The Chat: Live Online Workshops

The Chat LogoWhat is The Chat?

Our goal for over three decades has stayed the same – for families to grow in confidence having conversations with each other on the topics of growing up. To date, over 90% of parents report “more confidence having conversations” with their preteen after attending The Chat.

Building upon our programming previously called Heart to Heart: For Boys and For Girls, we now offer The Chat, reflecting national standards in both live, virtual and in-person formats, accessible to boys, girls and gender-expansive youth. Families have increased access to information from a team of expert instructors in a variety of learning environments.

“How you talk to children was profound for me to hear. Your respectful, matter of fact, health and science-based way to talk to kids was amazing for me to hear. I loved how you taught children they were normal, healthy and brave.”

What will we talk about?

The Chat in-person classes and The Chat virtual workshops mirror each other: They both share the same content, and both are offered to all genders, together in the same space taught by a team of Great Conversations’ expert instructors.

A Great Conversations instructor will provide medically accurate, age-appropriate content on puberty, consent, emotions and sexual reproduction and sexuality with warmth and humor that includes instruction, video, and time for anonymous question and answer.

“Such a great program! I loved the facilitators and teachers' enthusiasm and how easy it was to have these big conversations with my daughter. I also really appreciated how you talk about boy bodies and girl bodies and all genders and experiences and how they are different and the same. It was a really inclusive, approachable program. Thank you!”

How do we register?

Click the Register button below and choose the date that best works for you. Additional content will be added over time, and classes will be repeated.


Scholarship Funds

Scholarship funds are available for all Great Conversations programs. To inquire about scholarships, email to talk to our registration team.

How do I know which format is best for my family?

Whether virtual or in-person, Great Conversations provides a fun, interactive, medically accurate, developmentally focused approach to the topics of puberty and sex for families to attend together.

The Chat Virtual offers:

  • Learning together in familiar environments like your home
  • Additional privacy for conversations with each other
  • Learning in shorter segments of information with time between workshops to process
  • Any family combination of additional adults and children – even a pet! – can attend together without additional costs.
  • Families with a younger preteen aged 9 through age 12 who might benefit from a single workshop or the entire series
  • A chance to attend a live session alongside other families in a virtual format
  • Families might include friends or family who live in another city or state.
  • Learning from a team of expert instructors

The Chat In-person offers:

  • Learning together in a classroom/auditorium space with families from the general public in the same developmental space
  • Having opportunities to hear and learn as other families talk and share with each other and interact with the instructors
  • Families with a preteen aged 10 to 12 who might benefit in learning away from a home setting with a single grown-up
  • Learning from a team of expert instructors

Additional Resources

See article, book, and website recommendations (including the books written by Great Conversations: Will Puberty Last My Whole Life? and This Is Me – A Journal For Girls). You can get updates from Great Conversations’ programs and parent talks on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Visit GreatConversations. com for more details on content for the The Chat, registration, and resources.