. If a child has grown up with an understanding of the beauty of her body and how it changes, then a period will be as ‘as natural as breathing.’ For most of us, however this is not the case.
Are you ready to be off-the planet amazing?
But how can we offer that level of appreciation to another person,
They don’t do their chores, their bedroom is a bomb site of ‘stuff’, they don’t smile when we come home, they don’t do what we consider to be important and they never do X, they don’t do Y and they will not do Z.
In this series of blog posts, you will find articles that discuss foundational practices in parenting. Not just articles on what we do but why we do what we do for a healthy body and a healthy relationship with others.