Childhood Ceremonies for Both Boys and Girls

Among some traditional Native North American peoples, certain major childhood transitions, such as the spirit quest, were shared by boys and girls. Both boys and girls aged 6-10 were initiated among the traditional Hopi (Goldfrank, 1945/1964). The ritual, which involved being publicly whipped by masked men representing the gods was anticipated and feared by the children. Girls were not whipped as severely as boys, who were often left with bleeding wounds, yet the traumatic nature of the event was shared by all the initiates.

Pregnancy And Childbirth

Pregnancy And Childbirth

If Pregnancy Is Something That Frightens You, It's Time To Convert Your Fear Into Joy. Ready To Give Birth To A Child? Is The New Status Hitting Your State Of Mind? Are You Still Scared To Undergo All The Pain That Your Best Friend Underwent Just A Few Days Back? Not Convinced With The Answers Given By The Experts?

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