For many girls, learning about puberty and periods is really embarrassing.
Most would and preferably avoid the issue and parents can find it challenging to give accurate information without their daughters running for the hills.
Another problem parents face is that they aren't sure of the best way to share up-to-date knowledge, so the job often falls to others, or books, to fill in.
Yet, talking to girls about how amazing puberty and periods are, is something Highlands local Charlotte Pointeaux, a trained youth mentor, women's coach and mother to three girls, is really passionate about.
"We'll be hoping to teach young women these school holidays to be confident and proud of themselves as well as their bodies," Ms Pointeaux said.
"We want them not fear anything as they begin to go through changes in puberty. I want to let them know it's normal and it's really a special part of their lives.
"It's vital that girls understand the emotional, spiritual and physical changes they're experiencing during puberty, not just the biological changes.
"What's more, when girls are taught to practice self-care to support their energy and mental well-being across the whole of their menstrual cycle, beyond hygiene matters, they learn to appreciate and celebrate their body and themselves.
"This kind of education takes a major step towards helping girls attaining equality, and greater self-confidence."
Pointeaux makes sure her teachings go beyond what girls may or may not be shown in the schooling system. With social media influence rampant, bullying and body misconceptions, these can have a dramatic affects on young minds.
"It is essential young women know how to deflect the online message that they are not enough," Ms Pointeaux said.
"They are being bombarded from all angles. It's 24/7.
"Once home from school, their phones give them no end. It's not like before mobile-phones you could go home and have a break.
"It can give them the perception that their bodies don't look quite right, they have the wrong interests or their beliefs and thoughts aren't correct.
"It's super important for girls to have positive role models and tools they can use to support themselves, well-being and resilience.
"I want them to leave the courses being able to rely on themselves, turn to themselves and have the wisdom and ability to care for themselves."
To ensure young women set off on the right path, Pointeaux has started holding "First Moon Circles" in the Highlands for girls aged 10-12.
They can learn in a safe, fun, and really positive way all they need to know to be prepared and to care for themselves and their friends.
Pointeaux loves seeing girls relax once sessions begin. She says there's a lovely moment when the girls become comfortable enough to open up and start sharing their own experiences, and ask those awkward questions they didn't feel able to ask anyone else.
"Mothers too have been really thankful for the service," Ms Pointeaux said.
"It's a way to help their daughters' confidence, and to strengthen the mother-daughter bond.
"I've been told the sessions are great experiences for all the girls involved."
Once sessions are done, the participants are given gift bags including a 'Moon Pack' of product samples.
The event wraps up with a celebratory afternoon tea with mums to share the experience, to help attendees feel able to ask questions within their families afterwards.
If you or your daughter are interested in taking part in one of Charlotte Pointeaux's classes, please make a booking at: www.charlottepointeaux.com/sacredcircles.
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