What a time this is! Especially for young people, this is a particularly important time to have social-emotional skills to fall back on. As students can no longer attend school in person, hang out with their friends, or go to the sports practices, club meetings, and lessons that make up their busy schedules, it is also a time where it is easy to feel bored or get sucked down internet rabbit hole after internet rabbit hole. We at AuthenticME realize that we have a tool well suited to kids with time on their hands and one that is designed to help them build the social-emotional skills that can make navigating a confusing and scary world easier.
In light of this, we decided to make our ELEMENTS for Girls chapters available as free digital downloads, to be released chapter-by-chapter every Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning April 6 (with more content released on April 8, 11, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24 and 27). Partnering with Navigate Adolescence, we have also worked with social workers in our community to develop short video intros to each chapter that help contextualize them for this moment in history.
The book will still be available for purchase, and we have also added the opportunity to buy solely the bead kits that are meant to accompany this book here. While the book is designed to be completed alongside the bracelet, we will also have suggestions for alternate ways to follow along with things you already have at home.
Check back here on April 6 for the first download, and we hope that you keep following along M/W/F to work through the entire book. Our sincere wish is that this will provide the girls in your life with an opportunity to take a deep breath, chill, and develop some important skills in this fun format.