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Two Glenbard Parent Series events to help teens overcome self-criticism, fear of failure.

Byline: Peg Mannion, Glenbard District 87

The Glenbard Parent Series: (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families will present Enough As They Are: Helping Teens Move Beyond the Impossible Standards of Success with author Rachel Simmons at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 24, at the College of DuPage McAninch Center in Glen Ellyn. This presentation will be repeated at noon Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Marquardt School District 15 administration center, 1860 Glen Ellyn Road in Glendale Heights.

Simmons exposes the dilemma of a narrow, unattainable vision of success and translates the toxic messages that teens have internalized. She will share strategies to help young people overcome self-criticism, acute fear of failure and feelings that they will never be successful enough, attractive enough, thin enough or popular enough.

Parents, guardians and caregivers will learn tips to help teens take healthy risks, navigate social media, manage overthinking and prioritize self-care to not just survive, but thrive. Students are encouraged to attend.

Continuing professional development units are available.

Simmons is the author of "Enough As She Is" and the New York Times bestsellers, "Odd Girl Out" and "The Curse of the Good Girl."

GPS is generously sponsored by the Birth to Five Community Coalition, Cebrin Goodman Center, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, DuPage Medical Group, Emmy Gaffey Foundation, Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Holiday Inn/Carol Stream, the Prevention Leadership Team of the DuPage County Health Department, and the District 93 Birth to Five Community Coalition. Thanks also go to GPS allied partner Illinois PTA for their support of this event.

For further information, visit or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at 630-942-7668 or gilda_ross

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Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Date:Sep 11, 2019
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