When my daughter came home from her new preschool crying about friend troubles, I approached the task of helping her with the enthusiasm of a well-trained competitor. My experience leading workshops and developing curriculum for Girls Leadership had all been practice. Now, I was ready for prime time. Or so I thought. While Winnie told …

Have you ever tried to talk to your kid while she’s messing around with her phone? You ask her something. She never looks up but she nods her head, or she answers you with brief and mechanical responses. You walk away feeling a little bit hurt because she didn’t give you the time of day, …

Remember that small terrifying voice in your head when you left the hospital with your daughter… “wait, aren’t they supposed to give me a manual or something?” My wife and I brought two different perspectives to the parenting of our daughter, forged through years of being parented and life experience. Also, being self-aware and truthful, …

As parents, we know that teenage girls are basically swimming in a hormonal sea. If you’re lucky, your teenage daughter’s rationality comes and goes evenly like the tide. But other times, she may hit like a Tsunami that we never saw it coming. In the blink of an eye, our world gets turned upside down …

The Grocery Line, The Swimsuit Issue, and Kids

Simone Marean thinks we can turn Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s controversial cover into a powerful, teachable moment with our kids.

Sports Illustrated is doing us a big favor. Next week they are releasing a swimsuit issue cover that showcases such an absurdly unrealistic version image of “beauty” that can serve us adults as a teachable moment for us, and our kids. Because they are making sure that this image is everywhere, everyone will have the …

Girls Leadership Community Content   Fatherhood & Parenting Organizations At-Home Dads Network: athomedad.org The Good Men Project: www.goodmenproject.com MachoSpouse – a site for male military spouses: www.machospouse.com A Call to Men – violence prevention through empowering and educating boys. Role/Reboot: Make Sense of Men and Women: www.rolereboot.org Dr. Rene Hackney, Parent and Child Development Expert: www.askdrrene.com Documentary about …