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Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red

Leslie Dixon Blog

It was Tuesday night, and my grandson and I were looking for a movie to watch on Disney+. We saw the banner for Turning Red. I had no idea what the theme was, but it looked cute. We were about five minutes in before the message became clear. By that time Mei’s panda had emerged, and I thought, “What perfect blog material!”I wondered: …

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Nurse Leslie’s Review: “He’s All That” on Netflix

Leslie Dixon Blog

It’s now become common: instead of the puberty or sex talk, parents want the “social media” talk. In many of my classes, social media has become an integral part of the curriculum, due to parents’ concerns about situations facing young people today. My updated approach is to challenge both the kids and parents with potential scenarios that can influence and impact …

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Leslie’s On “The Rag”

The Birds & Bees Connection Blog

Our founder, Leslie Dixon, is the guest on the latest episode of “The Rag: Period Posse Podcast.”  The Rag is a podcast that is all about digging into the taboos and making the mysterious a lil more friendly! About half the world experiences menstruation, but for some reason, we treat periods like a spooky secret. No more! Born from the Period …

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Blossom Blossoms

The Birds & Bees Connection Blog

In search of something to watch on TV, and admittedly desperate for something new, I stumbled across a rerun of Blossom, the TV show from the ‘90s. In this episode Blossom gets her first period. Right up my alley! In the first scene, we see Blossom shopping for tampons and trying to be as invisible as possible. The checkout clerk …

Puber-Tea Testimonials, September 2018

Leslie Dixon Testimonials

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 learn about her body in …

Keep Your Kids Safe by Keeping an Open Dialogue

Video: Keep Your Kids Safe by Keeping an Open Dialogue

Leslie Dixon Blog

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 breaks down why talking to …

Puber-Tea Testimonials, March 2018

Leslie Dixon Testimonials

“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 to set-up an open communication …

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How to Harness Your Hormones: A Guest Post from Hormonology® Founder Gabrielle Lichterman

Leslie Dixon Blog

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 so annoying or they make …

Puber-Tea Testimonials, March 2018

Leslie Dixon Testimonials

“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 a lot but learned something …

Puber-Tea Testimonials, March 2018

Leslie Dixon Testimonials

“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!” — Kim C. “Enlightening. I …