Helping Kids and Parents Thrive
Navigate Adolescence is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing kids and their parents the tools needed to navigate adolescence with confidence, resilience, and kindness.
RESCHEDULED: Bringing Sex Education into the 21st Century
TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019
PARENTS - Join us for an important talk about sex, sexual assault, consent, and personal responsibility. The expectations and responsibilities of this generation are changing rapdily, and it's key for parents to start the conversation early and make it an ongoing discussion with open communication. This is essential information for our daughters AND sons -- for their own self understanding and the health of their future relationships.
Cathy and Todd Adams co-founded Zen Parenting, Inc., a company committed to helping people practice self-awareness, develop compassion, and practice kindness through podcasts, community events and blogs. Cathy is a LCSW, and a self-awareness expert focused on parenting and the persoanl empowerment of women and girls. Todd is also the founder of Todd Adams Coaching "Coaching for Guys," and is a sales rep for JVI, Inc. The two are the parents of three daughters, ages 11, 14, and 15.
MY PARENTS GET ME Keys to Connecting with Your Children
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Presented by Mary Ellen Young
Join us for a parent presentation, coffee, and conversation on Saturday, February 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Herrick Middle School in Downers Grove.
In today's demanding, over-scheduled, digital age, connecting to our children may be harder than ever but it's essential to developing a mutually beneficial, healthy relationship. Harsh discipline, unreasonable expectations and lack of presence are among the factors that interrupt this connection.
In this interactive workshop, we will:
- Explore how healthy connection looks and feels
- Learn what gets in the way of connection
- Discover the ups and downs of obedience, discipline and punishment
- Strategize ways you can immediately start to forge a stronger connection with your family
Presenter, Mary Ellen Young, co-founded Helping Girls Navigate Adolescence (now "Navigate Adolescence") after serving eight years on the District 58 Board of Education. She has researched girls, relational aggression, and how to build social emotional skills for two decades, and has led a variety of parent and educator workshops on topics including bullying, resiliency, and social emotional learning.
COMPASS FOR GIRLS (Formerly Chick Chat)
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Compass for Girls is a fun full-day retreat geared specifically to fourth, fifth, and sixth grade girls. Participants spend time in small group break-out sessions led by professional counselors and social workers, and engage in topics and activities such as:
- Creating self-awareness and practicing self-acceptance
- Tackling tricky friendship topics
- Learning stress-relief and mindfulness techniques
- Enjoying action-packed team challenges
Registration opens on January 18 at 9:00 a.m.
YOGA FOR 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS
Girls can attend one session -- or join us for the entire Pathways Yoga series
Navigate's Pathways Yoga is a great way for girls to positively cope with stress, strengthen their physical body, and clear their mind. Sessions are at Yoga Among Friends run from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with an hour of yoga, followed by a half hour of snacking, socializing, and informal discussion on the themed topic. No prior yoga experience is necessary!
- Saturday, January 26
- Saturday, February 16
- Saturday, March 16
- Saturday, April 6
- Saturday, May 11