How to talk to your preteen and teen about …?

Our free class series is designed to start sometimes difficult or awkward discussions on topics faced by families with growing preteens and teens. The classes offer a casual, conversational atmosphere for learning and opening the lines of communication between parents and their children.

Girl Talk: It’s a Girl Thing

Thursday, Feb. 21 • 6 to 8 p.m.

This parent-daughter class led by pediatric 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.

Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center

Norton Medical Plaza 3 – St. Matthews, Room B

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Teen Talk: Sexual Health and Dating

Thursday, March 7 • 6 to 8 p.m.

Get help from pediatric gynecologists and urologists with starting sometimes awkward conversations about sex and the teen body. Group discussion topics will include contraceptives, sexually transmitted infections, vaccines and support for parents of teens. Recommended for boys and girls ages 14 to 18 and their parents.

Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center

Norton Medical Plaza 3 – St. Matthews, Suite 108, Classroom B

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Boy Talk: Boys to Men

Thursday, Feb. 28 • 6 to 8 p.m.

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 ages 10 to 14.

Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center

Norton Medical Plaza 3 – St. Matthews, Suite 108, Classroom B

Register now

Prevention & Wellness – 5437

Helping girls with self-esteem

Remember that little girl who bounded through the day wearing a bathing suit, a glitter-frosted tutu, a superhero cape, a fire chief helmet and rain boots— all at the same time? Has your brave young […]

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Coming out: How family can support an LGBTQ child

Coming out is not a one-time event for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and intersex children and teens. It’s a journey of understanding, acknowledging and sharing one’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity with others. It […]

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Safe sleep practices can help prevent SIDS

It’s a startling fact, but one that parents, family members and caregivers need to be aware of: Nearly 3,600 babies die each year in the U.S. due to sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), defined as […]

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What you need to know about eating disorders in children

For parents, a child’s eating habits can be a concern from infancy through the teen years and even adulthood. From the picky toddler who will eat only a specific food for days on end, to […]

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World Health Organization identifies gaming as a diagnosable mental health condition

Jay spent the start of summer glued to his Xbox. When his mom brought him to Healthy Living Workshops, a wellness series sponsored by Kohl’s Cares and held by Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness at […]

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