“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 […]
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, Founder and Executive Director of the Birds & Bees Connection, will appear on the “Women Kicking Glass” radio show this Friday, December 22nd. Listen at OCTalkRadio.biz at 10:00 a.m. to catch host Pattie Grimm talking with Ms. Dixon about the positive things parents are doing to successfully raise their children, stress points women […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
As a credentialed high school counselor I’ve been trained in all aspects of counseling – personal, social-emotional, academic, career, but I never thought that a large portion of my time and energy would be focused on crisis response. With pressure to go to a “good college,” fitting in, finding yourself and social media reminding users […]
Kids’ questions are more varied and diverse than only being about “s-e-x.” And as I’ve said many times before, the earlier you start talking with your child, the easier it’s going to be and the more willing your child will be to come to you with their questions and concerns. However, it is never too […]
As I write this I’m lounging by the pool of a private villa in Cabo San Lucas Mexico, music playing in the background, fruity drink in my hand and wearing a bikini for the first time in 30 years. Now this is not a normal part of my life but what a perfect place to […]
On Saturday, August 12, the Birds & Bees Connection attended two great events at the same time: MommyCon OC and the Girl Scouts of Orange County Volunteer Conference. Founder and Executive Director Leslie Dixon spoke at MommyCon to a room full of eager parents (and more than a few infants and toddlers), while General Manager […]
The Birds & Bees Connection will be out and about this Saturday, and we hope to see you! Founder and Executive Director Leslie Dixon will be speaking at MommyCon in Costa Mesa, as well as meeting attendees at a booth in the exhibitor’s area, and two of our educators will be on the scene at […]
Book any private parent-child class before September 30th and receive cash back OR 50% off the price of tuition for yourself and your child! If you sign up to host a private class with the Birds & Bees Connection by September 30th, you’ll get your choice of 25% of your tuition back in cash, or […]
Our fearless leader, Leslie Dixon, sits down with blogger Kristen Howerton to talk about preparing girls for healthy adolescence free from sexual shame– and more!