Healthy Chats – Shedding Light on “Growing Up”

Healthy Chats for Girls: Shedding Light on Puberty

Growing up can definitely be a confusing time for both children and their parents.  Children are beginning to notice different changes happening to their bodies, such as hair starting to grow in new places and their voices cracking.  This period of time can definitely be embarrassing for children to go through, as they are not sure what exactly is taking place and do not always know how to bring it up with others.  In addition, their parents are not always sure how to discuss these changes taking place without making the situation “awkward” for them or their children.

After being a pediatrician for many years and raising three children of her own, Dr. Chrystal de Freitas decided it was time to share her experiences and created Healthy Chats, a small educational company focused on providing parents with accurate and age-appropriate information to help them teach their children about the different changes and issues related to puberty.  Dr. de Freitas has put together a variety of educational information about puberty, as well as holds seminars for mothers and their daughters.

These seminars, Healthy Chats for Girls, are designed for mothers, aunts, grandmothers, step-mothers, mentors and the treasured girls in their lives to come together and discuss in a sensitive yet fun manner the various topics related to puberty and growing up.  The Healthy Chats for Girls Seminars really helps girls learn about the physical changes of puberty in an environment that is comfortable, fun, yet still educational.  Not only does it help them learn about what is going on with their bodies, but it gives them a sense of comfort that they are not alone and can relate to other girls experiencing some of the same things.

For the mothers, it is a great opportunity to learn how to talk to their daughters about these changes that will begin occurring throughout the next couple of years.  The seminars not only enlighten mothers and take away the fear of discussing certain topics, but really creates a bond between a mother and daughter after going through the seminar together.

Dr. de Freitas really helps explain the process of puberty in a fun and enlightening manner, making both the girls and mothers feel comfortable.  If you have a daughter who will soon be experiencing these changes, you won’t want to miss out!


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