Whether your own experience of puberty and subsequent relationship with your body has been challenging or positive, knowing how to support and guide your daughter at this critical time can be difficult. Our daughters are unfurling in a world which seems so much more complex than the one we knew. How can we protect them from potential danger? How can we teach them to love and honour their own bodies; have compassion for themselves and others; stay true to their own unique self and to know that they are enough?
The mother-daughter way is a mentorship programme for mothers and daughters, providing a safe space for girls to explore their emerging womanhood and for mothers to navigate the changes in their role.
At a time where our girls are increasingly turning to their peers and the wider world for influence, the Mother-daughter way offers a community of like-minded women and girls, a sisterhood with whom you can share your journey and gather all you need to support and empower your blossoming warrior queen and nurture your evolving relationship with her.
Our circles blend the ceremony and reverence of circle time with games, creativity and fun. In each session we will create a sacred space with a beautiful alter and swathes of pretty fabrics, calling you and your daughter to set aside any mundane worries or limiting self-talk and tune into your true self, just as you are in this present moment. We will invite you to listen, fully, to your sisters and daughters and to find your own voice. There will be meditations and lively discussions; intuitive art and rowdy games; frank discussions of serious topics and girlish giggles and humour; opportunities for an inward focus and times for chatting and eating cake.
We will share information about puberty and the menstrual cycle, breaking the taboos so that, when the time comes, your daughter is ready to embrace her cycle and all its magical gifts. Through circle time, creativity and play, we will explore our relationship with our bodies, ask ourselves what feels good what doesn’t and learn to listen to our bodies as they ‘speak’ to us.
Your daughter will learn to navigate the, sometimes turbulent, emotions that can accompany puberty, welcoming them as messengers and guides to her well-being. She will learn about healthy relationships and gather skills for life.