We thought we would give the tweens and teens that come to the site, or at least their parents, something a little different today. KiddyCharts have partnered with another social enterprise, Hey Girls, who offer period products in the UK, and they donate one when you buy one. Thanks to them, we are sharing with you a period book with all you need to know about periods to help educate your kids about just what The Time of the Month is all about, and how it affects girls globally.
The facts about period poverty
Before we share the book, we wanted to give you an idea of just what period poverty is, and why what Hey Girls are doing is so, so important that we felt we needed to give them a little support. One social enterprise to another.
For example, did you know:
- 24% of women in the UK struggled to afford period products in 2022,
- 1 in 5 young women between 14-21 reported they were not able to afford period products since the start of 2022, and
- 49% of 14-21 year old’s have missed an entire day of education per month because of their period- of which 59% made up a lie or alternative excuse.
That means that a QUARTER of women in the UK find it difficult to buy period products. According to The Journal of Global Health Reports, a staggering two thirds of the 16.9million women who menstruate in the US struggle to afford period products. Globally, 500million women are finding it hard to manage their menstrual cycles hygienically.
Hey Girls are doing the best they can do help in the UK, and we need more organisations like theirs globally. At least Always is looking to help in the US by donating to food banks on purchase; this is a great place to start.
Why not find out how you can help wherever you are? Just search locally for Period Poverty and see what you can do.
What is included within the period book download
This is a BOOK, and so we cannot provide all the pages for you here so you can take a look as otherwise you’d be here forever. However, we can give you an idea of some of the content, as well as the contents pages of the book. So, in order to help understand what’s included within the period book, that’s just want we are going to do for you today:
As you can see there is loads of info in the period book, covering all the key topics for women and girls who mensturate.
Period book table of contents:
- What is what, both inside and out,
- What puberty is all about,
- What can we expect from discharge,
- What exactly are periods,
- Information on gender and diversity,
- All about tampons,
- All about pads as well,
- What period pants are all about,
- Details on period cups, like what are they and how to use them,
- What problems you might get with periods,
- Activities and workbook around periods; which makes it sound like hard work, but it’ll be helpful instead,
- Period tracker for you so that you can work out a little bit about your period, like when it might be due, and what it is typically like,
- Quiz all about the book,
- Some activities for you to do, and finally
- Glossary of terms, so that you know exactly what we are talking about when we talk about it!
We know that this might seem a little bit daunting to take in all at once. So why not just print it out, and then you can dip in and out of the period book when you need to.
You could print it out and leave it for your child where you think they might spot it, and pick it up themselves, or you can start the conversion yourself with the book as a bit of an aid. You do whatever works for you and your children.
To give you a little more of a flavour, here are some of the topic pages for you:
There is a period tracker within the book too, so we thought that you would like to take a look at this in particularly, as it can be a really helpful resource
As you can see, this is a really simple idea with a box for every day, and a key to show how heavy the period is. Keep it simple, and you are much more likely to use it, right?
In order to download the book, just click on the button below and it is yours. It IS a big file, so do bear this in mind when you choose where you are going to download it to.
If you are looking for other resources for tweens and teens on the site, we do have a number of different printables for tweens and teens, so why not check these out? Here are some examples below:
There are other ideas from sites off ours too:
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Thanks, as always, for stopping by and visiting us. Take care,