Young girls on the verge of adolescence can struggle to find their place in the social landscape. The Strong Moms Strong Girls program of The University of Michigan Center for the Child and the Family is offering a workshop for girls in grades 5-6 and their mothers, on Saturday, November 13. “Figuring Out Friendships” is described as “a mother-daughter workshop to confront relational aggression.” The entertaining, hands-on program deals with sensitive issues that girls encounter in daily life, from cliques to bullying to the pervasive influence of media on their self-image. Girls are given pointers on how to form mutually supportive relationships with their peers and with the female role models in their lives.
Strong Moms Strong Girls is a collaborative effort of the UCCF and the Junior League of Ann Arbor. Its mission is to provide girls with the skills they need to navigate conflicts in a successful manner. In addition to monthly mother/daughter workshops, SMSG offers parent/educator workshops and community presentations. Advance registration is required for the workshops.
Saturday, November 13, 12-5 p.m. $20. 734-764-3432. www.strongmomsstronggirls.org