“How Girls Grow: Parenting Healthy Girls from Grade School to Graduation” is the topic of a presentation, 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, June 6 at WayBeyond, which is opposite the 24-Hour Fitness in the Westfield UTC Shopping Mall. The free event is sponsored by Jewish BIGPals and Girls Give Back.
Psychologist Divya Kakaiya, founder of the Healthy Within Foundation, will explore building healthy relationships, developing self-esteem and empowerment. The goal of the evening is to guide parents on how to communicate and encourage their daughters to be whole in body and mind. A panel discussion and refreshments will follow the program that is open to parents only. Space is limited and childcare is available.
Dr. Kakaiya has served on the conference committees for the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) and the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). She was named “A Local Hero” by PBS and a “Cool Woman of 2009” by Girl Scouts, San Diego.