Ruby, a rising sophomore, told us about the very difficult decision to leave a close relationship, one of her best friends since pre-school. He sent a huge text, swearing at me, blaming his relationship problems on me. I replied, apologizing, and still felt awful. At first I blamed myself. Before Girls Leadership I would not …

My 16-year old daughter is a 4.0 student with great friends and a darling boyfriend. She loves performing arts and her job in a boutique. Her father and I are happily married to each other. She’s college-bound, confident and ambitious. She also has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), ADHD, depression and anxiety. I am writing this post …

A guide to talking about the movie with your kids. Inside Out is a powerful story, and it is just the start. When you can know what you truly feel, respect it, and express it – your communication and relationships deepen. The emotional impact of the movie takes time to process, but when your family …

Emotional Intelligence is at the core of everything we teach at Girls Leadership. That’s because Emotional Intelligence, or EI, is pretty much the core skill of everything in life. We’re not even being hyperbolic here. This is what we mean by EI: Do you know what you feel? Do you respect what you feel? Can you …

I got a free iPhone today, just for asking. Really. My son’s iPhone actually, which had been glitching out (his words!). After two rounds of tech support and part replacements at the Apple store, I finally just called Apple today and politely but firmly explained why we needed a free replacement phone. Moments later, I …

The Girls Leadership headquarters are based in Oakland, CA – a.k.a. Warrior Ground. This week we are gearing up to revel in the NBA finals. The stories behind this Warriors team include so many great examples to unpack with our kids. Here are our top five conversation starters: ON GROWTH MINDSET Question: The first year …