Understanding our Gorgeous, Confused Girls

An online masterclass about tween and teen girls with Maggie Dent and Michelle Mitchell

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This live masterclass ran on 9th September 2021. Sign-up now for lifetime access to the replay and additional resources...

While there is so much to celebrate about being a girl, and so many more opportunities for girls today it’s also a pretty challenging and contradictory time to be one. Something has changed in our tween and teen girls’ world and they are struggling with challenges that many of their caregivers did not when we were their age.

We’re seeing more anxiety, academic pressure, self-harm, depression and tragically suicide. The online world adds a complexity to raising our tween and teen daughters – online bullying, sexualisation, the obsession with image. Many girls are drowning in disillusionment and insecurity and there is a level of pressure that simply didn’t exist before.

In this very special masterclass, Maggie Dent is joined by tween/teen specialist and bestselling author Michelle Mitchell to help parents and people who work with adolescents better understand, support and empower their tween and teen girls.

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Maggie and Michelle explore:

- Girl culture in the 21st Century – what is life like for this generation of girls and what do they need?
- Fears, challenges and disappointments that can be a catalyst for positive change in girl culture.
- Strengthening body image and self-care in everyday conversations, amidst a selfie-obsessed culture.
- Supporting tween and teen girls with their friendship issues.
- Essential tips for managing a girl’s online world.
- The importance of aunties and father figures in girl’s lives.
- Top tips to help our girls find their own identity, purpose and voice.

Maggie taught in co-ed high schools for many years and then worked as a counsellor. Michelle ran a health promotion charity for 20 years. Together they truly get adolescence and they will guide you to be a safe base and positive lighthouse for the girls in your life.

NB This is one of two very special and complementary events we ran in 2021 for anyone who lives or works with girls. Maggie was also joined by one of the world's favourite parenting educators, Steve Biddulph, for Raising Mighty Girls: From Babyhood to Young Adulthood.


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This highly practical masterclass brings together these two knowledgeable, relatable presenters to help you explore practical ways to promote resilience, happiness, respect and responsibility in the tween/teen girls you live or work with.

Please note this presentation is not designed for adolescents, but rather for their parents and carers/educators.

Watch this on your device whenever suits you.

The session runs for approximately 1.5 hours. An audio-only version is also be available for those who prefer to listen on-the-go.

Once you sign up you will receive access to the participant area where you'll find the replay and all the additional resources.

Free gifts included...

Everyone who registers will receive a free ebook Taking the High Road and an audio track, Moonlight Magic from Maggie to support adolescents with healthy stress management, managing life and building resilience. Michelle is gifting participants her ebook/journal, A Wise Owl’s Help with Friendships: A thinking companion for girls.


As a handy reference, you'll also receive a PDF handout with notes and links to further information and resources.

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Your hosts

Maggie Dent

Maggie Dent is one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators, with a particular interest in the early years, adolescence and resilience – as well as being an undisputed 'boy champion'. Maggie’s experience includes teaching, counselling, and working in the palliative care/funeral services and suicide prevention. She is the author of eight major books, including the bestselling Mothering Our Boys and the 2020 release From Boys to Men. She hosts the ABC podcast, Parental As Anything and in July 2021 released a book of the same name.

Michelle Mitchell

Michelle Mitchell is an award-winning speaker, and bestselling parenting author. She has been termed ‘the teenage expert’ by the media and is sought after for her compassionate and grounded advice for parenting tweens and teens. Michelle started her career as a teacher, but soon discovered a special interest in wellbeing. She left teaching in 2000 and founded Youth Excel, a ‘boutique’ health promotion charity which delivered tailor made life skills programs and psychological services to thousands of young people and their families each year. Today she uses her experience to write and speak in schools, community events and through media. Her best-selling parenting and children’s books, including the highly popular Everyday Resilience Journal, have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into several languages.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the webinar start?
It starts whenever you like! The live event was on 9th September 2021. Now you can sign up to watch the replay in your own time.
How long do I have access to the masterclass?
How does lifetime access sound? After signing up, you have unlimited access to the content for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. Just come back to this website and login!
What if I am unhappy with the masterclass?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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