As my daughters get older and life gets busier I am starting to feel more and more like I don’t have the time and space I really need to take a moment and work out what the hell I am actually doing half the time haha.
I can see them changing before my eyes and being online a lot and researching, as part of my running School Mum, the different issues and challenges our kids are facing I am overwhelmed and often left feeling worried about their future.
Partly I am trying to understand and manage my own issues and dysfunctions as a parent and partly trying to prepare them for what is out there. It’s a lot! I feel overwhelmed and I need help.
When I first stumbled across Michael Grose from Parenting Ideas his blog posts and info really resonated with me. I found myself nodding a lot and feeling grateful for his ideas and suggestions.
I was lucky enough to get the chance to meet him a few months back and I did an interview with him which streamed live on the School Mum Facebook page. I will pop a link to that below if you are interested in watching it.
Since doing that interview with Michael I have spoken to him on a number of occasions and he let me know he was running a Parenting Girl online course which starts on the 26th of May so only a few days away. My first response was WHERE DO I SIGN UP haha.
I thought it would be a fantastic idea to get a group of School Mums together who had daughters and were interested in doing the course also.
The plan is I will be setting up a private Facebook group for any School Mums participating in this course so we can talk about some of the key topics and issues together as we are going through it. It is only $67 total to participate in the course and the key topics Michael and his team of experts are addressing are:
- Understanding the psychology of girls
- Helping girls understand their feelings and emotions
- What she needs to be brave in challenging situations
- Helping girls to develop a foundation of strong self-esteem
- Developing healthy relationships: making and maintaining friendships and what to do when friendships don’t work out
- Sexualisation and how to develop a positive, healthy body image
- Developing good mental health habits
- Navigating the online world and technology
- How to be the mum and dad that girls need
I am really looking forward to this and think it will be a great help for me personally raising 2 girls who are currently 9 and 7. I know I need all the help I can get moving into those next years. The course content is relevant for parenting with girls aged between 3-15 and you can find out more about it here … I am able to track our School Mum participants as long as you sign up via this link and you will be invited to join our own private School Mum Facebook group to discuss the course.
For those interested in watching the Michael Grose live interview I did on Facebook you can find it here …