Last week, a dad came to me for advice. His 9th-grade daughter was suffering from debilitating anxiety and was having a difficult time getting out the door for school each morning. He was working with his daughter, his wife, and a school guidance counselor to develop strategies that would help his daughter cope with her …
Our girls need to know the power of their voice. They need to learn it early. To learn this, our girls will be looking at us. 4 min read
With outdoor time reduced by 50% in the last 20 years, and the average teen now spending nine hours a day looking at a screen, the time has come to formalize our commitment to getting outdoors.
Girls learn a lesson that boys don’t around kindergarten age. They learn to believe that boys are smarter. by Simone Marean, Girls Leadership Co-Founder 4 min read
The Williams sisters just made this the IDEAL time to connect with our girls about challenging the idea that competition is a zero-sum game. 1 min read
The awakening of Moana’s internal voice is the catalyst of the story, but if you don’t name it, your kids might miss it. 4 min read
To all the women running for office, Thank You for being brave. We salute your resilience. Win or lose, you’ve shown us leadership is about giving your community a voice. “But mommy not everybody wins!” a fourth grade girl explained to her mother when asked why she didn’t run for student government. Today, #ElectionDay2016, is …
Some tips to practice speaking up and celebrating your voice every day. This is especially important for grown-ups who care about girls, because too many of our girls will lose their voice as they approach adolescence. 1 min read, plus practice time.
Many parents feel this election is not healthy for kids: the tone is too angry, too lewd, or, as my two-year-old says, “it’s inappropriate.” But, the reality is that any kid with a smart phone has heard that hot-mic bus recording, has seen the SNL sketches or watched clips of the candidates on YouTube. And …
At the start to the school year nothing feels more important than your kid reconnecting with her community. Here are 6 steps to help your girl belong. 5 min read