For our girls

"It's a Girl Thing!"

"It's a Girl Thing!"

"It's a Girl Thing!"


Our puberty seminar is a fun, interactive presentation utilizing real-life scenarios, product demonstrations, and Q & A.

Our age-appropriate discussion covers the basics physical and emotional changes that our girls encounter during puberty.

"Strings & Things"

"It's a Girl Thing!"

"It's a Girl Thing!"


Perfect for dance studios, cheer squads, gymnastic and aquatic teams, or any group of older girls who have questions about feminine hygiene options.

Presented in an open discussion format, we'll explore, discuss, demonstrate, and empower girls to make informed decisions.

For Us Ladies

"Hot & Flashy"


Grab your girlfriends for a fun night  of learning, laughing, and commiserating over "The Change."

We'll discuss fact based information about the time surrounding menopause,

explore our options, and empower each other to advocate for our health.

For Our Boys

"The B.I.G. Talk"


Have a son? Dr. Christopher Miller of the Boys Institute for Growth

has puberty covered for you with "The B.I.G. Talk" for boys.

For Everyone

"Manners Matter"


Our mobile table manners seminar comes to your organization's location.

The seminar includes a presentation on basic table  manners, and customized

topics that you may want covered, followed by a sit-down meal to practice.

From kindergarten Daisies, to Junior League, to college clubs, and law firms,

we'll tailor this presentation to fit the needs of your group.

Seminar Details

"Hot & Flashy"

"Strings & Things"

"Manners Matter"


San Diego County and Reno-Tahoe Basin

$225 for up to 10 attendees.

$25 per additional attendee.

1 1/2 - 2 hour informational seminar and Q & A, includes a gift bag.

Mondays through Thursdays

"Manners Matter"

"Strings & Things"

"Manners Matter"


San Diego County and Reno-Tahoe Basin

$225 for up to 10 attendees.

$5 per additional attendee

1 1/2  hour workshop includes a gift bag and a uniform patch for Scouts and Adventure Guides.

Mondays through Thursdays

"Strings & Things"

"Strings & Things"

"Strings & Things"


San Diego County and Reno-Tahoe Basin

$225 for up to 10 attendees.

$5 per additional attendee.

1 1/2 hour seminar includes a gift bag and uniform patch for Girl Scouts and Adventure Guides.

 Mondays through Thursdays.

"It's a Girl Thing!"

Seminar Details

“It’s a Girl Thing!”

Our “It’s a Girl Thing!” puberty seminar is a 3 1/2 hour interactive PowerPoint presentation (friendly illustrations – no graphic medical photographs), product demonstrations, 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 their own 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.

Who:  Adults and girls with their group of friends.  $60 adult & girl, $75 adult & twins, $90 adult & different aged girls.  Minimum of 10 couples (or $600) within San Diego County and the Reno-Tahoe Basin. $60 per additional couple. There is no maximum group size.  For travel outside the area, larger groups and/or travel fees may be required.

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

Where:  Your home, school, community center; wherever you would like to meet!

When:  You pick a date and time.  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 girl, and her friends will receive the correct information about puberty and growing up at the same time!

Sisterhood Seminars has small groups looking to “boost” their seminar numbers and couples looking to join a group.  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!


"It's a Girl Thing!"

Course Content

“It’s a Girl Thing!” is 3 1/2 hours broken down into two halves (separated by a break):

First Part (One and 1/2 hours):

  • Icebreaker/Introductions
  • What is puberty and why do we go through it?
  • External  changes 
    • growth
    • personal hygiene, body hair, pimples
    • breast & hip development
  • Where do babies grow?
    • age-appropriate explanation of “in the uterus”
  • 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 feelings
    • chores and responsibilities
    • crushes and personal space
    • 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 Nurse Linda 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 (One 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 track
  • Product demonstration 
    • pads
    • panty liners
    • tampons
  • Wrap up      
    • summarize what was learned
    • segue into “Story of Conception” for those who decide to stay*
    • read 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 (gift bags will be left by the front door).

We at Sisterhood Seminars are more than happy to discuss any aspect of the seminar with you or your group members ahead of time.

Please contact Linda Sheldone at (760) 685-2961 or


            Age appropriate illustrations are utilized.

"It's a Girl Thing!"

Hostess Information

Thank you for stepping up to hostess a seminar and for bringing this wonderful experience to your friends and their girls!

Whom Should I Invite?

This is an adult-daughter event; no “drop offs.”  Everyone will participate in the seminar together!

The ideal age is girls between 9 and 12 years old (late 4th grade through early 6th grade). Consider inviting your daughter’s classmates, athletic team, Girl Scout troop, youth group, and neighborhood friends.  There is an up to 10 adult-girl couple (or $600) minimum in San Diego County. $60 per additional couple. Higher minimums may be required outside of San Diego County and the Reno-Tahoe Basin. The maximum number of girls depends on your space.

What is the Program Format?

The puberty class takes about 3 1/2 hours, including a 30 minute break. Most groups enjoy making this a potluck/pizza and salad event, usually at the break that is an hour and a half into the seminar, or before the seminar begins.  It is best not to eat during the actual presentation as this can cause distractions.

During the break, we will speak with the adults in private to go over questions and the optional “how conception occurs” talk.

A note on serving alcohol…remind your adults that this is a special time to bond with the girls. If you do decide to serve alcohol, consider waiting until the break or after the seminar. Sometimes nervous adults tend to over-imbibe, which leads to behavior disruptive to the seminar and embarrassment to their girl. If this happens, the presenter may have to “take a break” and have the hostess deal with the tipsy adult. Make sure that everyone has a safe and sober ride home!

Where is the Seminar Held?

A nice, comfy family room is the perfect environment. Clubhouses, classrooms, meeting rooms…wherever all of your attendees can have a clear view of the PowerPoint screen will work.

It works best to have the girls sit on the floor/couch in front of the adults, who are sitting behind them on the couch/chairs. Have the girls bring floor pillow, blankets, pillow pets…whatever will make them feel relaxed.

We bring a projector and a screen, or we can connect to your television though Apple TV or with an HDMI cable that we provide (this eliminates having a projector set up in the middle of the room and having space taken up by the screen).

When are the Seminars Held?

Because of the length of the seminar, most groups typically choose a weekend or Friday evening.  If you would like to have a weekday seminar, don’t start too late on a school night!

Please check out our calendar for availability. When you see a date that you like, contact us and we’ll book you.

How Do We Pay?

Payment is due (cash, Venmo, or checks payable to Sisterhood Seminars) at the seminar for the agreed upon amount. To reduce stress upon you as a hostess for those last-minute “no shows,” it is strongly suggested that payment be collected from your attendees at the time that they agree to join your seminar. There are no reimbursements for attendance below the minimum, but every effort will be made to find another seminar for those who missed.

Need Help Getting More Attendees?

Sisterhood Seminars has small groups and couples looking to “boost” their seminar numbers or to join another group’s seminar. 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!