Girl Talk, Too- A Program for Daughters and Their Mothers

Your teenage daughter is changing daily from a girl into a young woman. 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, Too is a program designed to enhance communication between mothers and their teen daughters about sexuality, family values, decision-making, and responsibility. Topics included in the program are female health, self-esteem, relationships, peer pressure, and being a woman. We teach through fun games, group activities, and lecturettes.

Girl Talk, Too is for mothers/caregivers & daughters, ages 13-16 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 five session program will meet on Monday evenings for five weeks. The first session will be on Monday, April 22nd and the remaining sessions will be April 29th, May 6th, May 13th, and May 20th. Each session will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the UT Jefferson County Extension Office located at 1111 Lake Drive in Dandridge. Mothers and daughters are to attend all sessions together.

The class is limited to 12 mother/daughter pairs and pre-registration is required. The cost is $40 per mother/daughter pair, but do inquire if on a fixed income for a reduced fee. To pre-register or for more information on Girl Talk, Too, contact Melissa LaGraff at the Jefferson County UT Extension Office- (865) 397-2969/3969 or

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Source: Melissa Rector LaGraff Jefferson County Extension Agent