"Tween and teen girls are sponges for information about sensitive topics and it's vital that they get it from their parents before their peers start talking," says psychologist, Dr. Trevicia Williams
San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) February 19, 2014
Communication and dialogue are key to fostering healthy parent child relationships. Dr. Trevicia Williams, creator of Real Beauty Inside Out Healthy Mother Daughter Relationships seminar and fair, has found that a major obstacle to healthy relationships between mothers and daughters is the inability to communicate effectively. Yet, research shows that nearly 60% of adolescents look to their moms for decision making and information about topics like sex, drugs, and, alcohol. That's why communication is the topic of the day from noon until 2:30 Saturday, February 22 at at Texas A & M University, 2601 Louis Bauer Drive, San Antonio, TX. Williams will present her popular signature "I Love You But I Can't Stand You Right Now" seminar.
"For moms and their tween and teen daughters, this is a turbulent time in their relationship," said Williams, a psychologist. "They love each other, but they don't understand each other. At 10, daughter is saying how much she loves her mommy. At 14, the daughter is saying how annoying mom is. At 18, the daughter seemingly can't wait to leave home and be all grown up. Knowing how to open up the lines for healthy communication about everyday topics as well as sensitive subjects that tween and teen girls are sponges for is important. Mothers are being proactive not reactive regarding their relationship with their daughters," says Williams.
Mothers and daughters from all over San Antonio are expected to attend this fun, interactive, and, educational seminar during which attendees will participate in a series of fun interactive exercises while learning valuable effective communication skills. Since the focus of the seminar is helping moms and their daughters connect, build, bond and grow, the content is appropriate for girls 10-18 to attend.
"By participating in this seminar, moms learn how to use teachable moments during everyday events such as the story about modestly dressed Selena Gomez's performance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn as she told the audience of mostly tween and teen girls that they were beautiful just the way they were and that what she thought was sexy is "Class," says Williams.
"There is tremendous value in the mother-daughter relationship because both of them care for one another and share a strong investment in the family as a whole," says
"Statistics don't dictate destiny, interventions such as the healthy mother daughter relationships seminar where moms and tween-teen girls learn effective communication skills does," says Williams.
Texas resident Paulina González-Nossa said she's grateful she attended the seminar with her daughters, Paola, 15, and Natalia, 13. "I absolutely loved it," González-Nossa said, adding that one of her daughters was very hesitant to attend. "You should have seen her at the seminar; we all enjoyed it so much. The exercises performed and the tips provided by Dr. Williams were absolutely rewarding. We were able to express feelings to each other, feelings that we normally keep for ourselves because we tend to take our loved ones' feelings for granted. This seminar has helped us discover new things about each other, things that will make us strengthen our relationship."
Williams, who is working with local school districts and presenting her seminars throughout Texas, said she appreciates the positive reception she has received from San Antonio Independent School District's Parent & Family Liaisons, Parent and Family Engagement Department and Counseling Departments when she offered to share the program with the districts' parents and tween-teen girls. The district's Parent Summit the day before the seminar will provide opportunities for more moms to learn about Real Beauty Inside Out.
Williams' objective is to get moms and daughters talking about awkward and sensitive topics so the daughters don't look to their peers for information. "It's much more essential that they get information about sensitive subjects from their parents," she said. "Parents just don't always know how to communicate it," says Williams.
Williams is a psychologist, helping people "get there" in their personal, family and work life guru, speaker,and, the author of "There Are Pearls in the Pain of Every Experience: Spiritual Truths about Life's Experiences," an inspirational memoir about her child bride experience as a 14 year old African American girl in Houston, Texas. She uses her story to inspire and help others across the nation.
Williams founded Real Beauty Inside Out to help mothers and daughters build healthier relationships. "Getting through the "I Love You But I Can’t Stand You Right Now" time in the relationship can be tough. Moms and daughters are required to attend the seminar together. The Texas tour includes Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and surrounding areas. Seminars cost $20 and reservations are required. Learn more about upcoming seminars at: http://www.realbeautyinsideout.com or http://www.treviciawilliams.com
Video of moms who have participated in prior seminars: http://vimeo.com/61774224