When we're little we don't expect things to be tough. It's up to our parents to hold our hands when we cross the street, pick us up when we're down, and tuck us in with a bedtime story. But, what happens when we grow out of the "little" in us? And when it comes to girls, no one understands them more than other girls. Which is why we want to introduce you to GirlPower.
GirlPower is a program designed to help girls understand girls. The goal of the program is to inspire young girls to feel empowered, develop a strong sense of self, and love themselves while maintaining healthy friendships/relationships. And when it comes to friends, it's never going to be perfect. GirlPower will walk them through four Friendship Facts. 1.) No friendship/relationship is perfect. 2.) Every freindship is different. 3.) Trust and respect are the two most important qualities of a friendship. And 4.) Friendships change... and that's OK! (Certainly sounds like a lessen even us grown up girls could use!!)
I always said if there was a time in my life I didn't want to live again it was my tween years. For me it was awkard, emotional AND FRUSTRATING. I grew up in a family of boys, and they just didn't get it!
GirlPower explores those overwhelming, hard-to-explain girl issues that consume the thoughts and emotions of girls, providing them with tools to comfortably manage conflict (which something I STILL have trouble doing today). The program specifically focuses on the multifaceted culture of female relationships, including:
- Why friendships are so important to girls
- The difference between healthy and unhealthy friendships
- How to stay true to who you are and embrace your true colors
- The importance of standing up for yourself and how to do it without feeling mean
- How to identify a toxic friendship and let it go
- How to deal with 'girl bullies' using empathy and understanding
GirlPower is designed for the “Tween” girl, ranging from about 8 to 12 years old. The hope is that girls will build a solid foundation of interpersonal skills, allowing them to foster healthy relationships before entering into the temperamental teenaged years. GirlPower was created to teach young girls how to handle conflict without conceding to peer pressure and compromising who they are. These skills will allow girls to be better prepared for the temptations and influence of teen life.
If you want to learn more, visit GirlPower. And please check out their ongoing events and programs that can get your started right away.GirlPower Events - http://www.urstrong.com/events.asp
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