Parenting Webinar Series – March & April 2015

Parenting Webinar Series – March & April 2015

Did you miss this year’s Parenting Webinar Series? No worries! Register for a webinar via the link behind each title to receive a recording.

We all are facing parenting issues other generations have never seen before, but what our experts know is that we can still succeed in raising hardy, healthy kids. This new series will consist of seven 60-minute webinars with different experts in the field of child development who will share their research on how we can redefine the scope of childhood and offer tools that best support our role of parents.

Registration price: $20 each! To receive the webinar recording, click on each title below. For more information, call Hardy Girls Healthy Women at (207) 861-8131 or email

Can’t make the scheduled webinar time? No problem! HGHW will send you a recording of the webinar via email so you don’t have to miss out and can watch on your own time!

• Activism for You and Your Family – Maine Women’s Lobby (register here!)
The Maine Women’s Lobby will provide and discuss best practices, tools, tips, and techniques to help with activism for legislation, the media, and in your community.

• Mother-Daughter Book Clubs: How Parents Can Help Girls Thrive in Today’s Culture – Lori Day (register here!)
Learn about the power of mother-daughter book clubs as a way to push back today’s  culture. Lori Day will discuss the impact of media on children and how parents and faculty can teach media literacy to help girls learn to deconstruct the harmful and stereotyped media and marketing messages that bombard daily. Day will discuss eight of the biggest challenges facing our girls today such as: gender stereotypes and sexism, sexualization/objectification of girls, beauty obsession and negative body image, “mean girl” bullying, and more!

• Raising Culturally Competent Children – Michelle Chalmers, MSW (register here!)
Teaching children the benefits of human diversity and being a global citizen.

• Sexualized Media Messages and Our Children: Teaching Kids to be Smart Critics and Consumers – Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker (register here!)
This webinar takes a look at children’s consumption of sexualized media messages while providing parents, teachers, and professionals with strategies for dealing with their influence. In this eye-opening discussion, experienced child psychologist Jennifer Shewmaker takes a hard look at the impact of advertisements, products, and entertainment on a child’s psyche and offers strategies for helping kids become critical, active media consumers. Drawing from research in a wide variety of disciplines, the webinar explores the interpersonal factors within children’s lives that impact how they learn to process sexualized media messages. Participants will receive tips for promoting strengths in children and adolescents of both genders and learn about the protective influence of communities on helping children dismiss distorted media images in favor of a character-based mindset.

• Through the Lens of a Girl: Understanding the Role of Social Media in the Lives of Teen Girls – Kamla Modi (register here!)
The world of social media has expanded in just a few short years. It is critical to understand how girls are using social media, the role of social media in girls’ lives, and the impact of social media in the way girls communicate, interact, and understand the world around them. What better way to learn from the voices of girls themselves? In this webinar you will learn about the experience of social media for girls through research findings developed by the Girl Scout Research Institute and a teen expert in the social media space. You will also learn tips and recommendations for how to best work with and communicate with girls about their experience in social media.

• She’s Not Flawed: Starting With Strengths to Help Our Daughters Through Crisis – Lindy Graham, LCSW (register here!)
When teens engage in what we perceive as dangerous or self-injurious behavior, it is typical for parents to experience fear and anxiety, making it challenging to find clarity about how to help. This webinar will explore some of the potential meaning behind self-harming behavior (including disordered eating), and provide parents with tools and skills for helping their teens find their voice from a strengths-based perspective.