Parents want what’s best for their children

One proven way of helping our children make healthy and responsible decisions is by having positive communication with them. It’s not always easy to talk about important topics like puberty, reproduction, and relationships. Growing Up Comes First gives you the facts and tools you need to talk openly with your children.

Children who are 9-12 years old have questions. Be their source for answers. Initiate a conversation with your child to let them know you are there for them.

It’s more than physical

Children need trusted adults to help them cope with emotional, social, and mental changes they are experiencing.  Children are increasingly self conscious during this time about their looks.  Friendships can change in intensity as thoughts and feelings change. Teaching about acceptance and standing up for oneself becomes very important. 

Click here to learn how the GUCF curriculum addresses the whole child.

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