Raising girls to be happy, healthy, and successful, aka the three goals parents and caregivers aspire to on their parenting journey. We are proud to offer resources to help you bring up the next generation of creative girls and young women. Select your girl’s age below.

 
Why Your Teen Should Be Writing a Dream Journal

We know dreams spark inspiration. The creation of Google, the sewing machine, Frankenstein, The Terminator film, and the song “Yesterday” by The Beatles were all conceptualized from a dream. Although these creatives could recall the visions in their night’s sleep, what about those who couldn’t? Dream journals can help your teen remember and encourage them …

relationship boundaries

Understanding and setting boundaries are critical social skills that benefit young women throughout their lifetime. Love Is Respect, a National Domestic Violence Hotline project, asserts that all relationships exist on a spectrum from healthy to abusive, with unhealthy ones somewhere in the middle. Here are talking points to discuss with your daughter what relationship boundaries …

Can Media Consumption Shift Teens From Mental Hell to Mental Health?

The average American teen is spending eight hours each day consuming digital content. Of course, that’s discounting screen time for school and homework. With documentaries like The Social Dilemma overtly calling out the dark side of all-access technology, the correlation between excessive screen time and increased teen anxiety, depression, and cyber-bullying isn’t surprising. We know …

Eight Ways to Help Your Daughter Find Her Voice

When we speak for our kids, we rob them of their power and block them from developing self-confidence and the potential to thrive. Parenting expert and best-selling author Michele Borba, Ed.D., shares tips to help you empower your daughter to speak up starting today. Dr. Borba is the author of Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why …

Why You Should Give Your Girl Fashion Freedom

Fashion freedom is the opportunity to let your girl experiment with the kinds of clothes she wants to wear. Developing one’s fashion sense allows women to be comfortable and confident in presenting themselves to the world. I stand by the idea that a woman’s closet is one of her greatest treasures. Looking and feeling good …

Ten Ways To Discuss Money With Your Daughter

How comfortable are you talking about money? Knowing and working on your own money mindset is step one. Beyond that, some thoughtful preparation can go a long way towards facilitating conversations where you feel calm and confident, and your daughter feels safe and interested. Start small and stay consistent. The basics taught in a fun, …

unplugged summertime activities young kids

With children out of school, summertime can be highly challenging for American households. And after a year-plus of children sitting at home more, physically distancing, and Zoom learning, parents are looking for ideas on how to keep their kiddos entertained but at the same time having them be unplugged. Michele Borba, Ed.D., has put together …

Help Your Girl Entrepreneur Unlock Her Powers

Have you ever noticed how the many answers to “what do you want to be when you grow up?” all tend to be roles that fall under the category of “employee.” So, other than it not being the easiest word to say, it’s worth questioning why “When I grow up, I want to be an …

GirlUp Talk Focuses on Mental Health and Reducing Stigma With Dialogue

For Mental Health Awareness Month, GirlUp hosted a crucial Girl Talk conference. The online event focused on the importance of mental wellness while also sharing resources. Its overall goal was to tear down social stigmas surrounding mental illnesses and showcase ways everyone can openly discuss mental health care. Born This Way Foundation  The first speaker …

Hey Parent, It’s Time To Clean Up Your Money Mindset

Your internal relationship with money (your beliefs, emotions, and imaginings around it) forms your general attitude towards it. Even if you’ve never spoken a word to your daughter about finances, she’s still likely to adapt your money mindset, positive or negative. Her learning would be based on observing how you handle your money when paying …

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