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Girl Talk program scheduled

Girl Talk is a series of discussions designed to facilitate communication about the future between fifth- and sixth-grade girls and their moms.

“Parenting preteens has always been a challenge,” said Katie Porter, Unity Point CMA. “Preteen girls are trying to understand what is happening to their bodies, what guidelines to follow and how to respond to the constant media messages surrounding them. The Girl Talk program promotes positive self-esteem while helping daughters and moms or other female role models communicate about the future.”

Girl Talk is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Clarke County. The dates are Monday, Dec. 2, mothers only, and Dec. 3, 9 and 16, for moms and daughters.

Each of the four sessions lasts about two hours, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The sessions will be held at the Clarke County Extension Office in Osceola.

Local supporters are: Clarke County Extension, Unity Point Health of Osceola, Murray Community Schools and Clarke Community Schools.

There is no charge to families for the program. Jennifer Pollard and Katie Porter are the program facilitators with support from Donna Donald, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach family life program specialist.

Classes are limited to 12 mom/daughter pairs. Preregistration is required. Call Clarke County Extension Office at 641-342-3316 by Friday, Nov. 22 to preregister.

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