Glenbard Parent Series webinar on Dec. 1 to focus on positive thinking for teens

  • Katie Hurley

    Katie Hurley

Posted11/29/2021 11:59 AM

On Wednesday, Dec. 1, the Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families will present "Positive Thinking for Teens: Tools to Improve Mood, Build Self-Esteem and Inspire Motivation" at noon and 7 p.m. via Zoom. Go to for the link to this webinar. To be placed on a reminder list for GPS events or to submit a question in advance, send an email to

Many young people feel overwhelmed by unrealistic expectations from their friends, family, social media, adults and even themselves. It is normal for them to have thoughts such as "I'll never measure up."


Katie Hurley, licensed clinical social worker and child and adolescent psychotherapist, will discuss how adults can identify the symptoms of stress and anxiety and understand how to help when teens struggle. Hurley will discuss the role personality type plays in how young people interact with the world around them, process stressful situations and cope with obstacles. She will guide adults away from the "fix it" role and into a support role to begin practicing positive, empathic communication to help young people succeed.

Hurley is a parenting educator, public speaker and writer. She is the founder of Girls Can! empowerment groups for girls between ages 5 and11. Hurley is the author of "No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls"; "The Depression Workbook for Teens: Tools to Improve Your Mood, Build Self-Esteem, and Stay Motivated"; and "The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World." She practices psychotherapy in the South Bay area of Los Angeles.

GPS is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Community Consolidated School District 93 Birth to 5 Community Coalition, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, DuPage Medical Group, Emmy Gaffey Foundation, Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Kiwanis Clubs of District 9, and Prevention Leadership Team of the DuPage County Health Department.

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

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