Coming-of-age celebrations: Puberty Rites

So your daughter is about to have her first period? Hmm. Or maybe your son’s first wet dream will occur sometime soon. Either way plan a celebration. It’s so important!!

http://blackinformant.wordpress.com/2005/07/06/something-worth-considering-a-coming-of-age-celebration-for-our-kids/

http://www.ehow.com/how_2105414_have-boys-coming-age-party.html

http://www.uua.org/worship/holidays/coming-age

https://powerofmoms.com/coming-age-celebrations/

http://www.peace-warriors.com

http://www.braveheartwomen.com/blog-entry/Divamama-Tonyas-Blog/Rites-Women-Rite/13000016783

http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Coming_Of_Age_Rites_Of_Passage_For_Girls.html

http://heartofthematteronline.com/coming-of-age/

http://www2.hsp.org/exhibits/Balch%20exhibits/rites/afam.html

http://www.religioustolerance.org/wicpuber.htm

http://www.ehow.com/how_8547753_perform-ritual-african-american-girls.html

http://ask.reference.com/related/African+Coming+of+Age+Rituals?o=101992&qsrc=2892&l=dir

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt85eU_Q2hU

https://earthmedicine2015.wordpress.com/2015/10/19/the-ceremony-of-bleeding/

http://www.deannalam.com

http://www.menstrualmovement.com
http://wisewomanweb.com/teleseminar-October-9-2013-Live.html

You may find these useful for when your sons start having wet dreams. Of course you can tweak them to suit your family’s spiritual tradition:

NOTE: Ideas for coming-of-age celebrations for boys are hard to come by. As a result the links I’ve provided tend to focus on girls.

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