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Puberty Information Sessions

Puberty Information Sessions

Puberty Information Sessions are facilitated by a public health nurse to provide parents and caregivers of children in grades five and six an opportunity to learn about puberty in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment. Sessions can be held with parents or caregivers and children together, or parents and caregivers only.

Objectives

At the end of this session, parents and caregivers will:

  • Have a better understanding of the physical, emotional, social and cognitive changes that occur in children during puberty
  • Be more comfortable having discussions about these changes with their child(ren)
  • Know where to access additional support and resources

At the end of this session, students will:

  • Be better prepared to enter puberty
  • Become more comfortable having discussions about puberty
  • Know where to access additional support and resources

Benefits

Parents and caregivers are the primary educators for their child(ren). Talking to your child(ren) about puberty helps them to grow into healthy adults. It's important for children to have the right information about changes that happen during puberty.

Sometimes information they get from friends, media or elsewhere may not be correct or properly understood. This is a great chance for parents, caregivers and children to get the facts and have a discussion about the changes puberty brings.

Contact

To learn more about a Puberty Information Session, or to speak directly with a public health nurse, contact us at 905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6479 ext. 7379 or by email at healthyschools@niagararegion.ca.

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