Working with parents to encourage Personal Progress:One way to encourage Young Women to work on their Personal Progress is to get the parents involved. Specifically their mothers. Many mothers don't realize that they can also work on the Personal Program along with their daughter. (The requirements for mothers are slightly different than for the girls, but all of that information is in the Personal Progress book - All they need is a Personal Progress book, or they can do it all online at www.lds.org -go to the youth section, click on personal progress - they just need to be registered for the lds.org site and have a daughter who is in YW - the website will automatically recognize mothers of YW and let them start (and keep track of) their own Personal Progress on the site)
Whether or not a mother wants to participate in Personal Progress herself, involving parents in Personal Progress is a way to encourage working on Personal Progress values and experiences in the home. How can we involve the parents?
A submission on The Idea Door website gave this idea:
"We have a weekly reminder in our ward bulletin. It usually includes the value we are focusing on for the month and any challenges we may have given out. Sometimes it is just a question, like..."How are you and your daughter doing on PP?"
Also, about once a quarter we've been giving a treat and reminder to the mothers. For example, the last one was...Small package of donuts attached to a note that said "Do-not forget to help your daughter with her personal progress". The mothers seem to enjoy it and often times parents will ask us questions about PP when we catch them in the hall to give them their treat"