The goal of Anatomy For Kids is that children everywhere will have the knowledge
to make wise choices about their bodies.
Puberty slowly awakens in young girls and tends to surprise both mom and daughter. By about 8 or 9 years old, many girls begin to notice a change in their body odor and tiny lumps in their breasts.
These are early signs that puberty has begun. The early days of puberty are relatively calm but raise concern in our young girls as they question why their body is changing.
Let’s replace concern with celebration!
“This was one of the best gifts I have ever given to my daughter and to myself! Thank you, Dr. Metten!!
Celebrate Puberty Workshop!
Small groups of girls ages 8-10 learning about the early changes of puberty in a fun and interactive setting
Using the I’m a Girl, My Changing Body book as a guide, the girls
- Learn how their body is beginning to change as they enter puberty
- Gain confidence in their bodies and themselves
- Join a “safe place” to ask questions and learn from each other
As parents, the best thing we can do is to equip our daughters with the knowledge to understand their bodies and be prepared for this life-changing transition.
This is the catalyst for me creating the I’m a Girl series of books.
In the second book of the I’m a Girl series, I’m a Girl, My Changing Body, the three girls in the storyline are just beginning to realize that their body is changing. They have lots of questions for Dr. M about why their breasts are tender and why there is a change in their body odor.
Within a year or two, these same girls will begin to experience more changes as their body prepares for its first period. By 10 years old, most girls are ready to join a Celebrate Puberty Workshop for girls ages 10-13 that is taught from the third book in the I’m a Girl Series called I’m a Girl, Hormones!.
I’ve been providing these small group sessions for young girls and for sports teams for a few years. They have been extremely well received and the parents are so grateful that their daughters had this opportunity to learn from an expert in a fun and supportive environment.
“Thank you so much for speaking to the girls! They really enjoyed it and felt really comfortable with you. You gave the girls a safe space to open up about a topic that would otherwise be difficult. Thank you!”
– Diane, Parent
Meet Dr. Metten!
Workshops are taught by Dr. Shelley Metten, a celebrated author, educator and anatomist, retired from the faculty of the UCLA Medical School to pursue her dream to teach young girls about their changing bodies so they know the correct information and be confident.
Girls participating in this Celebrate Puberty Workshop will:
- Receive a complimentary copy of I’m a Girl, My Changing Body*
- Have fun learning with girls their own age
- Participate in hands-on activities that illustrate main concepts
*If you already have a copy of I’m a Girl, My Changing Body, let us know and we will provide you with a promo code to purchase another book of your choice!
Using the I’m a Girl, My Changing Body book, we discuss topics like:
- What is puberty?
Learn about this exciting time of change in your body
- What are the parts of my girl anatomy?
Discover where the changes are beginning to happen
- What is happening to my breasts?
Find out about breast buds
- Why do I smell different?
Hear about your skin and what is starting to change
Girls are encouraged to attend with a friend!
Bringing a friend (and her mom) gives girls the opportunity to share this experience with a trusted peer, and have someone to talk to for support. Young girls feel comfortable with others their own age and form lasting relationships as they help each other through this transition.
A Note for Parents
A special note for moms, aunts, grandmothers, fathers or anyone who may accompany a participant: We do NOT discuss any sexual content in this workshop. Dr. Metten teaches the girls about their own body and the changes that are happening during early puberty.
For those who attend the workshop with their child, I have a special section for you to sit in where you can hear and see everything being discussed.
The content of this workshop is limited to the information contained in the book, I’m a Girl, My Changing Body, including the structure of the female reproductive system as well as changes in the breasts and body odor.
Moms often tell me that they have enjoyed meaningful conversations with their daughters after the Celebrate Puberty Workshops that made the experience even more special for both of them.
Thank You for attending this upcoming workshop hosted by Natalie Chiles!
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