Raising Strong and Confident Daughters

Parents and caregivers strive to raise happy, healthy, successful, and creative girls in their parenting journey. However, it can be challenging in today’s world. According to psychologist Steve Biddulph, one out of five girls experience a severe psychological disorder, with anxiety and depression being very real threats.

That’s why, at Girls That Create, we do everything we can to help you empower and raise confident girls who will become strong women. We proudly offer resources to help you bring up the next generation of creative girls and young women. Select your girl’s age below.

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 …

films anger sadness

In the film Turning Red (2022), a young 13-year-old girl, Meilin “Mei” Lee, turns into a red panda whenever she has strong emotions: when she is angry, when she is sad and when she is excited. She begins to believe that strong emotions are embarrassing and tries to suppress her true self. In the film …

Five Ways to Spark Your Daughter’s Imagination

People have described run-down imaginations in numerous relatable ways, from writers’ block to procrastination to a lack of creative juices. While it may seem like your daughter’s ever-present imagination never falters, even she can suffer from an occasional bout of burnout. Help your young one overcome this frustrating slump and spark her imagination with these …

Explaining Birth Control to 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 …

nature and art with kids

In The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy, Michael McCarthy wrote, “There can be occasions when we suddenly and involuntarily find ourselves loving the natural world with a startling intensity, in a burst of emotion which we may not fully understand, and the only word that seems to me to be appropriate for this feeling is …

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 …

Infants Need Movement and Play

When people set personal fitness goals and establish their physical exercise routines, there’s a group of cuddly individuals that is often left out – infants! Historically, infant active movement has been perceived as a personality characteristic. It’s assumed that infants are plenty active on their own, without needing adult intervention to encourage movement. However, research …

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 …

How to Nurture Creativity in Your Kids

Parents who want their kids to be more creative may be tempted to enroll them in arts classes or splurge on STEM-themed toys. Those things certainly can help, but as a professor of educational psychology who has written extensively about creativity, I can draw on more than 70 years of creativity research to make additional …

Play and Creativity: Help Your Children Play Out a Story

Just about every institution these days is looking for creative individuals. Adults who can innovate in high-quality ways and contribute to the progress of science, engineering and the arts. Creative expressions start from an early age. Children express creativity through “pretend play” – an activity that involves using imagination and make-believe. They make up stories …

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