In-person or virtual talks for schools, corporations, and community organizations

In-person or virtual interactive programming for kids, adults, or a combination

Keynotes

Talking about puberty can be like the stage of life itself: awkward! But these conversations are critical for health, happiness, and safety, especially true now that puberty spans the decade between 8-18 (and sometimes beyond). Keynotes are generally 45 minutes, followed by Q+A. While we are happy to target topics to the specific interests of an audience, our most popular talks provide bewildered adults with reliable and relatable information about: 

  • How puberty has changed and how to talk about it
  • The science behind puberty’s physical, emotional, and social shifts
  • Brain development and decision making in tweens and teens (and 20-somethings!)
  • Specific actionable advice about body image, mood swings, sexuality, and more
  • Insights into youth culture, and how puberty influences their behaviors and choices
  • Communicating effectively with tweens and teens

Workshops

Workshops for kids and their adults offer science and guidance about puberty in an engaging environment. These sessions are generally tailored to specific age groups, some covering general aspects of puberty and others targeting particular topics. Workshops run 1-3 hours and  may be attended by kids, adults, or a combination. Some of the most popular sessions focus on the physical and emotional shifts of puberty:

  • Anatomy and physiology 
  • The impact of hormones on bodies and brains
  • Anticipated emotional ups and downs and how to manage them 
  • Scripts for adults having complex conversations with kids 
  • Role play for navigating common social and familial scenarios in puberty

School Visits

School visits can include talks for students, faculty/staff, administration, and parents. The format and content of these sessions can be customized to meet the needs of the school community, but generally include:

  • Where kids get their information
  • How to open up conversations between kids and trusted adults
  • Anticipating the physical, emotional, and social changes of puberty 
  • How puberty has changed since today’s adults went through it
  • Professional development for educators: managing physical, social and emotional issues related to puberty
  • Understanding the interplay of hormones and behavior during puberty and how to manage it all
  • Adolescent brain development and decision making

Private Events

Our talks and workshops can be adapted for private events hosted in homes or workspaces and also online. Private groups may include:

  • Professional organizations with forum-style groups
  • Corporate employee resource groups (ERGs)
  • Parent education events organized by individuals
  • Tween or teen gatherings hosted in a home or community space

Where we’ve been and where we’re going

Bedford Playhouse
Brawerman Elementary School
Brearley School
Brentwood School
Campbell Hall
Center For Connection
Center for Early Education
Collegiate School For Boys
Crossroads School
Dalton School
Dwight Englewood School
El Marino Language School
Georgetown Day School
Go Girls Oakland/ St.Paul’s

Hackley School
John Thomas Dye School
Kaiserman Philly JCC
Lycée Français de San Francisco
Mamaroneck School District
Marin Country Day School
Marlene Meyerson JCC
Meadowbrook School
Meta
Mountain View Los Altos Speaker Series
Nightingale-Bamford School
Pressman Academy
Rodeph Sholom School

Rye Country Day School
School Speakers Alliance of LA hosted by Viewpoint School
Sidwell Friends School
St. Anne’s Belfield School
St. Patricks School
The Brentwood School
The Willows School
The York School
Wildwood School
Winsor School
YPO International Parents Forum
Zibby’s Bookstore