Lisa McGuinness: Author of the Mother Daughter Activity Journal

Author Lisa McGuinness’s latest book Mother Daughter Activity Journal: Connecting Better with Each Other, offers mothers and daughters a new supportive place to share thoughts, dreams, worries, cares, life experiences–and have fun while doing it. McGuinness is the author of Catarina’s Ring, Meaningful Bouquets, Hoppy Trails, Caffeinated Ideas Journal, and the co-author of numerous children’s …

Five Ways to Help Your Daughter Express Her Anger

Anger is a powerful emotion, yet over and over, women have often been chastised for expressing their frustrations and rage. And kids are watching. A strength of the 2015 Pixar film INSIDE OUT is that the five emotions in the main character’s head (Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust, and Anger) are shown as a crucial part …

Unladylike2020 Tells Stories of Female Trailblazers

History is full of remarkable individuals achieving female firsts. These include directing a feature film (Lois Weber), being one of the first Black headliners to appear in Carnegie Hall (Sissieretta Jones), and writing the first Native American opera (Zitkála-Šá). Their stories and many others come to life thanks to AMERICAN MASTERS “Unladylike2020”. The multimedia series …

Addressing the (mis)Representation of the Latinx Through TV and Film

Latinx creators continue to express frustration with their underrepresentation in Hollywood, and statistics confirm they have a right to be angry. Recently the entertainment company STARZ hosted the virtual panel #TakeTheLead Transparency Talks: Addressing the (mis)Representation of the Latinx Community through TV and Film. The Latinx House co-founder Mónica Ramírez moderated, wtih La La Anthony, …

11 Tips for Helping Girls Build Character in a Digital World

Grit, resilience, perseverance, and emotional intelligence are all crucial for success, but how can parents help their children develop these character traits at a time when the whole world is only a click away, and everything comes with instant gratification? Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development has asked a panel of …

10 Costumes for Kids From Little Adventures

A costume your child loves and that you can wash? It sounds like an impossible dream, but the good folks over at Little Adventures have made it their mission to create costumes kids can wear over and over and over again. With 15 children between them, the company’s founders know a thing or two about …

latina musicians

From September 15 to October 15, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans who have inspired others. This year Girls That Create shines the spotlight on five Hispanic women musicians with various, beautiful styles. Check them out below. Five Hispanic Women Musicians to Watch The Marias The Marias …

When And How To Talk To Your Teens About Suicide

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month — a time to raise awareness on this topic that is still too often considered taboo. Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. It is one of the leading causes of death in the United States of 15 to 19-year-olds. Girls …

International Dot Day: Wisdom for the Entire Year

Beloved in households and classrooms worldwide, the children’s book The Dot tells the story of a girl (Vashti) who begins a self-discovery journey after a teacher challenges her to “make her mark.” Known as author Peter H. Reynold’s “storybook for all ages,” the lessons of the book are celebrated by millions every year on September …

13 Resilience Building Tips for Your Daughter in a Crisis-Prone World

Kids today have uncertainty coming at them from all directions—from shootings to fires and hurricanes to ongoing pandemics. Emergencies like these are tough for even adults to handle, so it’s no wonder children’s anxiety and depression levels are skyrocketing. But Michele Borba, Ed.D., author of the book Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle …