Our first workshop in our new Girl Talk Series will be taking place this Saturday. This workshop is titled "Empowering Young Women & Building Self-Esteem. We are excited for the launch of this fun, educational and empowering series! We know how important self-esteem and self-confidence are for our children, teens and young adults. We also know that research has told us that girls experience a decline in self-esteem between ages 12 and 13.
Our series will engage girls in a supportive network to build self-esteem, learn ways to support and build each other up, and develop a sense of empowerment through FUN and education!
So why did we start this series?
As mother's, one of our greatest desires is that our children believe in their abilities, strengths, and values, despite the messages they receive from the world. As a therapist, I have talked with children and teens struggling every day to make sense of their place in the world. Social expectations and school stressors are high, leaving little time for quiet self-reflection.
Do you remember the days of lying in your room, listening to the radio, lost in thought? Today, those time-out moments are far and few between, thanks to the multitude of activities and electronics competing for attention. It's important that we find a way to incorporate times for and encourage thought and self-reflection in our young girls and boys.
I want to share a video that I have found to be incredibly powerful and eye-opening. This video by Always sends a powerful message about a girl’s self-esteem that is best received by watching.
We hope that we can be a part of helping young girls and adolescents of valuing their worth and learning the importance of building each other up!
Check out more about our Girl Talk Series by visiting here.