Pre-Teens and Teens

Heart to Heart: A Seminar on Growing Up for Parents and Kids

This informative, humorous and lively discussion of puberty, the opposite sex and growing up sets parents and their pre-teens on a straight course for talking with one another on these very important topics. Join us for a two-part class developed by Julie Metzger, RN and Rob Lehman, MD of "Great Conversations" in the Seattle, WA area.
"A Heart to Heart Seminar: For Girls" is for girls 10-12 years of age, and their moms or other adult resource person*.  Each class includes discussions on:

  • Physical changes and menstruation
  • What girls should know about boys
  • Social issues
  • Sexuality and sexual reproduction
"A Heart to Heart Seminar: For Boys" is for boys 10-12 years of age, and their dads or other adult resource person*.  Each class includes discussions on:
  • Body changes to expect during puberty
  • Myths and facts
  • What boys should know about girls
  • Sexuality and sexual reproduction

Emphasis in both programs is on the importance of family as the primary resource and communication between parents and children.
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 All weekday evening "Heart to Heart" seminars are held in 2 sessions, on the same day of the week and one week apart. Each weekday evening class is held from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. 
We hold year-round classes in the following convenient bay area locations:

Do you have Twins or Triplets? We encourage you to bring each child separately honoring their individuality. The class involves some role-playing games where it is helpful to have one-on-one time with each. The fee is per child so the price is the same if you bring them to one class or to two or three.

Attention Groups:  Our past experiences and class evaluations have indicated that attending the class as a group has some drawbacks. It is our recommendation that a family attends the class alone or perhaps with one other close family. The Heart to Heart Seminars can be a very powerful and personal experience paving the way for open communication between the adult and preteen child.

* We recommend a same sex adult accompany the pre-teen when possible. Sometimes that’s a parent, a guardian, a grandparent, or a close friend or family member. We understand and honor the diversity of families and welcome all parents, grandparents, guardians, and other close family members to our classes. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.