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 […]
Is the topic of menstruation taboo in some cultures? A mother came to me at the end of her daughter’s Puber-Tea class and thanked me for talking about this topic. She grew up in the Philippines, and no one discussed puberty and periods during her childhood. She had no knowledge about what was happening to […]
Did you know that STRESS is one of the three major contributors to the alarming rise in early-onset puberty? Nurse Leslie will fill you in in this short video.
“Amazing. My daughter had a chance to ask questions. She is no longer shy about the subject. I wish my mom talked to me or took me to a class like this when I was growing up.” — Mehrnaz B. “Very enlightening and I feel much more comfortable about talking about puberty. Thank you!” — […]
Nurse Leslie and Marketing Director Leona Laurie talk about the connection between bullying and self-esteem in this 23-minute Facebook Live video. Some resources mentioned in this video: Delaney Ruston’s Screenagers movie Bodies in Motion, our class for parents of young children Nurse Leslie’s private coaching sessions Additional resources Emailing Nurse Leslie with questions
“It is good for my daughter and me. When she asked about periods, I sometimes could not explain well but this helped her to understand.” — Young K. “A bonding mother-daughter learning experience that are common and yet a special moment as the body goes through many changes. A safe place to share and spend […]
“Great way to discuss a difficult subject and bond with my daughter.” — Julie “Very open and comfortable for the girls. They were able to ask questions to understand. Great leader of the talk!” — Geraldine S. “A chance to comfort her about the changes ahead and to give her the girft of a safe […]
Nurse Leslie talks stressing less with Leona Laurie, Marketing Director for The Birds & Bees Connection. Leaning in to Leslie’s point that laughter is a great de-stressor, they spend less than 20 minutes breaking down ways stress affects families, how it contributes to bringing puberty on earlier and ways you can reduce stress in your […]
“Amazing. There were things that I forgot happened. I recommend this class for everyone. I can’t wait for the next class.” — Jacque “The experience of taking Puber-Tea with my daughter was a great experience. Leslie is so knowledgeable. Her style of presentation put everyone at ease and made the girls feel comfortable with asking […]
“Amazing. There were things that I forgot happened. I recommend this class for everyone. I can’t wait for the next class.” — Jacque “A great experience. [The educator] is so knowledgeable. Her style of presentation put everyone at ease and made the girls feel comfortable with asking questions. She covered a lot of material in […]
“Enjoyable. I appreciate the breadth of the course from hygiene to anatomy beyond hormones alone. Thank you.” — a Puber-Tea mom “A nice and insightful presentation of information. The delivery was perfect and gentle. She was awesome.” — a Puber-Tea mom
“So important to support my daughter and her friends during this change of life. [Our educator] was so helpful giving me the correct language to talk to her.” — Nicole T. “Meaningful. Felt lucky to share this experience with my daughter!” — A mom
“Wonderful! I’m glad she is prepared for this.” — Robyn P. “A great way for her to learn about this subject. Great presentation!” — Kristi D. “Educational and safe environment for girls to learn about changes with their body.” — a Puber-Tea mom
“Great info — keeping it interesting and light. Great sense of humor and letting girls talk and share. Thank you!” — A mom
“Great! It’s a great way to introduce puberty to my daughter.” — A mom
“I loved how close we felt and really liked the close communication.” — Christine M.
It’s a brand new year and for many an opportunity to begin a fresh start. New resolutions are made and many are challenging themselves to make self-improvements whether it be to eat healthier, lose weight, etc. However, after a long holiday break students may return to school with anxiety and stress. Trying to keep up […]
“A time to bond and build our relationship for a stronger line of communication. [My daughter] learned that feet growing bigger is part of puberty.” — Vanessa U. “Wonderful! I learned a lot!” — M. Lissette F.
One mom shares a brief appreciation for our Rites of Passage class, which she took with her daughter and loved!
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation.” ~ Audre Lorde It’s January 1st. You turn on the television, and what do you see? Commercial after commercial about losing weight and getting fit. Either you sign up for a food program, fitness video or throw your hands up and say, “What’s the use!?” It’s […]