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Understanding and Raising Girls

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A Girl's Life

Join researcher and author Rachel Simmons as she examines the challenges facing young women as they surf the waves of 21st century adolescence.

About the Program

Girls growing up in America today have more opportunities than their mothers and grandmothers ever imagined. They do well in school; by fifth grade they’re equal to boys in math and science, and they’re significantly better at reading and writing. They have more career choices, more flexibility in family roles, and more female role models in positions of political power. Learn more about the program.

Resources: Find a comprehensive list of web sites, books and other resources about raising girls.

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