Child Development and Parenting

Mothers of Sons and Dads of Daughters

These talks occur twice a year.

Mothers of Sons

November 4, 2021, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

This class will be facilitated online via Zoom. 
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A parent talk just for mothers of sons facilitated by Julie Metzger, founder of Great Conversations. This parent talk gives moms a unique opportunity to explore their relationship with their son while answering some of the questions around their son's physical, emotional, social development. Julie will be joined by Peter Metzger, MD, a pediatrician with Pediatrics Northwest in Tacoma, Washington. Julie Metzger RN, MN is the creator of Great Conversations whose programs are a rite-of-passage in the Pacific Northwest and San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years.  Julie will bring her expertise and the research to discuss real life ways to strengthen your relationship with your son. Julie is the co-author of the book "Will Puberty Last My Whole Life? Real Answers to Real Questions by Preteens on Puberty, Sex, and Other Growing-up Stuff" and the author of "This is Me - a Journal for Girls."  A popular speaker, she has been featured in the New York Times and on the TODAY show.

This event is for grown-ups: parents and adults who support and teach preteens and teens only (not with children).

Dads of Daughters

October 28, 2021, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

This class will be facilitated online via Zoom.
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Dads! There is nothing quite like being a dad of a daughter. Becoming more aware of what your preteen/teen daughter is experiencing physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively will give you tools to support and communicate more confidently.    Julie Metzger RN, MN will bring her 30-plus years of experience working with families of girls to the conversation in this popular parent talk. Julie's work has been featured in the New York Times and the TODAY show. Julie is the creator/founder of Great Conversations whose programs for families of preteens have been a rite-of-passage in the Pacific Northwest and San Francisco Bay Area for decades.  Julie Metzger is the co-author of "Will Puberty Last My Whole Life? Real Answers to Real Questions Asked by Preteens on Body Changes, Sex, and Other Growing Up Stuff" and the author of "This is Me - a Journal for Girls."

This event is for grown-ups: parents and adults who support and teach preteens and teens only (not with children).