Yes! You read that right. Families all around the world are beating the stigma of period shaming! Young ladies are being celebrated on their very special day and it’s not their birthdays!
Not many adult women can probably say they were awarded a period party to celebrate and honor their first stage of womanhood. Nor do they know a peer or friend who was privy. The tide has turned and you can be apart of this wave. Parents are throwing parties for their precious princesses when they start their period aka menstruation.
After all, according to ACOG, menstruation usually begins on average between ages 12 and 13, and studies have found that adolescents between 12 and 18 are particularly vulnerable to developing negative body image as a result of those uncomfortable physical changes during puberty. Research suggests that the transition may involve even more anxiety for those who enter puberty early and are visibly more developed than their peers. Are Period Parties progressive or a bad idea? Tell us what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org.