- Now I am not afraid of going through puberty.
- I thought it was interesting and I really liked it. I am really glad I came.
- I liked it a lot and I felt like you explained it better so I understood it.
- Thank you! I learned a lot and had fun.
- I liked it. I would highly recommend it. It was a blast!
- I <3 this workshop
- This was fun and exciting.
- This was fun and it makes me feel better about it.
- It was really fun!
- I liked when we talked with our mothers in groups.
- It was fun and informative. It was better than I thought.
- I thought this was kinda interesting to learn. Part of it I knew and some I didn’t.
- I really enjoyed experimenting with the tampon.
- I really enjoyed talking about it. Now I know more and feel better about it.
- (My daughter said that she) loved it and especially loved the comfort of talking and learning with other mamas she respects a lot.
- Thank you! I wish I had this education when I was young.
- The workshop really opened the door to better communication! I think it went great. Loved it!
- Great workshop, thanks!
- I love your matter-of-fact style that I can mimic.
- I think it was great. I love how patient you are!
- I LOVED how you pulled apart the tampon and pad. I never would have thought to do that and my daughter was so interested. That “science experiment” made it very easy for her to get comfortable with the topic.
- My favorite part was the communication/drawing exercises, because they highlighted and allowed us to discuss a process that can be really tough sometimes!
- I thought this workshop was well planned, well thought out and very on target!
- I liked having time to share our personal stories with our daughters.
- I hosted this workshop based on the rave reviews a few of my friends gave Katie’s workshops. We had about 8 girls ages 8-10, and I think it went really well. I think some of the most valuable things in my opinion and noted by other participants were the communication exercises that she did and hearing about puberty experiences from a variety of women. I hope that when my daughter progresses through puberty she will remember the variety of experiences and realize that she is “normal” too. I also liked the hands on experience with feminine protection items so that (again, hopefully) they won’t feel confused/weird/scared when it comes time to actually use them. My daughter and I have had some great conversations about puberty since then, and I hope she feels well prepared for the changes she will experience. I think it was definitely a worthwhile event.
And I recently got this email from an attendee:
“We really enjoyed the workshop yesterday. My daughter was VERY reluctant to go and not happy about it (and pouted most of the morning). Then last night she must have told me 10 times how glad she was she went and how much she enjoyed it. :) I know it will make talking about everything as we move into adolescence a slight bit easier because we will always have this “touchstone” experience as a starting point. How can we not dissolve into laughter thinking of the girls with pads stuck to their foreheads? And their faces as they watched those tampons expand in water? Thanks for making what could have been a brief, terse, awkward “here’s a pad and some tampons and ask me any questions if you have them” type of moment into something we will always giggle about and share a fun bond thinking about it.”