Join us in welcoming Rachel Simmons, New York Times best-seller, to Boulder.
As parents, we want what is best for our children. However, for many girls the drive to achieve is fueled by brutal self-criticism and an acute fear of failure. Rachel Simmons has been researching young women for two decades, and her research plainly shows that girl competence does not equal girl confidence - nor does it equal happiness, resilience, or self-worth.
On the surface, girls may seem exceptional, but in reality, they are anxious and overwhelmed, feeling that, no matter how hard they try, they will never be smart enough, successful enough, pretty enough, thin enough, popular enough, or sexy enough. Rachel will provide practical parenting advice - including teaching girls self-compassion as an alternative to self-criticism, how to manage overthinking, resist the constant urge to compare themselves to peers, take healthy risks, navigate toxic elements of social media, prioritize self-care, and seek support when they need it.
Meet & Greet with Rachel Simmons - Have your book signed, take pictures, and enjoy some delicious food and drink.
When: Directly before the event, from 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Location: 3120 Kittrell Court, Boulder CO 80305
Presentation to follow at Fairview High School at 6:30 PM.