Module 1: Meet Your Inner Girl
Opens September 24, 2018
How does your Inner Girl shape you as a woman and mother today? What did you wrestle with as a girl? What did you love about who you were? How can you begin making peace with the wounds and channel your courage? In this module, we’ll begin the journey, getting to know each other and exploring the principles of the course along the way.
Module 2: Have Your Feelings (and Fears) Before They Have You
Opens October 1, 2018
Emotional intelligence -- the way you identify, express and respect your own feelings -- is crucial to success in every domain. But it’s especially key to parenting girls, who are taught to internalize their strongest feelings, please others at the expense of themselves, and avoid conflict. In this session, we’ll explore the rules about feelings your Inner Girl learned all those years ago, practice concrete ways to increase your emotional IQ and your daughter’s, and learn strategies to manage our strongest feelings when our daughters trigger us.
Module 3: Turn Self-Criticism into Self-Compassion
Opens October 9, 2018 (Delayed for Columbus Day)
We women are notoriously self-critical, under relentless pressure to please others and always be more than we are. In this module, we’ll turn back the clock and explore what your Inner Girl learned about failure, success and self-worth. How did this shape you and your parenting today? What is “Perfect Mom” pressure and how does it undermine girls? Prepare to have your life changed by the three step practice of self-compassion, along with other concrete strategies -- drawn from Rachel’s internationally recognized “Failing Well” workshops at Smith College -- to become more resilient and less perfectionistic as women and mothers.
Module 4: Courage Boot Camp: Stop Overthinking & Face Your Fears
Opens October 15, 2018
Girls often start out brave and fearless, only learning to avoid risks once they feel pressure to please others and be perfect. What did your Inner Girl learn about facing the unknown and taking healthy risks? How comfortable are you today screwing up, and how can you get better at being brave -- for you and for your girl? In this module, you’ll continue learning strategies from Rachel’s Failing Well initiative that will help you summon your courage, fight Imposter Phenomenon and overthinking, and embrace (some kinds of) fear -- and help your daughter do the same.
Module 5: Exorcise the Ghosts of Friendships Past
Opens October 22, 2018
Which friends left you out when you were younger? Which ones broke your heart? In this module, we’ll summon the ghosts of our earliest friendships and uncover ways they may cause us to misinterpret and overreact to our daughter’s social challenges. Then you’ll learn Rachel’s most effective strategies to respond to your daughter’s friendship problems.
Module 6: Healthy Body Image in the Age of the Supergirl
Opens October 29, 2018
What messages did you internalize about your body as a girl, and how do they shape your life as a woman and mother today? In this module, we’ll practice strategies to model a healthful approach to body image, cultivate media literacy in your daughter, and respond to self-criticism.
Module 7: Digital Resilience: Set Boundaries & Raise a Wise User of Screens
Opens November 5, 2018
Saying no (and sticking with it), along with setting limits on screen use, are some of the toughest parenting challenges out there. What did you learn about boundary setting when you were a girl, and how does that shape your parenting around screens today? In this module, we’ll practice strategies to say no and follow through. You’ll also learn some of Rachel’s nationally recognized strategies to teach parents and youth to use social media wisely.