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Parenting Girls

The Real Way the Next Generation of Girls can 'Have It All'

Angela Pruess | Posted 04.27.2017 | Parents
Angela Pruess

What if instead of basing the meaning of 'having it all' on a set of culturally determined externals it meant possessing the traits and qualities that would serve as a portal to fulfillment in any and every area of life?

The Kardashians Are Speaking Your Teenage Daughter's Language, and That's Good News

ShimmerTeen | Posted 09.22.2016 | Parents

The Kardashians may seem like your greatest obstacles in empowering your daughter, but they can be some of your greatest allies.

The Conversation I Almost Missed & The Future It Could've Cost

Rachel Macy Stafford | Posted 08.21.2016 | Parents
Rachel Macy Stafford

When I think about teaching my child a lesson, I want it to be one of love, forgiveness, and understanding. I want to be a safe haven, not a person to be feared or avoided, in times of despair.

Teen Girls and Leadership Biases: What Parents Should Know

Sue Scheff | Posted 07.29.2016 | Parents
Sue Scheff

With a presidential election fast approaching with candidates to potentially become the first female president, these findings are a bit concerning. Children are usually influenced by their parents and their surroundings. This means it might be time to check in on your own biases.

Girls Are Messy, Naked Farters, Too

Sara Lind | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
Sara Lind

I see it all the time: lists, articles and blog posts explaining how to be a mom to a boy. As though boys are a different species sharing nothing in common with dainty, proper, sweet little girls.

How To Crack Your Manipulative Teen Daughter's Code

Jill Kohel | Posted 06.27.2014 | Fifty
Jill Kohel

This is a simple, two-step program for parents to learn how to detect and respond to their teen daughter's manipulative behavior.

#BanBossy... LOVE IT!

Keisha Sutton-James | Posted 05.12.2014 | Parents
Keisha Sutton-James

I see it as my job as mom to help my girls be who they naturally are and to live out their lives, not those that "they" have prescribed are acceptable for her. I see it as part of my job as a media professional to help girls see positive images of themselves and to help young women become more of what they want to be.

Empowering and Inspiring Teen Girls to #TakeNoBullies This Summer

Sue Scheff | Posted 08.25.2013 | Parents
Sue Scheff

Summer is an exciting time of year for teenagers now that school's out. Unfortunately, cyberbullies don't take vacation days. As the weather heats up, so can the hateful and negative distractions that are abound in the digital world.

The Great Irrelevant Princess Debate

Jenn Horton | Posted 12.31.2012 | Parents
Jenn Horton

This year, my 4 ½ year old daughter Zoe wanted to be a princess for Halloween. Nothing wrong with that... or is there?

My Wardrobe Malfunction on my Daughter's First Day of Kindergarten

Signe Whitson | Posted 10.28.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

It seems only fair to share with fellow Moms my anxiety-fueled wardrobe malfunction on the morning of my daughter's first day of kindergarten.

What to Do When Your Daughter Is the Mean Girl

Signe Whitson | Posted 03.17.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

It's one thing to work with other people's children and to role play for possible scenarios they may encounter. It's a much more nerve-racking ballgame to have the day come when your own child is smack dab in the middle of mean girl behavior.

The Best Bad Report Card Ever: Why I Delight In the "Minus" on My Daughter's Report Card

Signe Whitson | Posted 03.06.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Recently, I met with my four year-old's pre-school teacher for a scheduled school conference. After the niceties and pleasantries were exchanged, the teacher slid a report-card-like rating sheet across the desk.

Choosing Common Sense over Sexy Banter and Bra Size

Hillary St. Pierre | Posted 12.27.2011 | Women
Hillary St. Pierre

Life is different for beautiful women. I know: I used to be one.

Thinner, Sexier, Hotter: 3 Ways to Help Your Daughter Resist Media Pressures

Signe Whitson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Parents
Signe Whitson

How many times have you heard your daughter singing along to a popular song on the radio and innocently belting out the kind of lyrics that would otherwise get her sent to her room?