On My Own: Independence Skills for Tweens with Defend Yourself

Kids gain lots of independence in late elementary school or early middle school (esp. when the pandemic is over). Will your child be heading to school on their own? Walking alone or with other kids? Beginning to take public transit? Staying home alone for longer stretches? Using a computer with less supervision?

In this workshop geared to 9- to 12-year-olds, Defend Yourself will share skills to help them be logistically, mentally, and emotionally ready for these and other situations, as well as strategies for if something doesn’t go as planned.

Spend an afternoon with your tween helping them cultivate independence, critical thinking, and safety… and give yourself some peace of mind.

The workshop will be led by teachers from Defend Yourself, which has been sharing child-safety skills for more than 20 years! For more info, check out www.defendyourself.org.

Class fee: $88 for each child/parent pair ($40 for each additional child). Limited scholarships are available: if you need financial assistance, please email classes@defendyourself.org. Meets online via Zoom.
Important: Zoom meeting links to the workshop will be sent out before the workshop begins. Please enroll at least forty-eight hours in advance.


Date, Time and Location

Sat, 6/20, 2:30–4:30p

Registration Options

REGISTER $88 per parent child pair / $40 per additional child