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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.

The Beldam Girls Program is a dedicated space for teen and preteen girls to support each other and learn together.

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, a 6-week course* to help girls deeply connect with their bodies, understand their cycles, and learn the basics of Fertility Awareness.

*Ages 9-12 offered as individual classes, not 6-week program

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Classes are broken into three age groups:

Maidens (age 9-12)

Mavens (age 13-15)

 Teen Mavens (age 16-18)

In each age group, girls learn

What's normal for their period, cycles, & health

Fertility Awareness Basics

To love and respect their female bodies!

Laura Prentice

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 me and a community of brilliant girls in learning Fertility Awareness!

Maidens

(Girls Age 9-12 & Moms)

In these classes, women and girls gather to support each other in the transition from girlhood to womanhood. Girls learn about the menstrual cycle and puberty, and mothers gain the resources and language to be there for their daughters. Through activity and discussion-based learning, girls gain a deep understanding of the topics below.

 

  • Puberty & the physical, mental, and emotional changes that occur

  • Female anatomy inside and out

  • The menstrual cycle, periods, and ovulation

  • Self Care & Loving Your Body

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*Sign up for one class or many! (Not a 6-week series)

Upcoming Mother-Daughter Menstrual Cycle Classes:

in Highland Village, Texas

Saturdays from 6-7:30 pm

$35 per child per class

April 17, 2021

May 15, 2021

June 12, 2021

Mavens

Age 13-15

Body literacy for teens on the journey through puberty and adolescence. Through respectful discussion, activities, and presentations, girls learn about the following topics:

  • Puberty 

  • Female Anatomy & Physiology

  • Demystifying Periods & the Cycle

  • Fertility Awareness (as an observational practice, not as birth control at this age)

  • Self Care & Loving Your Body

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The next Maven Program dates coming soon!

Want to schedule a class for your Girl Scout Troop, volleyball team, or church youth group? Email me at laura.prentice@beldamwomancare.com

Body literacy for older teens to support the journey into adulthood. Teen Mavens are introduced to Fertility Awareness as a means of preventing pregnancy. Through respectful discussion, activities, and presentations, girls learn about the following topics:

  • Female Anatomy & Physiology

  • Demystifying Periods & the Cycle

  • Fertility Awareness Method of Birth Control

  • Self Care & Loving Your Body

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Teen Mavens

Age 16-18

Upcoming Teen Maven Classes:

April 26-May 31 

in Highland Village, Texas

Mondays from 6-7:30 pm

$300 for the 6-week class

 

WHAT GIRLS ARE SAYING

rylee, participant

I feel more educated about the female menstrual cycle. The class tells me about things that I need to know about.

elise, participant

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 go through my program 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.

Cost to join:

$300 investment for the 6-week program

The transition from girlhood to womanhood can and should be celebrated as a rite of passage. 

 

Join me!