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For Parents and Tweens (ages 10-12) ~ Girls and boys are taught separately.
A four-week interactive series that addresses the challenging questions tweens face during puberty in a fun and engaging manner. It prepares tweens for adolescence by generating an open dialogue and helps them to understand that they’re not alone on the journey to growing up.
This series of classes gives parents the foundation and necessary tools to continue open conversations in the future. That open dialogue creates a strong bond between parent and tween.
Some of the topics discussed include but are not limited to:
- Peer Pressure
- Self Image
- Social Media
Rites of Passage is taught by a certified Birds & Bees Connection Educator using our copyrighted guidebooks. Parents attend all sessions; tweens attend all but the first session.
Session 1 – Parent-only night (2 hours)
We go over the entire curriculum, answer any questions, address any concerns, and update parents with some current vital statistics.
Session 2 – Puber-Tween (2 ½-hours) — also offered as a stand-alone class
We go over puberty (what is it? – physical and emotional changes; what causes it? – genes and hormones), nutrition, hygiene, anatomy*. This class is similar to Puber-Tea/Guy Talk, however topics covered are age-appropriate. It is a review of some of the information with the addition of an interactive activity.
*In this class boys are taught male anatomy and girls female. In the girls’ class there is a lesson on periods, and they make a puberty prep bag out of a “cute little charming purse” (a cosmetic bag) and practice making makeshift sanitary pads out of toilet paper.
Session 3 – Self-Esteem/Peer Pressure/Social Media (2 ½-hours) — also offered as the stand-alone class Self Esteem and Social Media
The class is split into two parts. We address self-esteem during the first half and social media during the second. The topic of peer pressure is addressed throughout, as it relates to both topics. We offer this class as a father-daughter session.
Session 4 – Where Babies Come From (2 ½-hours) — also offered with Puber-Tween as a two-session stand-alone class
We cover male and female reproductive anatomy*, sexual intercourse, fetal development and relationships. The conversation regarding sexual intercourse is very brief and is only discussed within the context of a husband and wife preparing for a child.
*In the girls’ class, female reproductive anatomy is reviewed and male reproductive anatomy covered, conversely the opposite is addressed in the male class.