Parenting Adolescent Girls

Adolescent girls manage daily demands and expectations from family, school, community, media and their own dynamic selves. Day by day, girls naturally experience a myriad of highs and lows, successes and setbacks. This learning can be uncomfortable, painful, and on occasions, dangerous. Parents and caregivers of adolescent girls will talk about: 

  • Some specific common and typical bumps and pitfalls for girls, and ideas for how to anticipate and manage them.
  • The challenges of effectively supporting girls as they become skilled in their world.
  • The art of balancing supportive care while encouraging autonomy and self-efficacy.
  • When to step in with a comment, help, or all out rescue, and when to resist that urge.
  • Typical adolescent development, including tools for discerning what is "normal" (if challenging) vs. a red flag.

The class is taught by Sarah Hardy. Sarah holds a B.A. from Stanford University and a M.Ed. in Parent and Family Education from the University of Minnesota. She has been with the Edina Family Center since 2016.

This course will run 1.5 hours once per month on Thursdays. This is a parent-only class, sibling care is available.


  Sibling Care Offered

Edina Community Center : Multiple Rooms
Thu Sep 12, Thu Oct 10, Thu Nov 14, Thu Dec 12, Thu Feb 13, Thu Mar 12, Thu Apr 9 & Thu May 14
9:30 - 11:00 AM


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