Going through puberty is a lot easier when children know what to expect. Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire will offer its semiannual “Growing Up: What’s Happening to My Body?” classes for boys and girls, ages 10 to 13.
In separate classes, boys and girls and their parents learn about the natural process of growing up. The programs include a video about changes in males and females, a discussion of puberty-related events and the opportunity to ask questions in a relaxed setting.
Participants are encouraged to arrive at 6:45 p.m. to help themselves to an ice cream sundae bar. Classes begin at 7 p.m. The cost is $5 per child and covers the cost of class materials and refreshments.
- Boys’ class: Tuesday, April 17. Dr. Kevin Gilmartin is the presenter.
- Girls’ class: Tuesday, April 24. Dr. Teri Stevenson is the presenter.
Both classes are in the Gold Conference Center at Mayo Clinic Health System, 1221 Whipple St. Free parking is available in the ramp at the corner of Fulton and Whipple streets.
To register, call Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, 715-838-KIDS (5437).
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