Mother – Daughter Program Offered

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“Mothers” (female caretakers) of all ages and daughters in sixth to ninth grades are invited to attend the Suffield Youth Services presentation of a Mother-Daughter Circle entitled Heart of the Matter.

The program will be held at the Suffield Senior Center on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Dinner will be served. There are eight weekly sessions starting Tuesday, February 21.

The purpose of the Circle is to promote a healthy and sustaining bond between mothers/guardians and their daughters during the transitional years from girlhood to young womanhood. This is an opportunity for one daughter and one mother/guardian to have the essential one-on-one time to connect. The Mother-Daughter Circle provides a safe, consistent and strengths-based approach to supporting mothers and daughters on their relationship journey.

These female-responsive skills and development of empathy and understanding, accountability and ownership practices, healthy communication skills, relationship success strategies, clear and reasonable limit setting, meanings and messages about being female, stress reduction skills and celebrating your relationship. You must be a Suffield resident to participate. Space is limited and RSVP is required. To RSVP or get more information, please contact: Leslie Offenbach, MA Youth Services Director at 860-668-3329 or

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