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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.

Sheryl Sandberg on Creating Global Corporate Culture

Quora | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business

These Questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

7 Best Celebrity Role Models of 2015

Common Sense Media | Posted 12.17.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Celebrities matter to kids. They get lots of praise and attention -- and always look good (even when they claim #nofilter). But as parents know, not all celebs are great role models. Many are famous for things we'd never want our kids known for (looking at you, Kim). Others might be attractive, have a gorgeous Instagram account, or a pretty voice -- but what do they do with their fame?

Mike The Knight: Mike's Bravest Mission - A Great Role Model for Pre-schoolers

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 12.08.2015 | Teen

Mike the Knight is a Canadian/British animated TV series created by Alexander Bar and Written by Marc Seal. It airs on Nick Jr in the US and it is av...

You Can’t Watch This Video Of Cam Newton And Say He’s Not A Role Model

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.26.2015 | Sports

In an open letter that went viral last week, a mom condemned Cam Newton's touchdown "dabbing" as evidence that he's not a role model, but late...

How Social Media Is Lying to You

Liv Raimonde | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Liv Raimonde

We should not only start portraying real beauty and real happiness but also the struggles of real life. It is what's real that is most beautiful, the good and the bad. The more we portray that message on social media the more young adults will learn to love themselves for who they are instead of striving to be an image that in reality does not exist.

7 Secrets to Keeping Your Dreams Alive... Even After Graduation

Zanele Mutepfa | Posted 10.29.2015 | College
Zanele Mutepfa

Keeping your dreams alive is the one job from which you will never be rejected, fired, or laid off. Just because you don't get your dream job right after graduation doesn't mean it's impossible.

There's a Thousand-Pound Gorilla on Top of My Foot and I Love It

Lisa Cavallaro | Posted 10.28.2015 | Parents
Lisa Cavallaro

Typically I'm not one to put my foot down. But this time the foot's down and it's staying down. As opposed to those times when I work myself into a lay-down-the-law mood and then lift my foot as I come out of that mood, this time the foot's holding firm.

Taking a Knee and Clanking Helmets: It is Possible to Shift a Narrow Perspective by Watching Football

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 10.21.2015 | Parents
Kay Tacke Morse

The camaraderie, the devotion to team work and touchdowns, the knee they take when a man is down. My perspective in regards to this sport has shifted radically in the past few years. Football helmets clanking still sends a chill down my spine, though.

Bratz Dolls Reimagined As Extraordinary Women

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.13.2015 | Women

An artist is giving Bratz dolls the makeover they desperately need.  The dolls have long been criticized for their revealing outfi...

#ReclaimHalloween: Make Your Costume Matter

Victoria Song | Posted 10.08.2015 | Impact
Victoria Song

We've all heard and read about how Halloween has notoriously been a holiday where women are viewed as objects and retailers market "sexy xyz" costumes to them. We present an alternative. We're asking women to #ReclaimHalloween, and celebrate their own version of sexy: women who live from the inside out.

She Learned It From Me

Megan Baca | Posted 09.17.2015 | Parents
Megan Baca

Parenting isn't a game of Simon Says. Most of us have heard the saying "Do as I say, not as I do." It's easy to encourage my kids to imitate my appropriate responses and then come down on them hard when they imitate my bad ones.Turns out kids are more influenced by actions than our words.

10 Latino Media Role Models in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

Common Sense Media | Posted 09.17.2015 | Latino Voices
Common Sense Media

These influential Latino figures -- including award-winning actors, directors, writers, and entrepreneurs -- are making an impact on their respective industries as they change perceptions of cultural identity.

You are a Role Model -- Whether You Like it or Not

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 09.04.2015 | Parents
Dr. John DeGarmo

s. There are far too many poor role models for our kids to watch, and our kids to follow. You and I need to step it up. You and I need to change that. We need to take our role of being a good parent more seriously. We need to embrace the possibility that we might be the only positive role model other children might ever see.

Excuse Me! Excuse Me! Kids Are in the Room.

Joseph Rollins | Posted 08.27.2015 | Entertainment
Joseph Rollins

In polite circles men that behave in this manner to women are shunned. So why is this behavior okay with some women? Am I missing something? Why are women allowing Trump to define them in this way? Is this the new normal?

Our Love Affair With the Butt-Kicking Black Widow

Meredith Spidel | Posted 08.19.2015 | Parents
Meredith Spidel

I don't disagree with Target's choice to create one ginormous androgynous toy section. I actually don't care. My kids know what toys they want and will manage to find it and drain my wallet whatever shelf it's stashed on.

What Three Fictional Heroines Can Teach Future Female Leaders

Anne Loehr | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

We need girls and boys to see women leaders and heroes as the norm. Although they are few, the three heroines I have in mind are powerful examples of female leadership. So who are these three fictional heroines and what what can they teach current and future female leaders?

I Don't Need Perfection (or Thank You, Taylor Swift)

Mike Reynolds | Posted 07.24.2015 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

I used to hate Taylor Swift. And then Taylor Swift ignored what I thought of her and kept on making music, and my girls kept dancing to her songs about break-ups.

Enchanted By Taylor Swift

Ruth G. Zavitsanos | Posted 07.23.2015 | Entertainment
Ruth G. Zavitsanos

Though it's unusual in these times for a celebrity to be admired by three generations of women I wasn't surprised when my daughters gave my mother a Taylor Swift keychain. They purchased it with their 83-year-old grandmother in mind while at the pop star's recent concert.

The Unexpected Reason Caitlyn Jenner Is Suffering From Insomnia

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Van Winkle's

Caitlyn Jenner's public transition has been one of 2015's cultural highlights, and we're excited to more fully explore her story in the new documentar...

The One Thing DC Comics Is Getting Wrong

Lauren Galley | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact
Lauren Galley

As a girl who loves a good superhero film, I wish more than anything that I had more female characters to look up to. Not women that are sexy and flexible, and are the love interests, but women who are strong, brave and just as tough as the male superheroes.

Role Modeling and Summer Drinking: How to Set the Right Example for Your Teen This Summer

Dr. Karen Soren | Posted 07.01.2015 | Parents
Dr. Karen Soren

As we all head outdoors for these sun-soaked get-togethers, be mindful that alcohol consumption is often higher during this time of year. In our role as parents, it is important to be cognizant of our own drinking, be aware of others' consumption and be prepared for questions from our teens.

Who Are the Role Models Since Helen Keller?

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Janice S. Lintz

South Africa's Freedom Charter was adopted in 1955. The Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted in 1990. The United Kingdom followed five years later with the Disability Discrimination Act. Yet where are all the great leaders championing access for people with hearing loss?

7 Traits I Hope My Sons Learn From Their Father

Rebekah Bastian | Posted 06.18.2015 | Parents
Rebekah Bastian

In the nature vs. nurture debate, there's no denying the strong personalities our children are born with. But there are also plenty of opportunities for us to screw them up or inspire them along the way.

Engineering Girls' Passion for STEM

Victoria Juarez | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Victoria Juarez

Nobel Peace Prize winner and education activist Malala Yousafzai is quoted with saying, "Every girl deserves to take part in creating the technology that will change our world and change who runs it."