Girls on the verge of their teen years are beginning to seek independence. They are staying home alone (or with younger siblings) for longer periods of time, babysiting, walking to a friend’s house or to school, bicycling around the city, or riding the bus with buddies. They are exploring the world, at times without direct adult supervision. On top of that, you may be concerned about peer pressure and a cultural environment that romanticizes unhealthy relationship behavior and tends to denigrate girls’ abilities and sense of self. They could use some skills to help make up for the experience they don’t yet have.
In this class, tween girls will learn to recognize “red flags” that someone may mean harm, plan safe exits from iffy situation, practice physical moves (just in case), and learn to find supportive self-care. All in age-appropriate language and concepts.