Tips, tools and activities will be offered on dealing with the challenges of growing up, organizers said.
Using activities, games and breakout discussions, the workshop aims to help girls build confidence, adopt a healthy self-image and keep lines of communication open, they said.
The idea was developed by the American Girl organization using materials from several of its body-and-mind-related guides, including "Care & Keeping Of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls," written by pediatrician Cara Natterson.
"American girl has established a huge and loyal following with this book," said Mary Amicucci, vice president of children's books for Barnes and Noble. "It's been a fantastic resource for parents, girls, educators, nurses, pediatricians - anyone who works with or cares for girls and wants to make growing up a little easier for them. "
Bookstore spokeswoman Laurie Aldern said Barnes and Noble is thrilled to partner with American Girl on an event bringing parents and daughters together to "celebrate girlhood and to learn fun ways to enjoy the growing-up process. "
The discussions, she said, will be very light.
"We're planning on laughter and fun and a step to better communication between the parents and their daughters," Aldern said.
After the workshop, from noon to 1 p.m., there will be a luncheon featuring a menu of a turkey wrap or tomato caprese sandwich, chips or a banana, a soft drink or bottled water and a Cheesecake Factory Cupcake Decorating Station.
Reservations are required. Cost is $10 per person.
More information: Aldern via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 909-793-4945.
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