Raising Strong and Confident Daughters

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.

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 …

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 …

When And How To Talk To Your Teens About Suicide

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month — a time to raise awareness on this topic that is still too often considered taboo. Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. It is one of the leading causes of death in the United States of 15 to 19-year-olds. Girls …

13 Resilience Building Tips for Your Daughter in a Crisis-Prone World

Kids today have uncertainty coming at them from all directions—from shootings to fires and hurricanes to ongoing pandemics. Emergencies like these are tough for even adults to handle, so it’s no wonder children’s anxiety and depression levels are skyrocketing. But Michele Borba, Ed.D., author of the book Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle …

process art

One winter break years ago, my artist aunt signed us up for a dress-up competition at the local Equestrian show. We were called The Bucking Clown Act (you can decide why). As usual, my aunt went all in. There was far more doing than buying, so we created many things to complete our vibrant outfits …

Sound It Out Promotes Mental Health for Middle Schoolers with New Music

When your child can’t find the words, help them find the lyrics. The Sound It Out campaign helps parents and caregivers have meaningful conversations about emotional wellbeing with their middle schoolers. Created by the Ad Council, in partnership with Pivotal Ventures and a coalition of organizations, Sound It Out paired kids and their families with musical …

Your Teenager’s Exhausted And They Need You To Understand Why

“I could be a morning person if morning started around noon.” ~ said every teenager, everywhere. Anyone who’s ever tried to wake a snoozing teenager knows it’s best to let sleeping teenagers lie. Unfortunately, early school times have us waking our teens at the equivalent of 4 a.m. in adult circadian rhythm time. Not only …

We the People Teaches Kids About U.S. Government and Civics

Songs and visuals are powerful tools in learning. That’s why it comes as no surprise that the classic animated series “Schoolhouse Rock!” has gotten a reboot with the 10-episode Netflix series “We the People.” Like its predecessor, “We the People” caters to kids and their families and encourages learning about the U.S. government and civics. …

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 …

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