The pre-teen years are delicate years and if we as parents don’t take charge of the education and up bringing of our daughters, the “world” will do it for us. Your daughter is surrounded by various influences everyday and the sooner she can ENGAGE and INTERACT with positive role models that can teach her skills to cultivate healthy habits, the sooner she can kick-start the journey to building a strong foundation for her teen years to follow.

We will discuss various topics that girls at this age are curious about and should start to learn more of to better prepare them for their teenage years and beyond. All our conversations will be discussed and presented in an age-appropriate way and topics will include:

 

What is ‘REAL BEAUTY’ and why being YOURSELF is awesome!

At Girl-School we are passionate about teaching our young ladies that ‘Real Beauty’ is the UNIQUE combination of YOUR Outer – and Inner beauty qualities. We teach them what INNER BEAUTY really mean and why it is so important, but also why a woman must embrace her unique outer beauty too.
“Being yourself is the prettiest thing you can be”, and we also give the girls two powerful and practical tools to fight against comparison.

The importance of good posture & a positive first Impression.

We teach your daughter the importance of good posture, since it is not only healthier for her body but she will also look and feel more confident when sitting gracefully. The sooner she starts practicing this way of sitting, the sooner it will become second nature to her.
We will teach our ladies how important it is to become aware of the signals and messages we send out to others, whether it is through our body language, the way we dress, what we say or through our actions. People form an opinion about you based on your non-verbal messages and will treat you according to the impression you create. We all want to be treated with respect and dignity, so we need to become aware of our signals and make the best of that ONE chance that we get to make a good first impression.

Personal-care & hygiene.

We understand that some girls are ‘girly-girls’, some are ‘tomboys’ and some are somewhere in-between. We don’t want to CHANGE her, but we DO want our ladies to learn that it doesn’t matter whether you are a girly-girl, tomboy or in-between, ALL GIRLS have to pay attention to their personal hygiene and personal care, especially now that their bodies are starting to change.
We give the girls PRACTICAL tools and knowledge that they can start to apply during puberty and these habits will set a healthy foundation for the teenage years and beyond. We do a practical, age-appropriate skin-care routine in class, as well as some other fun practical grooming steps. The aim is to inspire our ladies to practice self-care in their daily lives as this not only ensure a good impression, but also boost self-esteem when you practice self-love and confidence when you look and feel your best.

Table and social etiquette.

Times change, but manners are timeless.
We teach our ladies how to behave appropriately and politely focusing on how to be a good hostess, a considerate houseguest and also table etiquette. We make manners ‘cool’ because they start to see WHY it is so important and not just something ‘mom or dad tell them to do’. 🙂 Learning basic etiquette will also boost confidence as she will know what to do and what not do in certain situations.

Healthy friendships.

Friends are important, but friendships challenges are also very real, especially at this sensitive age.
So, how do you recognise whether a friendship is good for you or not? We also teach our ladies what we call “The 5 Friends of Friendships” which should always go hand-in-hand with any friendship. Two of these include “Boundaries” and “Assertiveness
We then give your daughter practical tools and guides that she can use to determine whether a friendship is healthy for her or not.

Respecting, loving and accepting my body.

Body Image starts to become a challenge for girls from a younger age today. That is why it is so important that we teach our daughters about LOVING and RESPECTING their bodies. We explain to your daughter that her body is MUCH more than just a ‘shell’ that needs to look a certain way, often dictated by unrealistic media standards.
We introduce our ladies to our Girl-School “Big 5 of a Healthy Lifestyle” and then teach them that if they focus on being healthy rather than ‘skinny’, they are on the right path to positive body image!
As a bonus, we also give the girls five questions that they should always ask before they get dressed to also start cultivating habits around good dress sense.

What makes me special?

In order for her to grow her self-esteem and confidence, she needs to realise that she too has special qualities that make her unique and beautiful. Women often grow up thinking its wrong to acknowledge their own beauty, but if you do this in a humble, beautiful way, it is critical in growing self-love and confidence and ultimately a happier life. It is easy to focus on the negative and all the things you DON’T like about yourself, that is why we want to teach our pre-teens to focus on and celebrate their unique positive and beautiful qualities and then SPARKLE in the world!

 

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