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To My Last Baby On Her Last Year of Preschool

Carrie Goldman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

Your teacher was going through the developmental checklist with me, and when she got to the part about whether or not you could speak in two-word sentences, she laughed and said, "Cleo speaks in paragraphs, always with a huge smile."

Food, Bikes and Elephants: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in a social change leader, every single day of the year? Since January 1, 2013, through the Pollinatio...

The Princess's New Clothes

Mical Darley | Posted 09.11.2014 | Parents
Mical Darley

I want to be wary of making her embarrassed or ashamed of what she likes, especially if it seems girly. Because misogyny gets internalized. Because fantasy is the one game in which we all have autonomy. Because that unembarrassed power is a thing I want to preserve for my daughter.

Zosia Mamet Thinks That 'Girls' Controversy Was A 'Good Thing,' Thanks To Judd Apatow

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 09.09.2014 | Entertainment

When HBO premiered "Girls" in April of 2012, the show immediately generated lots of buzz. The cast of starlets all had famous parents, the 30-minute e...

Zosia Mamet Is 'Honored' That Taylor Swift Identifies As A Shoshanna

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women

"Girls" star Zosia Mamet hasn't spent a lot of time reading up on Taylor Swift, but she seemed pretty pleased to hear that the country songstress deem...

Please Do Grow Up

Wendy Bradford | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

I remember when I realized I had a daughter and not just a baby. It was as if the planet shifted, and I felt close to slipping off. All the hard edges revealed themselves, and it occurred to me I would be teaching a girl how to be in a world I had not yet figured out.

When Gender Norms Didn't Work For My Kid

Erika Kleinman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Erika Kleinman

Instead of trotting out the same old stereotypes about what girls and boys are like, we could talk about what our children do; how they move through the world. We could talk about all the ways they are human, and how great it is just to be a part of it.

Oprah, Are You Listening?

Melanie Young | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

When people say you should be doing this or that, how does it make you feel? Do you take it as a compliment or criticism or neither? And how do you respond?

Ode to a Girl on the Day My Daughter Turns 13

Maryam Zar | Posted 09.03.2014 | Women
Maryam Zar

Women have the power to affect change -- but they need a chance and that chance can only come with education.

That One Time A Stranger Called My Toddler 'Fat'

Janel Mills | Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents
Janel Mills

To start, let's be real: Bella is not fat, or even remotely overweight. She's not rail-thin like my other daughter, but how many kids are? Bella is a healthy weight for her body and her age. To think someone could look at a child her age and think she is overweight is unnerving.

For This Pretty Tame Bad Girl, Camp Taught Me How to Cope

TueNight | Posted 09.02.2014 | Women
TueNight

The atmosphere can be simultaneously congenial and competitive, intimate and exclusionary. In a space the size of typical two-car garage, a variety of personality types are thrust together, forced to navigate an often-complicated jumble of events and emotions. And, if you were like I was years ago, you loved it.

Dear Freshman Girls

Lauren Galley | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

First days are an amazing part of growing up and now that I have just begun my sophomore year of college, I too am feeling all the excitement once again as I start a new chapter in my life.

'You Should Be Flattered': Body Image and Street Harassment in the Internet Age

Samantha Shokin | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women
Samantha Shokin

I really believe that if we stressed to girls that health is more important than beauty, that self-esteem more valuable than sexiness, we could save women from the kind of self-destructive thinking that consumed me growing up.

Mark Waid Talks Everstar and Comics for Girls

Bryan Young | Posted 08.26.2014 | Books
Bryan Young

Comics superstar Mark Waid is working hard to make comics better. He always has been.

Mo'ne Davis -- Four Success Tips For Girls From a Young Baseball Ace

Helen Drinan | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Helen Drinan

Mo'ne Davis has accomplished so very much at the young age 13. So what can we learn from her steadfast competition and humble nature? A lot. Here is a list of four things that I believe girls can learn about leadership and success from this inspiring athlete.

I Would Learn to Play Hopscotch

Stephanie Mott | Posted 08.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

Perhaps it is about having the courage to be myself at the time, even if only a little. Maybe learning to play hopscotch would have created enough space for my girl to breathe. Like a well-kept secret where I would have known what she was doing, that she was there, but no one else would know.

Watch The First 'Girls' Season 4 Tease

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 08.22.2014 | Entertainment

The Season 4 premiere of "Girls" is just around the corner and HBO posted a 30-second tease, showing Lena Dunham trying to ride a bike. She falls -- c...

Dads! There Is Nothing Wrong With The Color Pink

Michael Cavender | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Michael Cavender

Pink is the color of hope, beauty and life, and as a parent you should be honored that your son wants to embrace that, it will only make your son a better man and help make the world a world a much better place to live in.

An Open Letter to Teenagers, Especially the Girls

Angela Keck | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Angela Keck

For myself, I believe there simply is no reason for this level of codependency at such a young age. These kids are either together, texting, Snapchatting or talking about each other to their friends. To my way of thinking, it borders on obsession!

#SoBrave

Lauren Galley | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

When one thinks of the word brave, we think of someone heroic, such as our tireless firefighters, policemen who risk their lives daily or even a circus performer on the trapeze high in the air.

A Nigerian Horror Story With No End in Sight

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The United States offered assistance in locating the girls captured by Boko Haram and the Nigerian military has indicated they know where the girls are being held. But no deals have been made, no surreptitious capture plans have been leaked, and President Jonathan has remained amazingly quiet about his next moves.

Taking Charge of the Media - Amplifying the Stories of Afghan-American Teen Girls

The Advice Project | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
The Advice Project

Because of the bombardment of negative media images, it's not enough to throw only a few positive images and examples of powerful women into the mix. We must talk about those images with girls.

Methadone for the TV-Binge-Watcher: What to Watch While Waiting for the Next 'Hit'

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 08.12.2014 | TV
Mellini Kantayya

Being a mere mortal and not a mighty algorithm, my suggestions aren't as nuanced as Netflix's 76,897 genre categories, but I did my best to match common themes and tones to these wonderful shows that may be new to many viewers.

10 Things Your Daughter Should Know By The Time She Is 10

Laura Usky | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Laura Usky

There will be challenges she will face that will seem cruel and impossible. It will take her faith, her family and her perseverance to get through some of the things that life throws at her.

Princess Slays the Knight

Tara Kennedy-Kline | Posted 08.08.2014 | Impact
Tara Kennedy-Kline

My hope for men and women everywhere is that we will abandon the quest for dominance over the opposite sex and seek instead to be united as kings and queens who each wield their masculine and feminine gifts to rule their kingdoms together.