If you find that you have some charge about your menstruation (such as physical or emotional pain) it is best not to introduce the subject Telephone Number List to your child until you work through your difficulty and gain some balance for yourself. Generally, it is best Telephone Number List not to bombard children with information, but to wait for their questions. When Ellah was about seven, she asked me where does the Moon Flow come from? My Telephone Number List answer was inspired by the Waldorf educational approach, and I explained that the Moon Flow is "Mom's Nest."
Yes," I said. "When a Mama bird prepares for a baby bird to be born, she makes a nest. She flies in the forest and collects leaves, feathers, boughs, branches, and bits of fluff, and she weaves a nest for the baby bird to comfortably Telephone Number List lie in." "Well..." I continued, "it's the same with me. And with all women! Every month a woman's body Telephone Number List prepares a nest in her tummy, where a baby can grow. Her wise body gathers tissue and blood from inside her, and makes a Telephone Number List warm and comfortable nest. Then, if no baby starts to grow, there is no need for the nest. So Mamma's wise body sends the nest out in a big whoosh. That's why the Telephone Number List flow is red, because it's made of all the good, nourishing blood that was ready to help the baby grow."
"Every month," I shared with my daughter, "I thank my body for being such a miracle, and for knowing how to make a baby grow inside... I also thank it Telephone Number List for the wisdom of letting go of the nest, when I don't need it..." Ellah was fully satisfied. She had a clear picture in her mind, and the Moon Flow made sense to her. Telling your child a story of this nature doesn't only encapsulate the physical facts associated with menstruation. It allows you to start Telephone Number List instilling the awe, which our bodies deserve for their amazing abilities. Beyond that, you are actively bucking the cultural current of taboo and shame around menstruation. You are raising a girl or a boy who will have a different narrative with which to counter the Telephone Number List cultural beliefs when they encounter them.