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.

 
The Arts Are Important and Can Help Your Daughter Thrive

Since 2008, more than 80 percent of U.S. school districts have cut art program funds, and 17 percent of U.S. elementary schools no longer offer art as a subject. Instead of being seen as necessary and complementary to math, reading, and science, the arts are framed as nice-to-have but non-essential electives. Abandoning the arts is …

Nurturing Your Friendships and Why You Should

We know how crucial it is that our children to learn to nurture their friendships. With that in mind, we need to set an example by also tending to friendships close to our hearts. That is why life balance coach and speaker Renée Trudeau has shared the following guest post with Girls That Create. Nurturing …

Ten Things Every Girl Needs to Know About Budgeting

Trinity Scott is a wife and mother of four children, ages seven, ten, 12, and 15. She graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration/accounting. When her family budget got too tight, she started her business, T3 Bookkeeping. Scott graciously wrote this post for Girls That Create as part …

Seven Ways to Update Your Pre-Teen’s Bedroom

Did you wake up one day and realize your child is now a pre-teen? That their interests are also changing as fast as they are? Whether you like it or not, your little ones are growing up. They are developing their own styles and opinions. What they like and dislike. And they want their bedrooms …

teach healthy money habits

Have you ever spoken directly to your daughter about money? Whether you have or haven’t, know that she’s already absorbed volumes of information from observing your actions and overhearing your opinions on the topic. A study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison found kids can understand basic money concepts by age three, like value or exchange: …

A Conversation with Dr. Michele Borba about Thrivers

In her new book Thrivers, Dr. Michele Borba helps parents and educators teach the essential character strengths kids need to become young people who flourish in a rapidly changing, digitally-driven, and uncertain world. As a teacher, educational consultant, and parent for 40 years, Dr. Borba has never been more worried for young people than she …

Celebrate Your Girl’s First Period With Rituals

Rashida knew about periods. She knew she’d get one soon. It was a strange thing to think about. Nobody had spoken to her about blood and bleeding, breasts, and body hair. Not even her mom, who seemed to think the school would cover all that. Rashida looked down to wipe one Monday, and there it …

routine and creativity

When it comes to your girls’ creativity and development, some routines hinder, and some routines help. Routine basics, done regularly and with love, work. But over-scheduling organized enrichment activities could actually do more harm than good. Just because you can offer your child every artistic, physical, and social extra-curricular activity doesn’t mean you should. Things …

girls support women

One of the most valuable things we can teach young girls is how to empower other women. It’s essential to show kids that they can use their voices to help others and build female camaraderie. Teaching empowerment skills helps girls develop stronger relationships with important women in their lives and encourages them to take significant …

children and boredom

For young April, weekends were sometimes TOO peaceful. Peaceful looked like dad watching the game alone in the TV room. Sister cordoned off in her bedroom with a new book. Mom gardening. Her boredom meant one of two things: Routine is killing my imagination, but I am too young to articulate this. I am so …

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