They need to know what’s real and right and true.
The number one wish of girls 11 – 17 is to be thinner.
By age 13, 55% of girls won’t turn to their mother for advice when they feel badly about themselves.
59% of teens admit to turning to negative behaviors like disordered eating, cutting, drinking or smoking when they feel badly about themselves.
Maybe these statistics are no wonder since our daughters are receiving 3,000 messages a day telling them they are inadequate. They are told their value comes from beauty, popularity and attention from boys. And sometimes we unknowingly reinforce it.
We were told the same thing, sometimes reinforced by our parents, and we know the damage it can do. Yet, we didn’t also have the internet, hundreds of TV channels, satellite radio and multiple fashion/celebrity magazines targeting us. How are you both to cope? My Girls’ Group will help.
My Girls’ Group is a Christ centered small group experience for girls in 4th and 5th grades focusing on body image, media literacy and self esteem. During a series of 6 MGG meetings, girls talk, learn and play games that are relevant to their daily life yet from a Christian perspective. The curriculum is designed to reveal and reinforce the innate value of each girl as a creation that was purposefully, beautifully and wonderfully made by God.
But wait! While My Girls’ Group is a unique opportunity offered at a pivitol point in your daughter’s development, it is for you too! It now includes critical parent training and support through the new, MGG Moms component. MGG Moms is designed for moms who wish to keep open lines of communication into and throughout their daughter’s teenage years.
Don’t miss out! Explore the site and share it with a friend!
My Girls’ Group & MGG Moms were conceived, created, developed and are facilitated by Marcia Shearer.
They are both programs of Inspired Solutions for Women.