Can puberty be FUNNY? Let’s be honest: a lot of the things we go through in puberty are funny! Puberty can be weird and embarrassing and smelly– and funny. I’ve always believed that embracing the humor in this transitional time is critical to surviving it with a smile. I’m so glad to have had the opportunity […]
Educational! Very Informative! Made the period coming for my daughter less stressful and Scary. Thank You!!!!!! — Elise Excellent. I really liked the open forum to discuss puberty and learning proper terms for puberty. Thank you for explaining everything so well. — Jean-Marie Wonderful Experience. Looking forward to more classes so she and I can […]
Amazing. Best 2.5 hours spent on this topic. I really recommend it to 4th graders to take this class. This class gave us a great start to have conversations on puberty with my daughter. — Mitra M. Great experience with my daughter-I am glad that I did participate in this class and I highly recommend […]
One of the points Nurse Leslie is consistent on in all her classes is how important fostering good self-esteem in ourselves and our kids is. Did you know there’s a relationship between how good your kids feel and the kinds of decisions they make? It might seem obvious when put that way, but helping your […]
Another pro parenting tip from Nurse Leslie is that knowledge can help keep your kids safe. A lot of parents think that information might lead to experimentation, but the evidence says otherwise– it’s uninformed curiosity that leads to misinformation from unreliable sources and risky behaviors. Watch this video to learn more!
If keeping your kids safe is your primary priority, you might be surprised how far keeping an open dialogue goes towards supporting that. Making it safe and comfortable for your kids to come to you about anything means that you’ll be in on what they need help with from the earliest possible minute. Nurse Leslie […]
Capping our month-long conversation about consent and healthy boundaries, Nurse Leslie dives deeper on what enthusiastic, informed consent is.
“Excellent! [The educator] created a very comfortable environment where the girls weren’t scared to ask questions. And material was explained in a way the girls found informative and entertaining.” — Adriana O. “Great! Very informational but light hearted.” — Amy C. “A safe space to learn about the physical and emotional changes of puberty and […]
Talking to kids about consent and healthy boundaries is critical– a conversation that should begin young and include both boys and girls. Nurse Leslie gives parents a little guidance on how to approach this important topic in today’s video.
Are you a girl or woman with a menstrual cycle who gets frustrated or worried by the sudden changes in mood, energy and health that are linked to your hormones? Ever wish you could go back to a time when you didn’t have a menstrual cycle because the hormone fluctuations that come with it are […]
Healthy boundaries and consent are not just romantic concepts. They’re part of every healthy relationship at every age and stage. In this video, Nurse Leslie breaks that down.
“Amazing — Loved every minute. Can’t wait for the next class.” — Andrea M. “Very informative! Great information. I look forward to talking more with my daughter about what was discussed.” — Natasha R. “Great. Especially since my daughter was very reluctant. The setting was comfortable and very low stress for her. She still wiggled […]
“My Daughter is nine. How do I talk to her about consent?” Nine is so young, right? It’s not too young for a talk about consent and healthy boundaries, though. In this video, Nurse Leslie breaks down how to address these ideas with younger children, and how they apply to all kinds of relationships in […]
“Wonderful! It was insightful and entertaining — we bonded with our daughters and each other.” — Jenni F. “Very informative. We have never talked about it so it was nice to have [the educator] explain it in a way for 10-year-olds to understand.” — A Puber-Tea Mom
“A great way to introduce my daughter to the conversation of puberty. The information was presented in a fun, age appropriate way and was very entertaining. Overall, a terrific bonding experience for my daughter and I.” — Denise M. “Very beneficial! This class helped start an open dialogue with my daughter about puberty. Great segway!” […]
Due to everything that has been going on in the news lately we decided to focus on bullying and cyber bullying in February. Our Newsletters have addressed the issue through blogs, especially the one by the Cyber Safety Cop and passing on resource materials that parents can use in future conversations with their children. We’d […]
In this week’s Facebook Live, Nurse Leslie talks about how to help your kids understand setting healthy boundaries and understanding consent, beginning in early childhood & up through their teens. A must-listen (it’s kind of pixellated) for any parent!
“A great class with my daughter. Highly recommend it. Very safe environment for girls to learn.” — Cheryl “Comforting to be in a group setting. Having girls the same age discuss the upcoming changes to their body.” — Brooke C. “Very informative and educational.” — Sheila K.
Inspired by Michael Ian Black‘s opinion piece for the New York Times and a video from Next with Kyle Clark featuring an adult man reflecting on how easily he could have become a school shooter in his teens, Nurse Leslie and Leona Laurie address what we can do for boys to help with the issues […]
A mother and father in Colorado say their 10-year-old daughter committed suicide over video of a fight with an alleged bully. Preventing a tragedy like this comes down to knowing the signs and know how to respond. Ashawnty Davis, was only in fifth grade. Her parents said she was a happy girl until everything changed […]