Mom's Choice Awards® Names Healthy Chats' My First Period Kit & DVD™ Among the Best in Family-Friendly Products: Kit is Gold Recipient in Educational Products Category

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Healthy Chats' My First Period Kit & DVD™ is recognized by the Mom's Choice Awards®. Created by pediatrician Chrystal de Freitas, MD, FAAP, the helpful "puberty kit" for parents to share with their preteen daughters has been named a 2010 Gold Recipient in the Mom's Choice Awards' Educational Products category. The sensitive-yet-fun kit, based on Dr. de Freitas' popular "Healthy Chats for Girls" mother-daughter seminars, provides accurate, age-appropriate details on the physical and emotional changes of puberty, feminine protection, the birds and the bees, and more. Healthy Chats has sold thousands of kits to families throughout the US and abroad and has just begun fulfilling orders in time for the busy holiday gift giving season.

My First Period Kit & DVD

It's an honor to be a Mom's Choice Awards® Gold recipient. I hope it enables us to reach even more families in need of this vital and healthy information for their preteen girls

The Mom's Choice Awards® (MCA) has named Healthy Chats LLC's My First Period Kit & DVD™ among the best in family-friendly educational products. The awards program recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents, and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products, and services.

The 2010 MCA Gold award-winning My First Period Kit & DVD™ was developed by Healthy Chats founder Dr. Chrystal de Freitas to enable mothers to address body changes, menstruation, birth and conception comfortably and comprehensively at home. Using the helpful kit, parents can confidently review the accurate details and share age-appropriate essentials (and some lighthearted giggles) with their 9 to 12 year old daughters, while setting a solid foundation for open discussions in the future. The kit is based upon Dr. de Freitas' Healthy Chats for Girls™ mother-daughter seminars, which she has presented for more than 17 years.

"It's an honor to be a Mom's Choice Awards® Gold recipient. I hope it enables us to reach even more families in need of this vital and healthy information for their preteen girls," says Dr. de Freitas. "As parents, we cannot just rely on a school health class alone to share details on puberty and sexuality with our children. We must take a more active role, provide the proper information, include our family's values, and open the line of communication with our children so that they feel free to speak with us about these and other important issues as they mature."

The 99-minute DVD centerpiece of My First Period Kit & DVD™ features the sensitive-yet-fun Healthy Chats for Girls seminar and a bonus extra: The Birds and the Bees with Ease!®. A Parent Guide, Quick Reference Card, and 1-year Healthy Chats online subscription including newsletters and email access to Dr. de Freitas, plus a Butterfly Pad Purse, Butterfly Wristband, and an Always® pad/liner sample pack complete the kit that retails at $19.95 on http://www.MyFirstPeriodKit.com and http://www.amazon.com.

For more information on My First Period Kit & DVD, please visit http://www.myfirstperiodkit.com.

About Healthy Chats LLC

Founded in 1993 by pediatrician, author, and mother Dr. Chrystal de Freitas, Healthy Chats® provides family health education information through detailed seminars, books, DVD kits, and online. The company presents its Healthy Chats for Girls™ seminars for mothers and their pre-teen daughters, Healthy Chats for Boys™ puberty seminars for preteen sons to attend with one or both parents, and The Birds and the Bees with Ease!® seminars for parents. Based upon their Healthy Chats for Girls seminar, they released My First Period Kit & DVD™ for mothers to share at home with their 9 to 12 year old daughters. In March 2010, the company launched CharlasdeSalud.com to provide its family health education information to the Hispanic community.

Additionally, Dr. de Freitas maintains a private practice at Carmel Valley Pediatrics and was selected by the San Diego County Medical Society and San Diego Magazine as one of the area's top doctors (2006). In 2009, her practice was selected for the 2009 Best of San Diego Award in the Pediatrician category by the U.S Commerce Association. The doctor is the author of KEYS TO YOUR CHILD'S HEALTHY SEXUALITY (Barron's Educational Series, 1998), PUBERTY IN GIRLS and PUBERTY IN BOYS (Health Infonet, 2000), the original edition of THE BIRDS AND THE BEES WITH EASE! (Medic Publishing Co.), and the 2010 edition of THE BIRDS AND THE BEES WITH EASE!® (Healthy Chats LLC) in English and Spanish. Learn more at http://www.healthychats.com, http://www.myfirstperiodkit.com, and http://www.charlasdesalud.com.

About the Mom's Choice Awards®

Parents, educators, librarians and retailers rely on MCA evaluations when selecting quality materials for children and families. The Mom's Choice Awards® seal helps families and educators navigate the vast array of products and services and make informed decisions.

The MCA panel of judges includes education, media, and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others who are bound by a strict code of ethics which ensures expert and objective analysis free from any manufacturer association. The evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost.

To be considered for an award, each entrant submits 5 identical samples of a product. Entries are matched to judges in the MCA database who then perform a thorough analysis and submit a detailed assessment. Results are compiled and submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final approval. The end result is a list of the best in family-friendly media, products and services that parents and educators can feel confident in using. Visit http://www.MomsChoiceAwards.com.

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