Unique parent/child courses dealing with puberty, adolescence and more.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Birds & Bees Connection, an agency founded in 2002 that specializes in opening dialogues between parents and their adolescent and pre-adolescent children about “tricky” subjects, is now offering in-person and online classes in Michigan. Founded in Southern California by Registered Nurse Leslie Dixon, the Birds & Bees Connection’s unique approach is designed to empower parents as their children’s primary sex educators while simultaneously empowering children with good self-esteem and critical thinking skills.
Courses range from a parents-only class (Bodies in Motion) targeted to parents of children aged seven and younger, through the pre-teen and teen years with Puber-Tea, Guy Talk and Rites of Passage and beyond with 4-Teens.
Now available in person in Rochester Hills, MI, and the surrounding area is Puber-Tea, the agency’s single-session course for mothers and their daughters (aged eight-to-10). Taught by area resident and education professional Kim Pharmer, this engaging 2½ hour course covers the basic physical and emotional changes that are associated with the onset of puberty. Puber-Tea creates a bond between mothers and daughters, making the transition into adolescence much easier for both.
The Birds & Bees Connections other courses are currently available online, and can be accessed from anywhere in the United States. The agency hopes to introduce additional in-person offerings in Michigan within the next year.
Says Leslie Dixon, founder of the Birds & Bees Connection: “We are so happy to have Kim on our team and bringing Puber-Tea to a new region of mothers and daughters. It is so critical for parents to be the people their kids turn to when they have questions or concerns, and this course contributes to creating that safe space for an ongoing dialogue that should ease the concerns of the teen years.”
The Birds & Bees Connection is based in Aliso Viejo, CA, and has helped thousands of parents and their children in the last 15 years. They believe that by educating both parents and children in an engaging, comfortable manner, and by providing accurate information that fosters an open channel of communication about topics that might otherwise be difficult to broach, the experience students have will translate into good decision-making throughout adolescence.
Kim Pharmer earned her teaching certificate in Elementary Education from Western Michigan University in 1998. She began her professional career teaching first grade. After several years of classroom teaching she pursued her passion for teaching Language Arts by earning her Master’s Degree in Language Arts and Reading from Oakland University. From there, she began a nine year career as an elementary Literacy Coach where she coached students and staffs on the best practices of teaching Language Arts within the classroom. Kim lives in Rochester Hills, Michigan, with her husband, Justin, and three children.
For more information about the Birds & Bees Connection and upcoming online or in-person classes, please visit www.birdsnbeesconnection.com.