Can puberty be FUNNY? Let’s be honest: a lot of the things we go through in puberty are funny! Puberty can be weird and embarrassing and smelly– and funny. I’ve always believed that embracing the humor in this transitional time is critical to surviving it with a smile. I’m so glad to have had the opportunity […]
One of the points Nurse Leslie is consistent on in all her classes is how important fostering good self-esteem in ourselves and our kids is. Did you know there’s a relationship between how good your kids feel and the kinds of decisions they make? It might seem obvious when put that way, but helping your […]
Another pro parenting tip from Nurse Leslie is that knowledge can help keep your kids safe. A lot of parents think that information might lead to experimentation, but the evidence says otherwise– it’s uninformed curiosity that leads to misinformation from unreliable sources and risky behaviors. Watch this video to learn more!
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 […]
Capping our month-long conversation about consent and healthy boundaries, Nurse Leslie dives deeper on what enthusiastic, informed consent is.
Talking to kids about consent and healthy boundaries is critical– a conversation that should begin young and include both boys and girls. Nurse Leslie gives parents a little guidance on how to approach this important topic in today’s video.
Due to everything that has been going on in the news lately we decided to focus on bullying and cyber bullying in February. Our Newsletters have addressed the issue through blogs, especially the one by the Cyber Safety Cop and passing on resource materials that parents can use in future conversations with their children. We’d […]
In this week’s Facebook Live, Nurse Leslie talks about how to help your kids understand setting healthy boundaries and understanding consent, beginning in early childhood & up through their teens. A must-listen (it’s kind of pixellated) for any parent!
Inspired by Michael Ian Black‘s opinion piece for the New York Times and a video from Next with Kyle Clark featuring an adult man reflecting on how easily he could have become a school shooter in his teens, Nurse Leslie and Leona Laurie address what we can do for boys to help with the issues […]
Did you know that STRESS is one of the three major contributors to the alarming rise in early-onset puberty? Nurse Leslie will fill you in in this short video.
Nurse Leslie and Marketing Director Leona Laurie talk about the connection between bullying and self-esteem in this 23-minute Facebook Live video. Some resources mentioned in this video: Delaney Ruston’s Screenagers movie Bodies in Motion, our class for parents of young children Nurse Leslie’s private coaching sessions Additional resources Emailing Nurse Leslie with questions
In this moment of #metoo and #timesup, perhaps the most challenging accusation many of us have talked about is the one “Grace” made about Aziz Ansari on Babe’s website. Although it may be tempting to give Ansari a pass because he’s likable, or because his behavior in the situation described was “typical,” or because we […]
Nurse Leslie talks stressing less with Leona Laurie, Marketing Director for The Birds & Bees Connection. Leaning in to Leslie’s point that laughter is a great de-stressor, they spend less than 20 minutes breaking down ways stress affects families, how it contributes to bringing puberty on earlier and ways you can reduce stress in your […]
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.
Nurse Leslie breaks down our Puber-Tween class, one of the sessions in Rites of Passage that can be taken as a stand-alone.
(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 […]
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 […]