FAQs

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Who Can Attend?

Mothers and daughters with their group of friends.  Minimum of 10 couples (or $600) within San Diego County.  There is no maximum.  For travel outside the area, larger groups may be required.

Sisterhood Seminars has small groups looking to “boost” their seminar numbers.  Please tell us if you are interested in joining another group or opening up your seminar to others…sisters helping sisters is what we are all about!

What Is Covered In The ``It's A Girl Thing!`` Seminar?

Seminar Outline

 

The “It’s a Girl Thing!” puberty seminar is a 3 1/2 hour interactive PowerPoint presentation (friendly illustrations – no graphic medical photographs), products demonstration, and Q & A.

Our age-appropriate class covers the basics about female puberty.  We do not discuss male anatomy/puberty (other than a couple of necessary facts), personal practices, abstinence/contraception, STDs, etc.; those are discussions for you to continue at home.

Throughout the seminar the girls are asked, “Who is your best resource?” (that’s you!) and reminded that each of their families have certain values, beliefs, and expectations that they are to follow.

“It’s a Girl Thing!” is a non-denominational/secular presentation, but can be tailored to fit the beliefs of your group.

The puberty class is 3 1/2 hours broken down into two halves (separated by a break):

First Part (1 and 1/2 hours):

  • Icebreaker/Introductions
  • What is puberty and why do we go through it?
  • External changes
    • growthScreen shot 2016-09-02 at 2.08.17 PM
    • personal hygiene, body hair, pimples
    • breast & hip development
  • Where do babies grow?
    • age-appropriate explanation of “in the uterus”
  • How are babies made?
    • fertilization – the joining of an egg cell and a sperm cell (not how they meet)
  • How are babies born?
    • age-appropriate explanation of childbirth (brief explanation of C-section if a girl asks; usually someone does)
  • Emotional changes
    • new and rapidly changes feelingsPuberty Girls
    • chores and responsibilities
    • crushes
    • friendships and privacy
  • Internal changes
    • basic female reproductive anatomy
    • ovulation
    • menstruation

Break (30 minutes):

  • Girls write anonymous questions on a note card
  • Mothers write a personal “What I want my daughter to know about puberty and growing up is…” note to daughters (to be read aloud at the end of the seminar)
  • Potluck/snacks are served
    • girls eat and get their “wiggles” out
    • mothers eat and meet with the presenter in a separate area
      • mothers hear the anonymous questions written by the girls
      • “Story of Conception” is presented to the mothers for their modifications and decision on whether to stay

Second Part (1 and 1/2 hours):

  • Answering of anonymous questions written by girls
  • What to expect and how to prepare for your period
    • what does it feel/look like
    • at school/overnights
    • keeping trackPutting on our "big girl" panties1
  • Product demonstration
    • pads
    • panty liners
    • tampons
  • Wrap up
    • summarize what was learned
    • segue into “Story of Conception” for those who decide to stay*
    • read personal notes from mothers to daughters
  • Gift bags!

*It is common for mothers who were not intending to have their daughter stay for the brief “Story of Conception” to change their mind after hearing how it will be presented.  Some wait until the last-minute to “opt-in.”  We can handle this seamlessly!

Occasionally, a mother with “opt-out” (usually a young 4th grader in a mixed age group), which is perfectly fine.  We respect your decision and encourage all women to support each other!  A nonchalant “break for someone who has somewhere they need to be” will be given before the “Story of Conception.”  We do this without singling anyone out or making them feel awkward (a gift bag with the mother’s note will be left ahead of time by the front door).

We at Sisterhood Seminars are more than happy to discuss any aspect of the puberty seminar with you or your group members ahead of time.  Please contact Linda Sheldone at (760) 685-2961 or Linda@sisterhoodseminars.com.

Where Are The Seminars Held?

Your home, school, meeting room, community center; wherever you would like to get together!

When Are The Seminars Held?

Your choice!  Check out our calendar for available dates and times, and then contact us with your choice. Most groups choose to have a potluck before or after the seminar, or at the break.  Plan on at least 3 1/2 hours with your friends for this event!

Why?

So you, your daughter, and her friends will receive the correct information about puberty and growing up at the same time!*

All girls receive a gift bag at the conclusion of the seminar.  Girl Scouts receive a special patch for their uniforms.

*Mothers with daughters of different ages are encouraged to attend separate seminars.  This will create a special bonding time for the two of you that she will be able to experience with her own friends.

How Is The Material Presented?

A fun, interactive, PowerPoint seminar that includes product demonstrations and time for Q&A.

Have A Son?

Have a son?  A parent – son seminar is presented by Dr. Chris Miller boysinstitute@sbcglobal.net of the Boys Institute for Growth.

Download Our Flyer

Download our Generic Flyer and/or our Girl Scouts Flyer to hand out or forward to your friends.

Phone: (760) 685-2961
1350 Hillview Court
Carlsbad, CA 92008