Submitted by: PeaceHealth 

PeaceHealth Medical Group Pediatrics will offer gender-specific Great Conversations for local preteens and their families to discuss experiences in puberty, social issues, decision-making and other age-appropriate topics in March.

Education is key for weathering the storms of puberty. Photo courtesy: PeaceHealth.

Titled “A Heart-to-Heart on Growing Up,” the talk for girls will take place on Sunday, March 4, from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m., at St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham. The session is recommended for girls ages 10-12 and a parent or trusted adult. It will be facilitated by Julie Metzger, RN, MN.

Titled “The Joys and Challenges of Growing Up,” the talk for boys will take place on Sunday March 11, from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m., at St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham. The session is recommended for boys ages 10-12 and a parent or trusted adult. It will be facilitated by Rob Lehman, MD.

Great Conversations
Good communication is key for families of teens and pre-teens. Photo courtesy: PeaceHealth.

Cost of each class is $65 per parent/child pair (scholarships available), and every family will receive a copy of Metzger and Lehman’s book, Will Puberty Last My Whole Life? Information will be relayed in an engaging format and relaxed atmosphere.

Registration and further information can be found at www.greatconversations.com or info@greatconversations.com.

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