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.

Giving Your Child Their First Cell Phone

With digital technology and smartphones so ubiquitous, it is nearly impossible for parents to monitor and protect their children at every turn. That’s why caregivers must introduce concepts like digital safety, privacy, cyberbullying, phone etiquette, and more when giving kids their first phone. Luckily, in First Phone: A Child’s Guide to Digital Responsibility, Safety, and …

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 …

LGBTQ caregivers advocate

Many parents want to ensure that their kids are in classrooms where they and their families are respected and embraced. However, as a psychologist and researcher who has studied LGBTQ parents’ relationships with schools for over a decade, I have found that LGBTQ parents often have specific concerns when it comes to inclusion and acceptance. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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