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Poe Center lines up another virtual session to talk puberty with boys and their parents

Posted May 21, 2020 5:15 p.m. EDT

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It appears parents are eager for virtual programs to talk about puberty with their kids as Poe Center for Health Education's Girl Talk and Guy Talk sessions are filling up.

The Raleigh-based center already has had several Girl Talk sessions on its schedule. Now there's another virtual Guy Talk session planned. It's set for 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, June 20. It's designed for boys in fourth to seventh grade, along with a parent. The cost is $25 for a parent-child pair and $10 for each additional son.

"Although we look forward to the day when we can host the Guy Talk/Girl Talk workshops in person at the Poe Center again, the virtual setting lends itself well to the program," says Robin Pittman, senior health educator at the Poe Center. "Kids and their parents are comfortable at home, sitting on their couches with their computers. They are relaxed. It makes for a comfy intimate setting for open positive conversations."

Here's a review from one mom, who participated in a recent online program: "Thanks so much for a great experience! My child and I felt very comfortable. The educators were great!! Wonderful program."

More information and details about how to sign up are on Poe's website. The session will take place on Zoom.