Fall Calendar 2013
Keeping Your Daughter Safe: 5 Things to Know About What Girls Are Doing Online
- Sept 25, 8pm- 9pm. Online Teleclass. Register here.
Raising Confident Girls; 6 Strategies
- Sept Oct 11 ,NESA, NEw England Sports Academy, Westwood, MA
Tweens In Balance, Parent Seminar for Parents of Middle Schoolers
- Oct 2, 6:30pm Pierce Middle School, Milton, MA, 6;30 pm
- Oct 16, 7pm Hingham Middle School, Hingham MA
Self Care Strategies for Moms, Teleclass hosted by MommyBites.com
- Oct 3, Register here
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Tara is passionate about empowering parents, moms, teen and tweens on all things teen. She’s also passionate coach and mentor for young entrepreneurs and mompreneurs. She is also available to give presentations in schools, community organizations and and health and wellness settings.
If you’re interested in booking Dr. Tara for a a private parent presentation, small group session, faculty/PTA meeting, community event or student assembly, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How will the workshops/courses help you?
It is now well established that today’s adolescent girls are more stressed out than ever before. Within just 10 years, the rate of teen depression has doubled. Major concerns include: Anxiety, Poor Body Image and Low Self-Esteem, Eating Disorders, Weight Concerns, and Bullying/Dating Violence. Modern issues are also at play—over-scheduling, poor lifestyle habits, lack of sleep, and digital consumption—which can disrupt important bodily rhythms needed to be keep girls in balance.
Mothers can play a key role as their daughters transition through adolescence as role models for self-care. In addition, both mothers and daughters are likely experiencing hormonal fluctuations with dueling peri-menopause and pubertal symptoms, adding to an interesting mix moodiness and low frustration tolerance. Welcome to raising teenage girls!
Sample Speaking Topics Include:
Get Ready for Tweendom
This talk focuses on current challenges for raising girls in today’s culture related to gender roles, beauty ideals and confidence. Parents of 5th & 6th graders.
- Understanding own core values about women/girls
- Getting a grip on own story as a girl and potential fears, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that may creep into your current parenting
- Dealing with girl drama in friendship groups that can develop in the early school years and persist throughout childhood (e.g. Dealing with “fat talk” and relational bullying)
- Media literacy in the home and boundaries with technology/media
- Creating a home environment that promotes holistic health rooted in a foundation of a balanced lifestyle and inner strength rather than fitting in/external influences
Helping Our Girls Become Confident Teens
- For Moms of girls in middle school transitioning to high school
- Puberty is not a one-time discussion. How to have open communication about changing bodies
- Understand the massive changes about to take place in the adolescent brain and how that impacts everything.
- Dealing with body image and self-confidence (and how your confidence impacts her confidence)
- Anticipating challenges with shifting social circles in adolescence and understanding “hook-up” culture
- How to handle moods and the first time she says she hates you.
- Why adolescence doesn’t have to be a crisis.
Stress Management Education for Teens and College Students
A mind-body session or 8-week program can be crafted to meet the needs to your organization. Dr. Tara Has developed the Teens in Balance stress management program. Call for more info.
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And a little bit about Dr. Tara (See also About Me)
Dr. Tara Cousineau is a clinical psychologist, self-esteem coach, and social entrepreneur based in Boston. She is founder of Moxie Moms coaching created for mothers of tween and teen girls. The on-one-one coaching and group programs focus on skill building and support in parenting daughters and is based on years of experience in working with adolescent girls and women.
She founded BodiMojo.com, an evidence-based and innovative solution to help teenagers take control of their health by leveraging the “digital” playgrounds they reside in. The web program improved body esteem in teenage girls.
Her expertise includes also writing, research and conceptual development in health media. This includes helping organizations identify and formulate health communication strategies to reach girls and women as individuals, groups and decision makers.