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.

 

Bringing Sex Education into the 21st Century

Bringing Sex Education into the 21st Century

Thursday, February 21, 2019

PARENTS - Join us on Thursday, February 21 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Center Auditorium in DG for an important talk about sex, sexual assault, consent, and personal responsibility in the home.  It's key to start early and make it an ongoing discussion with open communication.  What's happening in the world today is not being discussed in traditional sex education programs and the expectations and responsibility of this generation is changing rapdily.  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.

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MY PARENTS GET ME  Keys to Connecting with Your Children

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.

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COMPASS FOR GIRLS (Formerly Chick Chat)

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.

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YOGA FOR 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS

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
    Setting Intentions
  • Saturday, February 16
    Love
  • Saturday, March 16
    Luck/Blessings
  • Saturday, April 6
    Growth
  • Saturday, May 11
    Kindness

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Upcoming Events

Feb 16
Pathways Yoga for 7th and 8th Graders
Yoga Among Friends
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Feb 21
Bringing Sex Education into the 21st Century
Lincoln Center Auditorium
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Feb 23
Compass for Girls (formerly Chick Chat)
Herrick Middle School
9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Feb 23
Keys to Connecting to your Children
Herrick Middle School
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Mar 16
Pathways Yoga for 7th and 8th Graders
Yoga Among Friends
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Apr 6
Pathways Yoga for 7th and 8th Graders
Yoga Among Friends
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
May 11
Pathways Yoga for 7th and 8th Graders
Yoga Among Friends
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m

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