It probably seems like just yesterday that your daughter was a tiny toddler, playing with dolls and building sand castles at the beach.
Then you turned your head one afternoon and suddenly her body is developing, her hormones are raging, and you almost wish you could stop time...
Like so many mothers, you probably vowed to be far more open with her than your own mother was with you.
But now that you’re in it, maybe you’re fumbling your words, or missing opportunities to connect, and the days pass by in a flurry of school, work, practice, and family events...
And you feel like you’re missing your chance to give her the information and the initiation that you wish you had had yourself...
Especially because you can *see* that she’s uncomfortable with her changing body and you remember what that’s like. You want to be SURE she has all the support she needs.
Maybe your daughter feels self-conscious about her growing breasts or, on the flip side, about the fact that she’s developing more slowly.
Perhaps she’s nervous about getting her first period, or if she’s already started her period, she dreads its return every month because of heavy bleeding or painful cramps.
You might be concerned about her hormonal acne and considering putting her on hormonal birth control to regulate it.
Did you know that hormonal birth control does not actually heal menstrual cycle problems?
On the contrary, taking hormonal birth control masks the symptoms and can cause more long term harm.
There is something you can do to identify and address the underlying causes of your daughter’s struggles.
You can support her in having the respectful transition into womanhood that you missed out on.
Learning to chart her cycle will help your daughter identify irregularities.
Gaining wise-woman resources will help her heal.
And learning in a community of girls guided by a supportive woman will give her the tools to feel at ease in her body.
I created the Beldam Girls Program, to help girls deeply connect with their bodies, understand their cycles, and learn the basics of Fertility Awareness.
Classes are broken into two age groups:
Maidens (age 9-12)
Teens (age 13-18)
In each age group, girls learn
What's normal for their period, cycles, & health
Fertility Awareness Basics
To love and respect their female bodies!
The Beldam Girls Program is led by experienced cycle maven and Fertility Awareness educator Laura Prentice.
I believe every woman and girl deserves full power and autonomy over her own body. I am especially passionate about sharing Fertility Awareness with girls because I believe this knowledge to be truly life-changing! Girls equipped with body literacy can more clearly articulate what they want and are more likely to develop healthy relationships!
Join a community of brilliant girls learning to connect deeply to their bodies!
A class for girls age 9-12 and their mothers or female relatives.
The focus of the class is on puberty, periods & the menstrual cycle, and self care. Girls gain confidence and respect for their bodies and a safe space to ask questions. Mothers get support from other women and the language to support their daughters.
This course is split into two classes, and we teach one per month. Be sure to attend Part 1 before signing up for Part 2.
How many girls do you know who actually love their bodies?
How many women have healthy female friendships?
The Maiden Circle is a place to help girls learn to listen to and support each other while developing self-care practices.
A sacred space for girls to gather for support and to learn about their inner goddess.
A class for girls age 13-18 on the transition to womanhood.
This class focuses on body literacy for teens as they journey through puberty and adolescence. Through respectful discussion, activities, and presentations, girls learn about puberty, female anatomy & physiology, including hormones, demystifying periods & the cycle, fertility awareness (as an observational practice, not as their primary form of contraception), and self care.
In order to help teens feel more comfortable sharing, this class is for girls only. Parents are welcome to meet with Laura (the class instructor) beforehand so they feel confident and safe in dropping off their daughters for the series.
WHAT GIRLS ARE SAYING
I feel more educated about the female menstrual cycle. The class tells me about things that I need to know about.
We could all share things that are unshareable with the other gender.
laynie, mother of participant
Laura was great. Very courteous, honored each girls responses and feelings during class and didn’t pressure anyone to answer. This is a great resource for women and girls to walk through this life supporting each other.
Girls who attend the classes gain:
Confidence and assurance that what they’re going through is normal.
A safe place to express their thoughts and feelings.
An understanding of how the menstrual cycle actually works.
An understanding that their bodies are sacred mirrors of the natural world.
The peace of mind that comes from learning Fertility Awareness and knowing their fertility, pregnancy, and health choices.