Nine Tips For Teen Girls to Cope With Social Comparison on Social Media

Since its inception in 2013, Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development has become one of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing and supporting interdisciplinary scientific research, informing and educating the public, advocating for sound public policy for child health and wellness, and enhancing human capital in the field. Below, …

Celebrate International Day of the Girl With Rebel Girls

It’s no secret we’re big fans of the Rebel Girls brand and its mission to helping raise an inspired and confident global generation of girls. Ahead of International Day of the Girl on October 11, check out their latest book Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic. Edited by …

Girls That Create Hosts LUNAFEST on November 12-14

Girls That Create is thrilled to announce we’re hosting a virtual LUNAFEST® November 12-14, 2021, benefiting nonprofits Chicken & Egg Pictures and Future Front Texas. Since its launch in 2001, LUNAFEST has celebrated the work of over 170 filmmakers in 2,500 screenings nationwide. These important films bring fresh perspectives and inspire communities. LUNAFEST has also …

Ten Halloween Picture Books by Women Authors

There’s something magical about pulling out spooktacular tales to enjoy throughout October. And these ten Halloween picture books by women authors offer loads of spooky snuggles and fun. It’s quite a feat to offer up a storytelling experience that is both visually and textually excellent. From witches to noises, to zombies, to pumpkins, to monsters, …

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 …

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