Growing Into You!™
Join us for a fun, interactive virtual workshop that will help your family talk openly about puberty and learn about the changes that happen in the tween years!
This workshop is designed for tweens ages 8-12, of all gender identities, to learn in the company of peers as well as with adult parent(s)/caregiver(s) to breakdown the taboos of puberty and reinforce the power of family and friend support systems.
Related aspects such as defining gender, sex, consent, and masturbation often come up as well during each session, guided by participant questions, and help families discuss these topics with greater ease and openness.
At least one tween and one parent/caregiver must be present to participate.
Included gift: As a gift for attending, families receive access to a digital guide covering puberty talking points, genital anatomy, and resources to continue the conversations.
Duration: 1x session
Session Length: 120 minutes
Participants will learn:
Body basics related to puberty (for all bodies and gender identities)
Correct anatomical terms and functions (for all genitals and reproductive/internal anatomy)
The physical and emotional changes that can occur
How to take care of bodies during puberty
Fun ways to keep the puberty talks open at home
Answers to their many amazing curiosities
Parent Note: Only one ticket per family is needed. At least one tween and one parent/caregiver must be present to participate.
About the teacher: Melissa Pintor Carnagey (she/they)
Melissa Pintor Carnagey (she/they), a Black and Latinx Austin, Texas based sexuality educator and licensed social worker believes all children deserve holistic, comprehensive, and shame-free sexuality education so they can live informed, empowered, and safer lives.
Melissa is confident that the work starts in homes with families and caregivers. Her professional experience spans over 15 years in the field of sexual health, having taught comprehensive sexuality education in schools, authored curricula, trained youth-serving professionals, and worked within the field of HIV/AIDS at both nonprofit and state government levels.
Melissa is the author of the best-selling self-published book Sex Positive Talks to Have With Kids: A guide to raising sexually healthy, informed, empowered young people, which has sold over 10,000 copies worldwide since its release. Her most relevant experience comes from being a sex positive parent to three young people ages 23, 13, and 9. They are the inspiration for the work.
About Sex Positive Families:
Sex Positive Families provides education and resources that help families raise sexually healthy children using a shame-free, comprehensive, and pleasure-positive approach.