Girl Talk Program to be Held

Girl Talk is a series of discussions designed to facilitate communication about the future between fifth and sixth grade girls and their moms.

“Parenting preteens has always been a challenge,” said Sandra McKinnon, Family Life Specialist. “Preteen girls are trying to understand what is happening to their bodies, what guidelines to follow and how to respond to the constant media messages surrounding them. The Girl Talk program promotes positive self-esteem while helping daughters and moms or other female role models communicate about the future.”

Girl Talk is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Montgomery County. The dates are June 3 (mothers only), and then June 4, 11, and 18 for both moms and daughters.  Each of the four sessions lasts about two hours, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The sessions will be held at the Montgomery County Extension office in Red Oak. 

Stephanie Langner from Montgomery County Extension and Sue Drake from Montgomery County Public Health are the program facilitators.  Classes are limited to 12 mom/daughter pairs, and there is a $15 program fee for each pair.  Pre-registration is required by May 29. Call 623-2592 or stop by the office at 400 Bridge Street, Suite #2.  A brochure can be found here.You can also contact Langner with any program questions.

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