Tweens! Of all the age brackets, I believe that this one is the most important. BIG stuff happens between the ages of 9 and 12 – internal agreements are made, the consequences of which can be felt well into adulthood. While Mummy and Daddy’s arms are still the safest place in the world for now, they’re starting to see that there’s a wider world out there and the rules are different.
When I look at my life, the essence of the child I was in my last few years of primary school is the essence of the adult I am today (with a tween of my own) – before the drama of high school and the uncertainty of early adulthood. I wish I had an anchor to my own truth, one that I could have held on to during those times. One of the things I’ve come to understand is that I am my own role model – more specifically, my inner child who was unafraid to express how they feel, not afraid of the future or ashamed of the past; the child who’s natural tendency is to enjoy life, to play, to explore to love with abandon.
I want my daughter to know that who she is at her core now is her truth and I want to create an anchor to that truth for reference as she grows – an anchor that she can share with her own children. I have created the I AM ME! Project around these principles and I’d love to share it with you. This project builds resilience, self-belief, confidence and positive thinking by reminding our tweens that they will always have a place that they belong because “true belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are.” (Brene Brown).
If you’d like to help your tween’s self-esteem and participate in this amazing project, click here for more information or give me a call directly on 0466 992 134. I’d love to hear all about your remarkable tween!
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