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10 Questions Your Daughters Should Be Asking

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Your daughters may feel pretty or less than pretty, but I think that what they are really asking is whether or not they are acceptable and fit in.

Stem Education Matters to Our National Security, Innovation and World Leadership

Michele Nash-Hoff | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Michele Nash-Hoff

At the end of each story, the Playbook Role Models share heart-felt advice for girls to apply to their career path. Then, questions are asked of the reader to help them take the first step to writing their own playbook.

Being a Girl... A Perspective

Lauren Galley | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Lauren Galley

When I was 8 years old I never thought to worry about looking a certain way and certainly never felt that not being pretty would stand in the way of being accepted as a friend.

4 Bugs That Bite Every Girl

Kali Rogers | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Kali Rogers

Why is it that every girl seems to suffer from low self-esteem at some point during her life? There are many theories floating around, I am especially happy that women are taking a stand. However, my expertise comes from the opposite end of the spectrum.

The Message I Want All Girls To Hear

Miribel Tran | Posted 06.21.2014 | Teen
Miribel Tran

I believe that young girls need to learn how to perceive and react to social media, pop culture and entertainment in a more positive way. This isn't taught in schools, and I highly doubt that our parents can honestly understand social media to understand its effects.

Girl Up Teen Advisors Surprise Their Moms In The Most Beautiful Way

Melissa Hillebrenner | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Melissa Hillebrenner

Girl Up is dedicated to improving the lives of girls around the world and empowering them to give their hearts to make this world a better place. We asked our Teen Advisors about their mothers.. and then filmed the answers with their mothers watching.

The 'B' Word I Don't Want To Give Up

Vanessa Petion | Posted 06.01.2014 | Teen
Vanessa Petion

To me, "bossy" could easily have many connotations. I believe someone who is bossy as a leader; someone who doesn't easily give in to submission, nor do they take defeat as an easy way out. It's a term of empowerment.

Going Out in the '80s

Lori Ferraro | Posted 05.26.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

Faces was in a strip mall by a movie theatre and a Showbiz Pizza Parlor and had everything a 13-year-old girl could want including a DJ, a disco ball and mouthwatering fancy mocktails.

Please Stop Telling Me That I'm 'Too Skinny'

Lily Sperry | Posted 03.17.2014 | Teen
Lily Sperry

The media has created a standard for beauty that is virtually impossible to achieve, yet people, especially women, consistently strive for perfection, hurting themselves in the process.

Instafame Has Its Appeal

Sarah Flanagan | Posted 04.23.2014 | Media
Sarah Flanagan

User-generated entertainment platforms such as Vine and Instagram are especially valuable for artists and entertainers who already have a skill and need a vehicle to reach audiences.

5 Ways My '80s Teen Self Would Be Seriously Screwed Today

Lori Ferraro | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

I was pretty bad... at being bad. With today's technology there's no way I would have ever gotten away with anything.

I'm 'Not Like Most Girls'

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 03.21.2014 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

Girls are taught that it's okay to automatically not like each other. We're taught that female friends probably won't stay loyal because we'll end up competing for the same guy or handbag. We're taught that -- above all else -- we should aim to be 'not like most girls.'

Has The Pressure For Perfection Become Too Much?

Camila Vincent de Urquiza | Posted 03.10.2014 | Teen
Camila Vincent de Urquiza

Being constantly told that being the wrong height, weight, hair color, eye color, skin color or "type" is what stands between you and your potential happiness is despicable.

Sleeping Beauties: 5 Ways to Protect Our Girls

GalTime | Posted 02.22.2014 | Parents
GalTime

In our uber-busy culture that overvalues achievement, external rewards and looks, we have neglected to inform girls about what it takes to successfully navigate this stage of life.

How I Finally Made It Onto My Daughter's Instagram Feed

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Cullen

I was scrolling through my phone while I was making breakfast for Little Cuddy's older brother when I saw your tweet. And I don't know if it was the 4 1/2 hours of sleep I got or what but when I read it, I started to cry. In a good way.

Why My Daughter's Messy Room Says More About Me Than It Does About Her

Mary DiPalermo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Mary DiPalermo

I could tell myself it's our small NYC apartment that demands order. We can't afford to clutter. But that's not it. Her room has a door. I can close it. This is not a thoroughfare. And except for the occasional laundry drive-by, I'm not forced to face it. So why does her mess make me crazy?

Can Family Conflict Drive Teen Girls to Drink?

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

What happens to adolescents, and in particular to adolescent girls, that leads to a significant number of them drinking heavily by the time they reach age 14, thereby placing them at risk for the above negative consequences, including sexual victimization?

Taking A Stand Against The 'S-Word'

tv | Posted 10.30.2013 | Teen

By Kaitlin Menza When two clothing brands released graphic tees this summer with cheeky allusions to how many ex-boyfriends Taylor Swift has, they ...

THIS Is Why You Should F***ing Love Teenage Girls

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Perle | Posted 10.28.2013 | Teen

Those girls, man. They take all that energy, all that circulating fire in their veins, and instead of letting it destroy them, they choose to love, ferociously. Teenage girls find a buoy for themselves in the sea of emotional ruin, and they hold on tighter than anyone else.

Put Young Girls At The­ Center Of Development

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

It's time to make a radical shift, to start seeing girls not as vulnerable or as a liability, but as potential leaders. It's time to see girls for who they are: the driving force of their generation, one poised to bring real social change.

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.

Talking to My Teen Daughter Without Words

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 08.03.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Cullen

She poked her head out from behind the person in front of her, looking for me. We locked eyes and she gave me that sweet, sweet smile. The one that I know. The one that's just for me. The one that says, "Hey Mom."

Walking The Parenting Tightrope

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 06.05.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Cullen

Luckily, the more I walk on the parenting tightrope, the more confident I am that I'll be able to stay centered. It's not like I have a choice. There's no way I'm going to fall and fail my daughter. I am her rock, her home base, her safety. I am her mother.

Camping With Teen Girls: Dreams and Nightmares

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.26.2013 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

Some grown women are so busy chasing the fountain of youth that they often blame, dismiss or ignore teens. But our teens need living examples of success and mentorship to learn lessons that will keep them safe and help them succeed.

A Snake?! Lawmaker's Inappropriate Comment to Teen at Hearing

Claire Moshenberg | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Claire Moshenberg

"There are no words" is a saying people like to use, when something is so terrible, so outside of the realm of normalcy that speechlessness seems necessary. I've got quite a few words: Unconscionable, outrageous, offensive.