Tips for Parenting Strong, Confident Teen Girls

Parenting a teenage daughter—with 14 as a challenging age, according to neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore—can be tricky since these are the years with rapid physical and emotional changes.

To guide you in your parenting journey, we provide insightful resources on raising confident teenage girls from fellow mothers, authors, and inspiring female role models from different backgrounds.

Parents and Caregivers: Ways to Say No for Self-Care

Life balance coach and speaker Renée Trudeau asks a crucial question of all parents and caregivers, what is your intention for the summer? Even though we’re all navigating a lot of chaos, it’s important that caring for ourselves not get shelved. Trudeau offers nine creative ways parents and caregivers can say no when feeling pulled …

Lin-Manuel Miranda Works With Sound It Out Campaign

A few months ago, we shared a story about Sound It Out, a campaign by the Ad Council that helps parents and caregivers have meaningful conversations about mental wellbeing with their middle schoolers. Recently Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Miranda family worked with Sound It Out to talk about the importance of having conversations with kids—and …

talking about birth control with girls

As a teenager, my first introduction to birth control came in the pages of a Seventeen Magazine. Wanting to learn more inspired me to ask my mother some questions. She promptly took me to see her friend, a woman practicing OB/GYN, where I got fact-based, straightforward information. I was very fortunate. Not everyone has a …

building self-confidence in kids

Parenting expert and best-selling author Michele Borba, Ed.D. shares why parents should focus on building self-confidence in kids and offers tips to help. Dr. Borba is an internationally renowned educational psychologist and an expert in parenting, bullying, and character development. She is author of Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine …

Feeling Out of Sorts? Start With Self-Compassion

We all have days when the harshest critic of our choices is ourselves. That’s why we need to model self-compassion for our girls as parents and caregivers. As life balance coach and speaker Renée Trudeau wisely points out in this article, instilling in your children the value of being kind to themselves can help them …

Nine Ways to Help Girls Overcome Disappointment

From earning a low test score to losing a soccer game, it can sometimes be difficult for girls to cope when things go wrong. Parenting expert and best-selling author Dr. Michele Borba, Ed.D., shares insights to help them deal with tough setbacks and build resilience along the way. “We can’t—and shouldn’t—protect our kids from losses …

Part Two of Two Author Jessica Lahey: How Do You Do Music?

As parents, it’s hard not to feel excitement when your child begins to show interest in a creative outlet. And it becomes even harder to mask that enthusiasm when the same child shows they have a talent for the activity. But how do you react when they walk in one day and proclaim it’s been …

Part One of Two Author Jessica Lahey: Music to My Ears

As parents, it’s hard not to feel excitement when your child begins to show interest in a creative outlet. And it becomes even harder to mask that enthusiasm when the same child shows they have a talent for the activity. But how do you react when they walk in one day and proclaim it’s been …

10 Ways Parents Can Work With Teens for Healthy Social Media Use

Following the Wall Street Journal’s recent report, which revealed that Facebook’s own research indicates that Instagram can be harmful for teenage girls, parents may be left feeling overwhelmed. While there is still much research to be done to understand the nuances of social media’s impacts on young people, experts agree that there are social media …

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, …

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Parents and Caregivers: Ways to Say No for Self-Care

Life balance coach and speaker Renée Trudeau asks a crucial question of all parents and caregivers, what is your intention for the summer? Even though we’re all navigating a lot of chaos, it’s important that caring for ourselves not get shelved. Trudeau offers nine creative ways parents and caregivers can say no when feeling pulled …

Lin-Manuel Miranda Works With Sound It Out Campaign

A few months ago, we shared a story about Sound It Out, a campaign by the Ad Council that helps parents and caregivers have meaningful conversations about mental wellbeing with their middle schoolers. Recently Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Miranda family worked with Sound It Out to talk about the importance of having conversations with kids—and …

talking about birth control with girls

As a teenager, my first introduction to birth control came in the pages of a Seventeen Magazine. Wanting to learn more inspired me to ask my mother some questions. She promptly took me to see her friend, a woman practicing OB/GYN, where I got fact-based, straightforward information. I was very fortunate. Not everyone has a …

building self-confidence in kids

Parenting expert and best-selling author Michele Borba, Ed.D. shares why parents should focus on building self-confidence in kids and offers tips to help. Dr. Borba is an internationally renowned educational psychologist and an expert in parenting, bullying, and character development. She is author of Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine …

Feeling Out of Sorts? Start With Self-Compassion

We all have days when the harshest critic of our choices is ourselves. That’s why we need to model self-compassion for our girls as parents and caregivers. As life balance coach and speaker Renée Trudeau wisely points out in this article, instilling in your children the value of being kind to themselves can help them …

Nine Ways to Help Girls Overcome Disappointment

From earning a low test score to losing a soccer game, it can sometimes be difficult for girls to cope when things go wrong. Parenting expert and best-selling author Dr. Michele Borba, Ed.D., shares insights to help them deal with tough setbacks and build resilience along the way. “We can’t—and shouldn’t—protect our kids from losses …

Part Two of Two Author Jessica Lahey: How Do You Do Music?

As parents, it’s hard not to feel excitement when your child begins to show interest in a creative outlet. And it becomes even harder to mask that enthusiasm when the same child shows they have a talent for the activity. But how do you react when they walk in one day and proclaim it’s been …

Part One of Two Author Jessica Lahey: Music to My Ears

As parents, it’s hard not to feel excitement when your child begins to show interest in a creative outlet. And it becomes even harder to mask that enthusiasm when the same child shows they have a talent for the activity. But how do you react when they walk in one day and proclaim it’s been …

10 Ways Parents Can Work With Teens for Healthy Social Media Use

Following the Wall Street Journal’s recent report, which revealed that Facebook’s own research indicates that Instagram can be harmful for teenage girls, parents may be left feeling overwhelmed. While there is still much research to be done to understand the nuances of social media’s impacts on young people, experts agree that there are social media …

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, …

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