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Raising Daughters

This Goes Out To Dads Who Are Nervous About Raising Daughters

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.15.2016 | Parents

This sweet video in honor of Father's Day goes out to new dads who are nervous about raising a daughter. "Dear Dad Who Just Had A Daughter" is part o...

Why Playing With Barbie Helps Girls Grow Into Smart Women

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 06.15.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

Honestly, I didn't think Barbie's body was a realistic portrayal of women's bodies. I was only a child but I understood the difference between a toy and a person. I knew real men had penises, for example, despite the fact that Barbie's boyfriend Ken was not similarly endowed.

These 8 Real-Life Dads Are Secretly Superheroes

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents

Who says all superheroes wear capes? Some are crafty in the kitchen (call it sandwich sense), while some are armed with nothing more than a pen and a ...

Bright Futures: Why It's Important to Raise Money-Savvy Daughters

John F. Sweeney | Posted 06.07.2016 | Parents
John F. Sweeney

My daughter, Anna, outlining this article on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. I appreciate her help! Photo Credit: John Sweeney Before she ...

Letter to My Daughters

Christine Amour-Levar | Posted 03.09.2016 | Parents
Christine Amour-Levar

Ready or not, the day will come when you will become women and leave our home. Nevertheless, despite the years and great distance separating us, you will always remain my darling girls. Thus, I only ask that you keep this letter close to your heart.

You Should Be Binge-Watching This TV Show With Your Daughters

Meg Conley | Posted 01.28.2016 | Parents
Meg Conley

There are a lot of big problems in the world. And it could be argued that a lack of good TV shows for 6-11 year olds is not one of the more sweeping issues. But, in our little corner of that big problem-plagued world, the depictions of girlhood I am able to hand to my girls matter.

I Would Rather My Daughters Use the Word F*ck Than Fat

Jennifer S. White | Posted 01.14.2016 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

Women are definitively a minority and we are, by default, everything that goes along with that label: belittlement, discrimination, treated with hostility covertly and overtly. However, women are beautiful. All women are beautiful.

10 Things I Want My Daughters to Know When We Fight

Reem Kassis | Posted 12.22.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

My beautiful girls, One of you is 2 years old and the other 2 months. Already I love you both a love so fierce...so encompassing...it makes me vulner...

5 Regrets Every Father of a Daughter Will Face

Jimmy Burgess | Posted 12.08.2015 | Parents
Jimmy Burgess

The tiny baby girl that had slept on my chest for days when we brought her home is actually going to be leaving soon. Memories of tea parties, elementary school plays, and cheerleading practices brought to mind some tough questions.

Every Child Is Like a Flower

Sue Shanahan | Posted 11.04.2015 | Women
Sue Shanahan

Once when I was feeling less than pretty, it occurred to me, "Who told you that you aren't beautiful?" I began to wonder, what if our differences act...

What the Tooth Fairy Taught My Kids About the Art of the Deal

Paul Boorstin | Posted 10.22.2015 | Parents
Paul Boorstin

My son and daughter are both grown up now, successful adults with jobs and lives of their own. I suspect the reason I have kept their old teeth all these years is that every night the Tooth Fairy paid my kids a visit wasn't only a magical experience. For them, it was also a practical learning experience.

Girls Deserve More Than Barbies and Baby Dolls

Danielle Prager | Posted 10.06.2015 | Women
Danielle Prager

A young boy may voice his desire to be a nurse, or a girl may share her aspirations of exploring outer space -- but what happens to these early goals as the years go by?

A Mother's 6 Secrets on Surviving Middle School

Kim Keating | Posted 09.28.2015 | Parents
Kim Keating

I am proud of how kind and loving you are to each other and to your family and friends. As you navigate middle school, I offer you both the following tips to help you avoid some of my mistakes and continue on the path of having a wonderful middle school experience.

5 Benefits of Having Little Brother My Daughter Doesn't Realize

Claire McCormack | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents
Claire McCormack

Little brothers: the quintessential pain in the ass. Ask my daughter and she will tell you there are exactly 0.00 benefits to having a little brother. As someone with two older sisters and no brothers, I beg to differ.

A Lesson in Parenting: Sometimes Our Kids Know Best

Rebecca Deurlein | Posted 07.21.2016 | Parents
Rebecca Deurlein

You know those moments as a parent when you realize you were dead wrong? I recently had one with my 24-year-old daughter when she announced that she would spend the summer backpacking through Europe.

How The Presidency Made Me A Better Father

Barack Obama | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Barack Obama

People often ask me whether being President has made it more difficult to spend time with Michelle and our girls. But the surprising truth is that being in the White House has made our family life more "normal" than it's ever been.

How To Raise Brave Girls

Margie Warrell | Posted 05.21.2016 | Parents
Margie Warrell

Too often, somewhere between wearing tiaras and leaving school, we dial down our dreams and reset our sights as the realities of the real world crush in on us.

Parenting Without Fear

Lindley Pless | Posted 05.21.2016 | Parents
Lindley Pless

When I am not there, I get the sense they dig a little deeper to find the strength to try new things without the "training wheels" of their mother's outstretched hands.

Raising Brave Daughters

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 05.20.2016 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

Here we were, two 36-year-old women weeping at an elementary school talent show. And I suspected we weren't the only ones.

To My Mom: All The Things I Never Told You

Sonya Matejko | Posted 05.09.2016 | Women
Sonya Matejko

Here it is as a testament to how much you mean to me. I am sorry for the things that I never told you. Mostly though, thank you for being my mother, and I know that I will love you always and forever.

My Mother's Day Commitment Is Raising My Daughter's Self-Image

Jodi Aman | Posted 05.08.2016 | Parents
Jodi Aman

The best way to help others is to heal yourself, I realized. Though I am a work-in-progress, as long as I am committed to growing and cultivating that self-love everyday by caring for myself, celebrating my successes and seeing myself as more than just my body, I can support and share what has been helpful with my daughter.

I'm Raising A Princess

Melissa Charles | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Melissa Charles

think the real reason is that I can remember having such pretty dresses in my closet and never being allowed to wear them. And then, when the High State Occasion finally came when it was deemed acceptable to wear it, I was allowed to wear the dress once... if I hadn't outgrown it first.

Letter to My Girls About the Mean Girl

Janine Huldie | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents
Janine Huldie

A mean girl is a bully who will use mental warfare and aggression to drag you down every chance she can get.

Raising Wonder

Karen Brett | Posted 05.01.2016 | Parents
Karen Brett

She hasn't gone through the years that change little girls. The years that make girls doubt themselves and everything around them. She still has the gift of WONDER.

Embracing My Wild Child

Becky Tountas | Posted 05.01.2016 | Parents
Becky Tountas

Everyone has to grow up, but I want my daughter to hold onto the magic of being a toddler as long as possible. I want her to run around, uninhibited. I want her to understand the beauty of freedom.