In this class, students will learn:
- What girls experience in puberty (breast development, growth, skin changes, menstruation, nutrition and sleep needs)
- What boys experience in puberty
- Social issues and decision making
- Sexuality and sexual reproduction
This two-part class is recommended for girls 10 to 12 years old and a parent or trusted adult. The sessions focus on what the child and parent should expect as girls begin adolescence.
The goal is to create an opportunity for pre-teens and adults to receive information together in an engaging format and relaxed atmosphere. We emphasize family communication and resources to support young people on their journey through adolescence.
Every family will receive the book Will Puberty Last My Whole Life?, written by the creators of Great Conversations, Julie Metzger RN, MN, and Rob Lehman, MD. The book complements the curriculum of the class and gives families an opportunity to continue the conversation on these important topics at home.
For questions about registration for a For Girls class, please email Great Conversations or call 206-789-2306.
Scholarships are available to class attendees. For more information please email Great Conversations or call 206-789-2306.
For information about For Girls classes offered in other locations in the Puget Sound area, visit GreatConversations.com or call 206-789-2306
This class is sponsored by Seattle Children's, in partnership with Great Conversations. In Bellevue, classes are offered also in collaboration with Overlake Medical Center.
For a list of helpful references and websites, please view our resource guide.
- $80 per registered class for one child and one accompanying adult; $60 per additional child