One of the most pivotal moments in our lives often revolves around becoming a woman after getting your period, but does that mean that a woman loses her childhood after it? This Children’s Day, we’re taking you through the experience of what growing up felt like, through the eyes of Parul Bansal.
“As blissful as childhood can be, no one in the current generation is uninformed”.
Parul explains how her family knew that mom needed space on days that seemed more stressful than the rest.
After moving to a boarding school years later, things became more clearer with the arrival of her period.
Being 15, away from family and menstrual didn’t mean she was stuck in a rut. “It felt like just another add-on to me. Yes, it was a bit tough to manage but it never stopped me from being goofy or suddenly becoming more serious“.
Often we get caught up with the idea that physical maturity means mental maturity too. While that does take place as a natural part of our development, it doesn’t happen overnight and definitely not as forced as it sounds.
“I’m still as playful and curious as when I was a child. It’s a part of my personal DNA that I don’t think I will ever lose“.