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Parents Matter!

Parents Matter! empowers and educates parents/guardians of pre-teens (children ages 9 to 12) on how to be their child’s sexual health and responsibility educator.

  • Receive tips on how to improve communication
  • Gain strategies for communicating your values to your child
  • Practice answering hard questions
  • Learn the truth about kids’ sexual behavior
  • Talk with other parents dealing with the same issues
  • Get information about puberty and other health topics

Upcoming Series
The next 5-week Parents Matter! series starts Tuesday, January 8, 2019 5:30-8pm at FernLeaf Community Charter School.
Free family dinner and onsite childcare provided. Please note any food needs or allergies when registering below.
For questions or to host a book club style Parents Matter in your home, contact Sarah Hoffert at 828-435-2884 (call or text), or 698-0674 ext. 155.


Girls in rural areas tend to become sexually active earlier than their urban counterparts by almost a year.  Check out this NPR article for more information.