Our Healthy Chats seminars are open to mothers, aunts, grandmothers, step-mothers, mentors, and the treasured girls in their lives. Healthy Chats enables you to take advantage of the physical changes of puberty as an opportunity to learn, share, and be proactive in every aspect of a girl’s life.
Healthy Chats for Girls Agenda:
Introduction: Our instructors introduce themselves, overview the format of the class, and give any other necessary announcements. Both mothers and daughters have an opportunity to introduce each other.
Consists of an approximate 30 minute slide presentation on the stages of puberty. These are:
- Breast Development
- Body Hair/Odor
- Mood Swings/ Emotional Changes
- Menstruation – Having your Period
These concepts are presented in a fun, sensitive manner that stresses the normal process of growth and development that girls experience. There is also a brief, age-appropriate review about the facts of life, “the birds and the bees.” The basic information at this age includes:
- Where do babies come from?
- How to they get out?
Prior to a snack break, mothers and daughters have the opportunity to anonymously write questions and hand them in on the provided cards. These cards are collected and reviewed during the second half of the workshop. Moms are also asked to complete an inspirational sentence for their daughters to be read back at the end of the seminar by the instructor.
During the break, the instructor will gather with the mothers and review whether or not to continue the story in part 2 of the seminar as it pertains to:
- How do babies get in? / What is Sex?
All mothers must be in agreement if they want the instructor to provide this explanation. To help them decide, the instructor reviews what she will be saying with the group of mothers.
In addition to addressing questions placed in the question box, the group is encouraged to participate by contributing personal anecdotes, etc. One of the goals of the seminar is to show these young girls that their mothers are their best resource. During this half of the presentation, the group is shown different sanitary products (no specific affiliations to any company), how to use and dispose of them, etc.
If the mothers have agreed upon it, the instructor will conclude the seminar with the story of conception (what is sex.)
Each girl receives a “Growing Up” gift bag containing sample products, the booklet “Puberty for Girls”, a journal, and other token items.
The seminar concludes by reading back to the group the often touching statements that the mothers have written on their cards.
- Class Size Minimum: 10 Mother-Daughter couples; Maximum of 25 couples
- Date: Weekend afternoons or Friday evenings – other days may be available
- Time: 2 1/2 Hours (+/- 15 mins.) depending on length of Q&A, snack time, etc.
- Fee: $60.00 per mother-daughter pair; $30 per extra person/sibling
To arrange Healthy Chats for Girls for your own in-home or group seminar presentation, contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kindly allow 2-3 weeks to schedule an in-home seminar.
What you’ll achieve alongside your daughter…
- Mothers – Come review of all the information you need to know to share with your daughter about Puberty
- Learn – what is age appropriate for her age and become your daughter’s resource for information
- Experience a fun couple of hours with your daughter and her friends
- Create a bond and an experience that neither of you will ever forget
- Consult with the presenters and get accurate health information
- Girls get a fun gift bag
THESE SEMINARS ARE LOTS OF FUN – FOR MOTHERS AS WELL AS FOR DAUGHTERS!
Dear Dr. de Freitas,
I can’t thank you enough for the seminar yesterday afternoon for Nicole and me. It was a very special afternoon and a very special topic that you explained just perfectly. You made the “subject” easy for the girls to understand while taking the awkwardness out of it. It is a day Nicole and I will treasure forever.
Dr. de Freitas presented her Mother-Daughter seminar to our 5th grade Girl Scout troop at one of our homes. I believe the comfortable environment and the age and maturity of the girls helped us to have a productive and meaningful presentation. Dr. de Freitas has very kind and understanding nature, which was very helpful when being presented material which was very sensitive to most of our girls.
Solana Beach, CA
Girls Scout Troop #1217
Frequently Asked Questions
Above all, thank you for your interest in our Healthy Chats for Girls mother-daughter seminar. You belong to a group of unique moms who want to introduce their daughters to this rite of passage in a manner that will be meaningful for both of you. Read what other mothers have said under “Testimonials” after having attended a seminar with their daughters. Below, please find some of the more frequently asked questions.