leslie dixon mommycon oc 2017

Notes from the Field: MommyCon OC and the Girl Scouts Volunteer Conference

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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 and Educator Hiromi Hiraoka and …

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Orange County! Come See Us Saturday at MommyCon and the Girl Scout Volunteer Conference!

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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 the Girl Scout Volunteer Conference …

back to school 2017

Back to School Special 2017

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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 50% off tuition for your …

Anniversary Release

Looking Back on 15 Years of The Birds & Bees Connection

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On one level, the past 15 years have gone quickly, yet when I think back to everything I’ve accomplished, it seems like forever. Fifteen years ago I was a school nurse at a private school in Orange County, spending most of my time putting Band-Aids and ice packs on boo-boos. Besides my nursing duties, I also taught many of the …

Anniversary Release

Birds & Bees Connection Celebrates 15th Anniversary

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OC agency has offered parent-child classes on adolescence, puberty & more since 2002 Aliso Viejo, CA: The Birds & Bees Connection, which was founded in Costa Mesa and is currently based in Aliso Viejo, has been helping parents with “The Talk” since 2002. Founded by Registered Nurse, and former school nurse, Leslie Dixon, the agency has helped thousands of parents …

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence & Self-Esteem: A Foundation for Healthy Decision Making

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A Guest Post from Host and Executive Producer of The Parenting Hour at KUCI, Kerri Rhodes Your daughter has breast buds, and your son has a few stray armpit hairs. Happened fast, right? You’re probably thinking about how you’re going to handle all of the physical changes and emerging sexual feelings that your budding tweenager is going to experience. But …

Yoga for Kids, a Guest Post from Kat Lee Shull

Yoga for Kids, a Guest Post from Kat Lee Shull

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At a time when kids’ bodies and brains are undergoing the dramatic transition from child to adult, yoga can offer both physical and emotional support. One of the key points of all styles of yoga is being present with your body. This is especially important when one’s body is changing, doing unfamiliar things, and feeling new sensations. Yoga provides a …

Hot! Hot! Hot! Summer Dealz—15th Anniversary Style!

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The Birds & Bees Connection is CELEBRATING, and you’re invited! In honor of our 15th Anniversary, we’ve rolled back prices on our July and August classes! Email us at info@birdsnbeesconnection.com now to host the following great classes at these not-seen-since-2002 prices! Puber-Tea  $45 per couple  $65 per family (minimum of 7 moms, paid at least two weeks prior) Includes a …

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A guest post about the documentary “Screenagers,” from Birds & Bees Connection educator Susan Patcha

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I recently had an opportunity to view the documentary Screenagers at my children’s middle school. Our principal encouraged parental attendance and inviting our friends to come. I watched the trailer on Facebook and was intrigued to see more. Mother and Pediatrician Delaney Ruston narrates her journey with her teens, particularly her 12-year-old daughter, Tessa. It all started with the desire …

Rebecca Woolf Pans Film

Rebecca Woolf’s Feminist Take on Peter Pan Hopes for Greenlight via Kickstarter

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This post, by our Marketing Director, Leona Laurie, originally appeared on GeekGirlAuthority.com. We requested permission to republish it because the film Rebecca Woolf is trying to make deals with bullying, sexual assault and a number of other issues relevant to our courses.  You may know Rebecca Woolf because of her popular “mommy blog,” Girl’s Gone Child. Or maybe you’ve read …

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Video: Nurse Leslie talks The Bridge

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The Bridge is a two-week course that strengthens parent/teen communication. The topics covered will help both parent and teen adjust and succeed during the middle school years. With this information teens will feel more empowered and prepared to succeed and parents will feel more in control.  Watch the video below to learn more from Nurse Leslie!