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.

 
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe: Child Development in a Fast-Paced World

Girls That Create is excited to share a guest excerpt from Dr. Vanessa Lapointe’s book Parenting Right From the Start: Laying a Healthy Foundation in the Baby and Toddler Years. Dr. Lapointe is a mom, registered psychologist, parenting educator, best-selling author, international speaker, and a regularly invited media guest. Founder and director of The Wishing Star Lapointe …

10 Easy Snacks to Help Your Child's Imagination

Nothing shuts down creativity faster than hunger. It’s easy to forget about eating when one is lost in a meaningful project. This also applies to kids, so it’s important to stave off “hangry” episodes by being prepared. Here are 10 easy snacks to help your child’s imagination. 10 Easy Snacks to Help Your Child’s Imagination …

How to Help Your Girl Have a Healthy Body Image

It’s back-to-school shopping time, which means things could be said in the dressing room that will make your blood run cold. No, not expletive language, but your daughter harshly criticizing her body. Witnessing a child unleash physical self-deprecation will break any parent’s heart. How can you help your girl have a healthy body image?  It’s …

internet safety

Sometimes we love the Internet…sometimes we hate it. Regardless of our feelings, all of us need to be having multiple talks with our girls about Internet safety. Luckily many resources exist, including Google’s “Be Internet Awesome” curriculum. Its purpose is to help families develop online healthy habits through five key areas: Smart: Share With Care …

Nonfiction Stories About Women and Girls for Young Readers

Books based on real people pack an emotional punch. Not only do nonfiction stories help girls by teaching history and allowing them to see the world from different viewpoints, they provide role models and inspiration. My oldest recently came across the story of Virginia Hall in the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. She’s …

self-esteem activity for girls

We have all had those days. The days clouded by rejection, being ignored or just downright disappointment with our performance. It’s hard enough when you experience defeats, but it’s another ballgame when your child is the one hurting. Which is why I want to introduce this self-esteem activity for girls. The “What I Like About Me” …

Tips for Setting Up a Fun and Functional Art Space for Kids

Maybe you stepped on paint one too many times. Or found countless markers missing their caps. Perhaps you are constantly breaking up sibling ruckuses because the youngest is “borrowing” art supplies from the oldest and not putting things back. Whatever the case, you know it is time to make your girl her own art space …

Interview Someone for Their Life Story

It inevitably comes—the school project where your child must interview someone. Whether for career day, a research paper, or a family genealogy project, asking questions can make youngsters feel queasy. However, interviewing others is a skill that lasts well beyond the school-age years. Here are five tips to help your girl interview someone for a …

Picture Books About Strong, Female Creators

Have you ever found yourself searching for picture books where a woman or girl is the central character? Turns out sheer numbers are to blame. A startling study revealed that from 1900 to 2000 males were the central characters in 57 percent of children’s books published per year. Only 31 percent had female central characters. The publishing industry …

Why Girls That Create

Why Girls That Create? Several years ago, I became part of the team behind WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES. The documentary film explores the enduring legacy of Wonder Woman and how powerful women are often portrayed in mainstream media. It also encourages girls to be creators of the media they want to …

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