Children’s of Alabama Presenting Girlology on Sunday, Oct. 18 at Canterbury United Methodist
BIRMINGHAM - Children’s of Alabama presents Girlology: Something New About You for fourth and fifth grade girls and their mothers on Sunday, Oct. 18 at Canterbury United Methodist Church (350 Overbrook Drive, Birmingham). The event will be held in Canterbury Hall from 2 till 4 p.m.
Girlology & Guyology is a growing national program started by two physicians and moms in Charleston, S.C. to help parents and their children have age-appropriate, medically accurate and cringe-free conversations about puberty and emerging sexuality through a series of programs that targets youth ages 8-16. Girlology: There’s Something New About You is the first installment in the series for girls.
The cost to attend is $75 per pair and all girls will receive a goody bag that includes Girlology’s book for this age group. Pre-registration is required online at www.girlology.com/programs.
Topics covered in this presentation include growth and development, bras and bra shopping, hygiene, nutrition, menstruation, feminine care products, emotions and respect for self and others. This program will not address reproduction.
“It’s always fun to lead this program because there is such a huge transition that happens over two hours as the girls grow more comfortable and learn about what’s normal. The moms also enjoy the shared experience and pick up helpful tips that guide them in future conversations,” said Melisa Holmes, an obstetrician-gynecologist and co-founder of Girlology and Guyology.
According to Girlology, when girls and boys learn about puberty before it happens, they face it with greater confidence and even excitement.
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 42 other states and 10 foreign countries last year, representing more than 653,000 outpatient visits and nearly 14,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at www.childrensal.org.