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Fathering an Adolescent Girl: The What and How

This seminar series is open to fathers with daughters in Years 7 to 10, and will equip fathers with information and strategies to help them understand, relate to and communicate with their daughters.

Date:
Tuesday 27 August 2019
Time:
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Venue:
Brisbane Girls Grammar School
Sessions:
There are two sessions as a part of this seminar, Tuesday 27 August and Tuesday 10 September.
Location:
Bain Staff Centre
Register:
Please register your attendance below.

Reflecting the School’s commitment to engaging and strengthening our partnership with parents, we are delighted to offer a seminar series developed specifically for fathers—Raising Confident Girls: Fathers Seminars.

The seminars will comprise presentations, discussions and small group activities in a relaxed, engaging and fun environment. Refreshments will be provided, and each participant will receive a booklet containing key information discussed during the seminars.

6.30 pm to 8 pm, Tuesday 27 August—The What

  • Why is my daughter changing?
  • What do I need to know?
  • Why does she act the way she does?
  • Key developmental issues for fathers

6.30 pm to 8 pm, Tuesday 10 September—The How

  • How to manage your daughter’s emotions
  • How to communicate effectively
  • How to stay connected
  • How to prepare your daughter for life beyond school
  • How to encourage positive emotions
  • How to father effectively

Ms Jody Forbes, Director of Student Counselling, has designed the seminar in partnership with Mr Brent Wall, a former BGGS parent (2018).

Jody has worked at Girls Grammar for 15 years and is a mother to two adolescent girls. Brent has recently navigated the journey of raising an adolescent girl as a single parent. Brent joins Jody to share a father’s perspective on how turn theory into action.

If you have any further queries about the program, please contact Ms Jody Forbes.