From Barbie to Bieber: Parenting Growing Girls

Wednesday, 13 April 2011 - 7:00pm
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The years between eight and sixteen bring amazing changes to girls’ bodies, emotions and minds—changes that can leave a parent’s head spinning. They may be moody, wildly social, acutely self-conscious, all in the same afternoon! What happened to the easygoing kid you knew just a short while ago?

Spend an evening with veteran parent educator Julie Metzger and you’ll gain valuable insights into the inner life of your growing girl, including:

  • Social, emotional, cognitive, and physical changes of female puberty;
  • Negotiation strategies that really work (and you’ll need them!);
  • Managing expectations while maintaining closeness ;
  • Social shenanigans and networking in the lives of girls;
  • The myths and truths of middle school girls;
  • How to remain fearless in the face of an ever-changing landscape of emotions and attitudes.


For 20 years, Metzger has been an educator at Seattle Children’s. Her lecture, “For Girls Only: A Heart-to-Heart Talk on Growing Up” has been a rite of passage for thousands of pre-teen girls and their mothers throughout the Puget Sound region. Her encouraging, straight-forward approach, matched with the latest research and strategies, have made her a popular presenter. Metzger’s professional and clinical experiences include managing a pediatric unit, teaching pediatric nursing, and facilitating projects at Seattle Children’s.

Tickets are required. Purchase online here.

KCTS 9 is proud to be a presenting sponsor of the Pathways Lecture Series. This event is co-sponsored by Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart and Eastside Preparatory School.