Girl Talk- A Program for Daughters and Their Mothers

Your daughter is changing daily from a girl into a young lady. There is nothing you can do to stop the progress of Mother Nature, but you can equip your daughter with the knowledge she needs for her journey into woman hood. Girl Talk is a program designed to enhance communication between caregivers and their pre-teen daughters about sexuality, family values, decision-making, and responsibility. We teach through fun games, group activities, and lecturettes.

Girl Talk is for mothers/caregivers & daughters, ages 9-12 years, and is unique to many other programs because it brings together mothers/caregivers & daughters in the same class, in order to foster a bonding that will hopefully last a lifetime!

The four session program will meet twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for two weeks. The first session will be on Tuesday, October 2nd and the remaining sessions will be October 4th, October 9th, and October 11th. Only moms and/or caregivers will attend the first session and it will be open to anyone interested in learning more about this program. Moms/caregivers and daughters will attend the remaining sessions together. Each session will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the UT Jefferson County Extension Office located at 1111 Lake Drive in Dandridge.

The class is limited to 10 mother/daughter pairs and pre-registration is required. The cost is $40 per mother/daughter, but do inquire if on a fixed income for a reduced fee. To pre-register or for more information on Girl Talk, contact Melissa LaGraff at the Jefferson County UT Extension Office- (865) 397-2969/3969 or

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Source: By Melissa Rector LaGraff Jefferson County Extension Agent