Right in the Middle - a mother/daugther workshop for middle school
Date(s) & Time(s)::
August 15, 2012 at 9:00 AM until 12:15 PM
Location: Myers Park Country Club and Cedarwood Country Club
Right in the Middle is a local conference to help Moms and their daughters work together through some of the issues that challenge girls in middle school to help them start middle school right.Return to event list.
Moms and their daughters, grades 6 and 7, will have a chance to start middle school on the right foot. Right in the Middle is a fun Mother/Daughter opportunity to learn tips, insights, and solutions to managing the middle school social scene that often overwhelms a young teenager’s emotions.
The event is hosted by middle school expert Michelle Icard, creator of Athena’s Path & MichelleintheMiddle.com, with special presentations by Rosie Molinary, author of Beautiful You, and Dr. Melisa Holmes, co-founder of Girlology.
What’s important about the middle school social scene? Michelle Icard reminds us to “think changing friendships, boys, gossip, parties, bullies, body image, and being true to yourself. Without an understanding of how to manage this new social landscape, girls can easily become overwhelmed or distracted, and success in school, not to mention self-esteem, suffers.”
According to Icard, “the changing landscape of middle school causes stress for teens, particularly with friendships. Girls often ask: ‘Are we friends, frenemies, or somewhere in between?’” Icard will offer tips for moms and daughters to navigate this new landscape together. The girls will have a special “girls only” breakout to devise a personal plan for responding to criticism from friends and frenemies.
Dr. Holmes will share knowledge and tips for handling puberty, boys, and the middle school romance scene. According to Holmes, “Our goal is to start conversations that matter and to teach Moms and daughters how to continue those conversations.”
Local author Rosie Molinary will teach Moms strategies to support and empower their daughters through the tidal wave of self-esteem and body image issues of middle school girls. “It is easy for a parent to feel helpless, but studies have found that mothers are the most important body image influencers in their daughters’ lives, and they can have a profoundly positive effect,” says Molinary