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, […]
Inside the Tween / Teen Brain is a powerful, 90-minute presentation for parents. The presentation covers current research being conducted into how the development of the brain impacts the physical and hormonal development of the tween and teen. We are currently in the process of translating it into our first digital (streaming or pre-recorded) offering, […]
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is an annual observance that sheds light on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls. Every year on March 10, and throughout the month of March, national and community organizations come together to show support for women and girls impacted by HIV and AIDS. This […]
The brain is an amazing, tangled mess with the consistency of Jell-O. Unfortunately, that tangled mess can drive the parent of an adolescent crazy. Here are some quotes from parents I’ve taught: “Why can’t they just do their homework without me constantly asking?” “Why do I have to repeat myself a hundred times?” “I really […]
Inside the Tween / Teen Brain is a powerful two-hour presentation for parents that covers the current research being conducted around the physical and hormonal development of the tween and teen brain. Please click here to learn more!
Leslie Dixon introduces our newest course for 5th and 6th graders: Puber-Tween. Puber-Tween is designed for older tweens to help them cope with the physical and emotional changes they are currently experiencing. This class helps them understand these changes are perfectly normal and that everyone goes through them. Learn more HERE!
As I mentioned in the first post in this series, the three culprits behind early onset puberty identified by Louise Greenspan, MD, and Julianna Deardorff, Ph.D. in The New Puberty are: obesity, the environment and stress. Armed with this new knowledge, parents can become more strategic about how to address issues that might impact their […]
As in past generations, the issues of drugs and alcohol as well as early sexual involvement are issues young people are facing. Today’s young people are also challenged by social media, lack of self-esteem, depression and behaviors such as using drugs and alcohol, eating disorders and early sexual involvement. Is there a greater risk for […]
For years I’ve noticed the onset of puberty happening earlier and earlier. Parents have asked me why, and I’ve shared what I knew, always adding that further research needed to be done. The New Puberty, by Louise Greenspan, MD, and Julianna Deardorff, Ph.D., offers exactly that– a wealth of well-researched information for parents to help […]
February 1, 2017, is the 31st annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, and this year’s theme is “Expanding Opportunity.” According to the official website: “National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) began in 1987 as a special day in our nation’s capital to recognize women’s sports. The day united premiere organizations and […]
The constant when I speak to most parents is how to have “the talk” with their children. “When should I have the talk? What should I say or not say?” Their questions and concerns go on and on. I smile because I’ve taught parents how to talk to their kids about puberty, adolescence and sex […]
In this video, Birds & Bees Connection founder Leslie Dixon talks about Self-Esteem & Social Media, available as a stand-alone class or as part of our Rites of Passage series.
Many parents feel that as long as they take one of our first classes, Puber-Tea or Guy Talk, they are totally set for puberty and adolescence. Some parents believe all their kids need are the basics and that that should tide them over until they reach adulthood. Many parents tend to rely on school to […]
2016: It was a very good year… Although 2016 has had some history-making issues that have a lot of people eager to see it in their rear-view mirrors, The Birds & Bees Connection has enjoyed a few milestones this year that we’d like to share as we reflect and prepare to move forward. Here are […]