Youth Mentoring, Menarche & Teen Support with Amanda Rootsey : Episode 220

by | May 31, 2023 | Menstrual Cycle Tips, Periods, Relationships, Well Woman Podcast | 0 comments

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Did you feel supported as a teenager or tween going through menarche? Who was in your corner during that pivotal transformational time in your life? For many youth, they do not have an adult or mentor in their life that they can turn to and feel comfortable opening up about their experience. This is why youth mentoring and teen support is so important.

Amanda Rootsey has helped countless teens and tweens to become confident adults. She leads an award-winning online youth mentoring training and is passionate about teens feeling supported through menarche and menstruation.

Amanda and I talk about the importance of mentoring young teens and tweens, when menarche actually begins, what youth mentoring can look like, how Amanda leads her youth mentoring circles, the value that mentoring can have on teenagers and tweens, and her top tips and recommendations for adults and parents.



Meet Our Podcast Guest:

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Amanda Rootsey is the author of Shine from Within; a teen girl’s guide to life (Hay House), a youth mentor and a certified life and business coach. Through her holistic training school in Australia, Shine From Within, Amanda has helped thousands of teens and tweens to develop their confidence and now trains adults around the world to be inspiring youth mentors through the award-winning online Youth Mentor Training.

Amanda has appeared on The Today Show (Channel 9), been interviewed on morning radio and many podcasts and has been mentioned as a ‘game-changer’ in The Collective magazine, an ‘all round advocate for Mother Earth’ by Peppermint Magazine and has appeared in countless other publications including CLEO, Vogue Australia, Nature & Health and Wellbeing Magazine.

It was a 2-year battle with cancer in her mid-twenties that changed Amanda’s perspective on life and inspired her to go vegan, simplify (living off-the-grid in a shipping container for over a year), start meditating, enjoy each moment and encourage youth to ditch the people-pleasing, embrace who they are and shine from within!

Youth Mentoring, Menarche & Teen Support with Amanda Rootsey _ Episode 220
In this episode we chat about:
      • About Amanda and her background (6:43)
      • When the beginning of menstruation and menarche is (17:39)
      • Amanda’s recommendations for youth mentors and parents (20:52)
      • How Amanda leads her youth mentoring circles (36:55)
      • What mentoring teens and tweens can look like (46:51)
      • Top tips and recommendations (52:22)

Connect with our Guest: 

Website: Instagram: @amandarootsey and @shinefromwithinhq Facebook: @shinefromwithin  

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Until next time beautiful!
Get connected, listen to your body and remember; body confidence all begins with living in tune with your menstrual cycle.

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