“Strong girls strive to define themselves as women and adults. They are trying to break away from family and remain close at the same time. They are trying to have friends without sacrificing themselves to do it. They attempt to define themselves as moral people and to take responsibility for their choices. They are trying to make good choices, often without much help.”
– Mary Pipher
The Mother/Daughter relationship is like walking a tightrope as our daughters enter their adolescent years. Our previously happy, self-confident girls are now moody, sad and uncomfortable in their own skin. Some girls who were once very open with their Mothers no longer want to share their thoughts and feelings. Where does this leave us as Mothers? Frustrated, confused, and worried. We all live in a world of constant pressure from social media to look good, be happy and show that you are doing the coolest thing out there. Between social media, magazines and TV we are bombarded with celebrity lives showcasing their designer clothes, plastic surgery and fast cars making one think that is normal. There is fat shaming, twitter trolls and mean girls. Sheer craziness for our girls who are trying to understand themselves, navigate their world and where they fit in. How can we as Mothers guide and help them?
Join My Remarkable Self and psychologist Dr. Jo Anne Sirey, Ph.D.** for our Mother/ Daughter Workshop on November 4th, 2015 in Rye, NY as we explore the important Mother/ Daughter relationship and its impact on their lives as they embark on the journey through this developmental phase. The following will be explored:
* How mothers communicate with their daughters and how to send positive messages
*The importance of the mother / daughter relationship in developing their daughters self-esteem and body image.
For Mothers and Daughters grades 5 – 7.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for further information.
**Jo Anne Sirey, Ph.D. is a researcher, educator and clinician. Dr. Sirey completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Weill Cornell Medical College. At Weill Cornell she conducts research on engaging individuals in mental health services funded by both the National Institute of Health and Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation. She is a national recognized speaker in the areas of depression, elder abuse and women’s adult development. In her private practices (White Plains NY and New York City) Dr. Sirey works with adults to manage transitions, from parents with adolescents to adults making their own transitions (e.g., divorce, role changes, loss) and older adults facing the vicissitudes of aging and illness. Dr. Sirey co-developed the Mother-Daughter workshop and has been meeting with mothers and daughters for over 20 years. She is so pleased to be working with the My Remarkable Self team!
—Mary & Claire
**My Remarkable Self is available to give workshops, school/camp assemblies and classes for parents, students, educators and businesses. Please contact us for further information.**
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