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    January High School Conversation Circle

    9:30 am-11:00 am
    Barrington Area Library
    505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL 60010

    High School Conversation Circle Meeting

    For more information or to register to join the Conversation Circle, click here.

  • 24

    “How to Talk with Your Child About Difficult Topics” Parent Coffee

    9:30 am-11:00 am
    Barrington Area Library
    505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL 60010

    “How to Talk with Your Child About Difficult Topics”
    Parent Coffee

    Talking with our kids about difficult topics is one of the most challenging parts of being a parent. It’s not easy for any parent.  But don’t worry,  we are here to help. ​

    ​Mandy Burbank, Licensed Clinical Social Worker from AMITA Behavioral Health – and our amazing facilitator from September’s “Building Connections” Parent Coffee – will guide us as we practice how to have these important, but sometimes difficult, conversations.  ​

    ​You’ll learn specific conversation starters, how and when to get others involved, and how to empower your child to be their own best advocate.  We will sample role playing so that you will feel prepared to talk with your child or teen when the time comes.​

    ​We hope you will join us for this important conversation!​

    ​This is a companion event to September’s “Building Connections” Parent Coffee focused on how to be a trusted adult for the children and teens in your life.​

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    GPS Event: Rachel Simmons

    7:00 pm-8:30 pm
    College of DuPage
    425 Fawell Blvd. Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

    “Enough as They Are: Helping Teens Move Beyond the Impossible Standards of Success”
    An evening with Rachel Simmons

    Rachel Simmons has been researching young woman for two decades and is the author of Enough As She Is and the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out and The Curse of the Good Girl. Here Simmons will share the strategies to help girls and boys overcome brutal self-criticism, an acute fear of failure and feelings that they will never be smart enough, successful enough, attractive enough, thin enough, popular enough, or sexy enough. Join us and learn practical parenting advice—including teaching teens how to manage overthinking, resist the constant urge to compare themselves to peers, take healthy risks, navigate negative elements of social media, prioritize self-care, and seek support when needed to not just survive but thrive.

    Odd Girl Out

Upcoming Events


BStrong Together is pleased to announce the creation of three ongoing, facilitated Conversation Circles for parents, educators, and community members focused on the issues, concerns, joys and challenges of raising children in today’s complex world.  Click here to learn more and to register to join.

Click here for a menu of BStrong Together's upcoming Fall 2019 programs for students, parents, and the community.

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