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Teen Talk: Virtual Let’s Talk Boys to Men

Thursday, March 16 • 6 to 8 p.m. EDT

This parent-son class led by a pediatric urologist is designed to start the discussion about physical and emotional changes associated with puberty. It also will cover the importance of sleep, good nutrition and exercise during this phase of life. Recommended for boys ages 10 to 14 and their parents.

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Girl Talk: It’s a Girl Thing

Thursday, March. 23 • 6 to 8 p.m. EDT

This parent-daughter class led by pediatric/adolescent gynecologists is designed to start the conversation about girls’ physical and emotional changes during puberty. It also will cover the importance of sleep, good nutrition and exercise during this phase of life. Recommended for ages 8 to 13 and their parents.

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Teen Talk:Virtual Let’s Talk Mental Health

Thursday, April 8 • 6 to 8 p.m. EST

This discussion is led by a child psychologist for parents and their preteens and teens to learn about mental health, get tools to relieve stress and hear about available resources. Recommended for boys and girls ages 11 to 17 and their parents.

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Let’s Talk Series: Understanding Your LGBTQ+ Teenager

Thursday, April 15 • 6 to 8 p.m. EST

This class is led by a pediatric endocrinologist who specializes in the care and understanding of LGBTQ+ youth. We will discuss terminology, sexuality and gender; building a supportive environment; mental health and behaviors; community resources; and more. This class is recommended for parents of LGBTQ+ youth ages 12 to 18.

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Teen Talk: Healthy Relationships

Thursday, April 22 • 6 to 8 p.m. EST

This parent-teen discussion led by a Norton Healthcare specialist will cover the fundamentals of a healthy relationship. Teens will learn how to identify a healthy relationship, the signs of an abusive relationship, dating safety, and how to be an advocate for themselves and their peers. It also will cover the importance self-care, health and wellness during this phase of life. Recommended for boys and girls ages 13 to 17 and their parents.

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These free classes will be held via Zoom. An internet-connected device and email address are required. To register, visit NortonChildrens.com/LetsTalk or call (502) 629-KIDS (5437).

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