OC agency has offered parent-child classes on adolescence, puberty & more since 2002 Aliso Viejo, CA: The Birds & Bees Connection, which was founded in Costa Mesa and is currently based in Aliso Viejo, has been helping parents with “The Talk” since 2002. Founded by Registered Nurse, and former school nurse, Leslie Dixon, the agency […]
The Birds & Bees Connection is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Instead of sending a card, we’d love for you to share your personal story of how your parents gave you “the talk.” Just record a short video, upload it to Vimeo, Instagram or YouTube and share it with us via the link below, […]
A Guest Post from Host and Executive Producer of The Parenting Hour at KUCI, Kerri Rhodes Your daughter has breast buds, and your son has a few stray armpit hairs. Happened fast, right? You’re probably thinking about how you’re going to handle all of the physical changes and emerging sexual feelings that your budding tweenager […]
At a time when kids’ bodies and brains are undergoing the dramatic transition from child to adult, yoga can offer both physical and emotional support. One of the key points of all styles of yoga is being present with your body. This is especially important when one’s body is changing, doing unfamiliar things, and feeling […]
I heard a presentation by the nonprofit Fight the New Drug at Fountain Valley High School as a part of an Eagle Scout project. I was very impressed by the presentation and how much they taught me. They covered three main topics: porn is addictive, porn kills love and porn harms society. The presenter shared […]
Our brave leader joins Rage Against the Minivan’s Kristen Howerton for another installment of their Facebook Live series of conversations about “the talk” and all the things that go along with it. This time: talking with teenagers!
The Birds & Bees Connection is CELEBRATING, and you’re invited! In honor of our 15th Anniversary, we’ve rolled back prices on our July and August classes! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org now to host the following great classes at these not-seen-since-2002 prices! Puber-Tea $45 per couple $65 per family (minimum of 7 moms, paid at least […]
I recently had an opportunity to view the documentary Screenagers at my children’s middle school. Our principal encouraged parental attendance and inviting our friends to come. I watched the trailer on Facebook and was intrigued to see more. Mother and Pediatrician Delaney Ruston narrates her journey with her teens, particularly her 12-year-old daughter, Tessa. It […]
Martinis & Chocolate is a fun way to spend the evening in the company of other women while educating yourself about perimenopause and menopause symptoms, current information and a wide range of choices when it comes to dealing with the “pause.” Joke and laugh as we examine a holistic approach to taking care of our […]
This post, by our Marketing Director, Leona Laurie, originally appeared on GeekGirlAuthority.com. We requested permission to republish it because the film Rebecca Woolf is trying to make deals with bullying, sexual assault and a number of other issues relevant to our courses. You may know Rebecca Woolf because of her popular “mommy blog,” Girl’s Gone […]
Leslie Dixon and blogger Kristen Howerton are doing weekly Facebook Live sessions on Kristen’s Facebook Page to talk about issues related to educating kids about sex, adolescence, puberty and all the topics we touch on at The Birds & Bees Connection. Here’s their latest conversation, and you can see more on Kristen’s Facebook Page HERE!
A guest post from Joo Han, Holistic Health Coach It’s not always easy feeding a child who has an allergy, as well as being a picky eater. I have my struggles too, with my youngest. He’s not very fond of vegetables, so we work together to make vegetables more palatable. Here’s a couple things I’ve tried with […]
This guest post from Kendra Cannoy originally appeared on CoachKendraCannoy.com. I know, I know. Moms have a ton on their plates already. Moms who work outside the home have more. Single moms have more. There are a lot of kinds of moms out there who already have a ton to stay on top of without […]
The Bridge is a two-week course that strengthens parent/teen communication. The topics covered will help both parent and teen adjust and succeed during the middle school years. With this information teens will feel more empowered and prepared to succeed and parents will feel more in control. Watch the video below to learn more from Nurse Leslie!
In this video, our founder Leslie Dixon talks about our 4Teens class. 4Teens is a two-week course that creates a strong foundation and improves communication skills between parent and teen. This course develops the teen’s critical thinking skills leading to better life choices in the future. The course also empowers parents to feel more confident parenting […]
When I ask parents what grade they were in when they learned about Sexually Transmitted Diseases, most say, “around ninth grade.” That means that these parents typically learned about STDs when they were 14 or 15. Unfortunately, although the current average age at which young people are having vaginal intercourse for the first time is […]
April is STD Awareness Month, and since I’ve been in the sexual health field for more than 30 years, I feel I’m more than qualified to share a bit of history pertaining to STDs. In reality they’ve probably been around since the beginning of time. Like everything else they began as bacteria and spores, which […]
Sunday, April 2, 2017, is World Autism Awareness Day. Also happening in April: Sesame Street, the long-running and much-loved television series, is welcoming Julia, a young Muppet with red hair, green eyes, a toy rabbit– and autism. The character already exists in print and digital storybooks as part of an initiative called Sesame Street And Autism: […]
A guest post from Joo Han, Holistic Health Coach Medial professionals recommend certain nutrients to support tweens during puberty. I am not a medical professional, but as a Holistic Health Coach and a mom of two I believe these recommendations are most helpful. Proteins Clean protein builds, maintains and repairs the tissues in your body. […]
A guest post from Joo Han, Holistic Health Coach During infancy, your child’s first growth spurt, he or she needed nutrient-dense foods to help support his or her rapid growth into the active, bright child he or she is today. What I like to call “the second growth spurt” takes place during the tween years, […]