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Raising Girls

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Raising a Powerful Girl

Powerful girls grow up feeling secure in themselves. They learn to take action, making positive choices about their own lives and doing positive things for others. Learn how you can raise a powerful daughter.

Girl Fighting

Understanding Girl Friendships

  • Preschool

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    Find out what happens when girls move from parallel play to playing with others.

  • Elementary School

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    Close friendships blossom at this age but the struggle over who is best friends with whom also begins.

  • Middle School

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    The desire to belong intensifies social hierarchy during the preteen years.

Identity

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Are the brains of girls and boys wired differently or does society promote behavioral differences and gender stereotypes?

Body Image

  • Talking About Weight

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    Don’t obsess about weight, instead, focus on helping your daughter develop positive attitudes towards her body.

  • Healthy Eating

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    Add these healthy eating habits to your daughter’s daily life at an early age.

  • Body Image

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    Counter societal pressures with these tips to help girls develop positive body images.

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