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April 22, 2023

How to Introduce Periods To Your Kids

with podcast guest

Nikki Tajiri


Talking to kids about periods can feel like navigating a minefield. But whether you choose to bring it up or avoid it altogether, your kids are going to learn about them. In this episode, Nikki Tajiri joins me to talk about communicating with kids about periods and how you can create a period-positive environment for your children.

Nikki Tajiri is the author of She Dreams When She Bleeds: Poems About Periods and What is a Period? which centers on talking to children about periods and how to create a period-positive environment. Sometimes known as the “Period Poet”, Nikki gracefully translates her awareness and her intimate life experiences into artistic expression. Nikki’s books about periods have reached women, children, and menstruators all over the world, and have empowered them to evolve their own relationships with their menstrual cycles.

In this episode, we talk about how Nikki’s daughter inspired her to write a children’s book about periods, how our period issues show up with our children, why it’s important to celebrate first periods, different cultural perspectives on periods, and so much more! Whether you’ve been talking to your children about periods from the start or you haven’t said a word about it and you’re stressing about it, this episode is for you.

This episode is brought to you by Agni. Visit AgniForAll.com and use my code PERIODPARTY for 15% off.

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  • Nikki’s inspiration for writing a children’s book about periods
  • How to introduce kids to the idea of periods in an age-appropriate way
  • What to do if you’ve been afraid to broach the subject of periods with your kids
  • How our fears around our bodies show up with our children
  • Why first period celebrations are important
  • Cultural perspectives on periods
  • Debunking the myth that periods are supposed to hurt
  • Nikki’s healing journey with her period


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Period Toolkit that includes a series of ebooks on vaginal steaming, how to use CBD for your menstrual cycle problems, seed cycling, how to use castor oil packs to support your period and fertility, and how to live in harmony with your cycle

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Dr Jolene Brighten

Is This Normal

Dr. Jolene Brighten is a hormone expert, nutrition scientist, and thought leader in women’s medicine. She is board certified in naturopathic endocrinology and trained in

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