Woohoo! Just got back from the GENAustin Radiant G Conference and let me tell you, it was one for the books! As a proud owner of Austin Therapy for Girls, this event is always a highlight for me. It’s the perfect chance to mingle with amazing ATX moms, dads, social workers, and all-round caregivers. Raising a girl can be like a ride on the wildest rollercoaster, am I right?
But with the festive season around the corner, you might be feeling like you need to jump off this ride. It’s totally understandable to feel a little queasy when it comes to navigating the ups and downs of relationships. You’re the expert on your daughter’s needs, no matter her age, but we all need a little help when things get extra-crazy-busy. That’s where we come in! We’re here to guide you in the right direction and make sure you’re feeling confident in your parenting decisions. So, take a deep breath and let’s tackle this together!
While the holiday season brings cheer to many, it can also be a tough time for some. Maybe you’re feeling the absence of a loved one or disappointed in your family relationships. You’re not alone, and we’re here to support you through it all.
During the conference, we had a good chuckle at how we humans operate. Even after our moms compliment us on our hair, we still can’t help but wonder if they secretly hated it yesterday. Classic!
Here’s our take aways from our Three Amazing Presentations at Radiant G conference.
Oh, it feels so good to be back in the flesh! We humans are hardwired for connection, and in our very first presentation, we had to keep an eye on the clock because our lovely caregivers were parched for some good old fashioned conversation. The empathy was pouring out of every corner, and we had a blast watching Brené Brown’s Empathy clip together.
In the spirit of the heartwarming tale of Frozen (which may or may not be a holiday classic), let’s do as Elsa and release our judgment and let it go! It’s high time we stop pointing fingers at moms for everything under the sun. And, the biggest reason why daughters don’t spill the tea? Fear of judgement or getting in hot water.
Our conference’s top takeaway? Mothers and daughters alike yearn for quality time together. It’s a universal need, isn’t it? Alright, let’s peel our eyes off of our screens and lock eyes with each other (even if there are some eye-rolling rebels among us).
November is the month of “no,” a time to draw boundaries for ourselves. But, deep down, we all yearn for a resounding “yes” to moments of pure joy and connection.
Another charming nugget we discovered from chatting with moms and daughters is that they share a groovy connection through music. It’s a two-way street, with moms dishing out their favorite jams and daughters schooling moms on the latest beats.
Moms have let us in on a little secret: it’s vital to groove to our daughters’ tunes since back in the day, their own moms didn’t show as much interest in their music as they would have liked.
‘Tis the season to blast those jingles, cherish quality time with loved ones, and (most importantly) make sure there’s enough pie for everyone.