In December, Leslie Dixon appeared on Women Kicking Glass, “The only radio show on OC Talk Radio dedicated to empowering women to be the best leaders they can be, in any endeavor they choose.” Host Pattie Grimm interviewed Leslie about The Birds & Bees Connection and the work we do to help parents overcome many […]
If you’re a parent of a child between the ages of 0-7, our Bodies in Motion class has you covered. In addition to in-person classes, this one is available online live or pre-recorded, and we’ve got materials to download with it!
Leslie Dixon recorded a series of Facebook Lives with “mommy blogger” Kristen Howerton of Rage Against the Minivan. In this installment, they discussed beginning the continuum of “the talk” with young children.
“I loved the class. It was very informative and my daughter felt comfortable.” — A mom “Informational and normalized the puberty process.” — A mom
“Informative, interactive, fun, light. What a great class and wonderful instructor! Thank you!” — Deborah H. “Wonderful — the very full and age-appropriate curriculum was the perfect amount of information! Great program. Great experience for mother and daughter.” — Emily “This experience was fantastic. The information was great and presented in a really fun way.” […]
“Wonderful. I enjoyed taking the class with [my daughter] to open it up for easy discussion at home.” — Jeanne G. “Very informative and intimate. Love how detailed and informational the lesson was.” — Jing B.
We love when dads make the time to take our classes with their sons. It’s a special bonding activity that has life-long benefits. Here’s one dad’s testimonial. If you haven’t already decided to take a class with your child, maybe this father talking about his experience taking Rites of Passage with his son will help. If you […]
“I have 4 children ranging from 9 years to 9 months. I grew up in a home where puberty, body changes, or sex was never talked about. I vowed to myself that I wanted to raise my children in a different more open and trusting environment. That is why I reached out to the Birds and […]
These are words I understand, yet I sometimes forget they are some of the most meaningful words that can be spoken. I have found while practicing mindfulness those words and their meaning have a much deeper impact. It’s been my daily practice to write my appreciations each night before I go to bed, as a […]
“Empowering and a great experience. It was fun and engaging and allowed for open dialogue in a safe environment.” — Lisa “Positive. It was a very comfortable setting. I liked the little 2-3 minute talks between mom-daughter.” — Rosalia E. “Very pleasant, fun and informative. Great presenter. 🙂 Thank you!” — Cecilia H. “An opening […]
Our Puber-Tween class is the first session of our flagship Rites of Passage series for 5th and 6th graders, designed especially for that age group. Most tweens in 5th and 6th grades are experiencing the beginning stages of puberty, and they require preparation for all the physical and emotional changes that will occur not only […]
Nurse Leslie breaks down our Puber-Tween class, one of the sessions in Rites of Passage that can be taken as a stand-alone.
“Fun, informative, and a bonding experience. [The educator] was a wonderful, enthusiastic, knowledgeable teacher and the group was great. Thanks!” — Jennifer F. “Very positive and educational.” — A Rites of Passage Mom
“[Our educator] was amazing! She was gentle, clear, realistic, and fun! This was a great session!” — Lucy F. “Very helpful! Very good bonding experience for me and my daughter. It encouraged her to be confident and knowledgeable about becoming a young woman.” – A Puber-Tea Mom “Very informative and a great introduction to the […]
We love to receive positive feedback from the parents (and children) who take our classes, and their expressions of gratitude and relief make our days. If you haven’t already decided to take a class with your child, maybe this father talking about his experience taking Rites of Passage with his son will help. If you have […]
(Your kids are going to learn about sex with or without you…) As someone who has taught about puberty and sexuality for 30 years, I am amazed that the denial and parental naivete around these topics is so pervasive– especially in the age of electronic devices and social media. I realize that it can be […]
Isn’t 5th grade too young for a class about puberty and reproduction? No way! By 5th grade, many young people are already experiencing puberty, and it’s important for them to understand what that means and to have empowered parents they feel comfortable turning to with questions and concerns. Rites of Passage is an age-appropriate class […]
“It will make and create a platform and open a channel of communication one-on-one rather than gaining information from friends.” — Kanika “Comfortable and gave me peace of mind during my daughter’s transition.” — Kallie F.
“Great! It has laid the groundwork for future discussions.” — John C. “Very well explained in a way that was comfortable and educational for both of us.” — Rob P. “Excellent! It was presented to initiate a difficult discussion.” — Najib S.
When you look at your 4th grade daughter, it can be hard to accept that she’s on the brink of puberty and young womanhood, but she is. Our Puber-Tea class is designed to help moms and daughters begin navigating this new phase together, giving them the language and tools they’ll need to keep a healthy […]