Girl Talk + Guy Talk

Helping parents and pre-teens prepare for the coming years.
Girl Talk – Thursday, August 20 (click to register)
Guy Talk – Thursday, August 27 (click to register)
Harrison High School cafeteria / auditorium
5:30 p.m. (programs begin at 6:00)

Deaconess Clinic, The Women’s Hospital and Project Reveal have partnered to offer Girl Talk & Guy Talk to preteens and their parents/guardians. Presenters will include OB/GYN physicians, family medicine physicians, pediatricians and child/teen psychologists.

Topics will include:
–  physical changes to expect—and when
–  how to manage changing feelings and emotions
–  tips on having important conversations through the teen years
–  survival tips for the whole family!

Parents / preteens will be in separate presentations after a brief welcome at 6:00. Each program will include the opportunity to ask questions (anonymous written questions will be an option).

Registration is required (click on events above). Space is limited to the first 100 families for each event. A meal is included in the event.

Girl Talk – for Parents and Daughters

(suggested ages 9-12)

Thursday, August 20, 5:30 p.m., Harrison High School
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Helping both parents and daughters navigate the road between girl and young woman. Girls will learn how to take care of their body, when to expect changes to take place, how to manage new emotions, and understand puberty a little better. Parents will also learn more about what changes their daughters are experiencing (and when), and will get tips on how to have important conversations in the coming years. Parents and daughters will be placed in separate groups. The physicians will answer questions, and anonymous/written questions will be an option.

Speakers include:
For the girls:
Dr. Lauren Veazey, family medicine, Deaconess Clinic Mt. Pleasant
Dr. Danica Wilking, OB/GYN, Women’s Health Care P.C.
For the parents:
Dr. Kara Geoghegan, OB/GYN, Women’s Health Care P.C.
Dr. Candi Vincent, psychologist, Deaconess Clinic Downtown

Guy Talk – for Parents and Sons

(suggested ages 10-13)

Thursday, August 27, 5:30 p.m., Harrison High School
Register today.

Deaconess Clinic doctors will help parents and their sons learn what to expect in the coming years as boys move through puberty toward being adult men. Topics to be covered include physical and emotional changes to expect, and how to deal with anger and other strong feelings. Parents will also learn more about how to have important conversations through the teen years

Parents and sons will be placed in separate groups. The physicians will answer questions, and anonymous/written questions will be an option.

Speakers include:
For the boys:
Dr. W. Michael Crecelius, pediatrician, Deaconess Clinic Mt. Pleasant
Dr. Rachel Farmer, pediatrician, Deaconess Clinic Henderson – Pediatrics
For the parents:
Dr. Genie Burns, psychologist, Deaconess Clinic Downtown
Dr. Barry Phillips, pediatrician, Deaconess Clinic Gateway Pediatrics