The Inner Lives of Girls

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The Inner Lives of Girls – The Four Main Pressures Teen Girls Struggle With

Body ideals, healthy relationships, media messages and social pressures: navigating these at the same time is creating a growing identity crisis in kids today.

These pressures are especially amplified for girls in sport and competitive activities.

This talk will give you insight into the four most influential contributors to teens’ healthy development. You will also learn three parenting strategies you should be using to support them, starting today.In this talk, you will learn:

  • The four pillars of the teenage identity: Body Image and Self-Esteem, Social and Romantic Relationships, Media Messages and Expectations, and Family Life
  • Three key parenting strategies to support your child through this difficult stage
  • How these strategies lead to strengthened parent-child connections & healthy futures for you both

Your Facilitator: Dr. Erin Watson

Dr. Erin specialized in studying young women’s and girls’ empowerment, including body image, sexualization, and identity development. She is trained as a therapist and works as a relationship coach for individuals, couples and families. Erin also teaches at one of Canada’s highest ranked universities.

Dr. Erin has been an invited speaker in Canadian middle and high schools, giving workshops to students aged 12 to 16 on topics such as self-esteem, body image, dating & sexuality, and media literacy.