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12 Essential Tips to Keep Your Teenage Daughter Safe

Trusting your intuition, being smart and aware, using a powerful voice, running and learning natural fighting skills help us to define “Fight like a Girl” in new terms. Every girl has...

This month in "It's a Girl Thing: Empowering Our Girls to Be Expressive, Safe and Strong," Nancy shares 19 ways to be a healthy role model for our daughters...

Jumping rope, hiking swimming, bike riding, skateboarding, rock climbing... there are so many fun ways to get your girls active and engaged outside in their community in the summer! ...

In one of our newest monthly columns, "It's a Girl Thing: Empowering Our Girls to Be Expressive, Safe and Strong," Nancy explores ways to strengthen a young girl's resolve and to...

Martial arts training for girls is an outstanding way to bolster self-confidence in our girls as they navigate the ups and downs of growing up. It can teach so many valuable...

In her debut column, "It's a Girl Thing: Empowering Our Girls to Be Expressive, Safe and Strong," Hilltown Families newest Contributing Writer, Nancy Rothenberg, shares essential tips for teaching assertiveness to...

The New Odd Girl Out: 5 Ways To Talk With Your Daughter About Technology As part of my series celebrating the newly revised and updated Odd Girl Out, I’m leading parents...

Mom Embeds Self in Teen Daughter’s Life! (Read the Author Q&A) Are you currently on a wild roller coaster ride with that charming/ alarming pre-teen or teen in your midst?  If...

Why Girls Need to Learn About CyberDRAMA, Not Just CyberBULLYING If it bleeds, it leads: it’s a popular saying in journalism that refers to our attraction to sensational, often violent headlines....

BFF 2.0: She’s Texting While We’re Hanging Out Rachel Simmons ♦ Our Daughters: Raising Confident Girls Rachel Simmons writes our monthly column, Our Daughters: Raising Confident Girls.  Rachel is the author...

Q & A with Bestselling Author & Girl Shero Peggy Orenstein Do you have or know a young girl obsessed with princess culture? A girl who, despite your best efforts to...

When the Truth Hurts: Helping Daughters Be Honest in a Good Girl World I had just started a fifth grade class when a student began waving her hand and doing that...

Heroic Girlz Educational Project Offers Free Teacher Training Workshop in Great Barrington The Heroic Girlz Educational Project creators are offering a free Teacher Training Workshop at Simon’s Rock College in Great...

Megan Williams, Executive Director of Hardy Girls Healthy Women writes: Hardy Girls Healthy Women (HGHW) is leading a campaign to get California-based clothing company American Apparel to pull their highly offensive...

Your Daughter’s Halloween Costume: Tips for Dads The search for your daughter or stepdaughter’s Halloween costume can be treacherous, filled with over-sexed and stereotyped “choices.” Here are some healthy ideas from...

Wow! That’s Engineering! In order to encourage teen girls in grades 8-10 (but girls slightly outside age range are welcome) across the country to become involved with engineering and technology, the...

Dora Falls into Marketer’s Tween-hood Trap She’s been a bilingual world explorer and a problem-solver extraordinaire.  She’s shouted, “Let’s go!” and set off with her compass, backpack, and sidekick monkey.  She’s...

You Did It: Scholastic Expels the Bratz From Schools By CCFC Thanks to you, Scholastic, Inc. will no longer be promoting the highly sexualized Bratz brand in schools. In April, 2007,...

Women’s March Madness! by Dads & Daughters 10 Tips for Dads & Daughters During the Women’s NCAA Basketball Championship March Madness gets underway March 22nd for women’s college basketball and March...

CELEBRATE GIRLS DAY IN SHELBURNE FALLS at the Children’s Art Museum Hilltown Families and CAM present a special Mother/Daughter Tea this Friday, February 29th at 4pm, just prior to Japan’s National...

Self-Defense & Martial Arts for Hilltown Girls A free self-defense & martial arts class for girls ages 5-12 is being offered by Sisters Ink and the Worthington Health Center. This free...

Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day! Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work is a national public education program that connects what children learn at school with the actual...

What will your daughter’s “cost of living” be? Women pay more just to live an ordinary life, according to two recent reports. Women pay much higher health insurance deductibles than men,...

Moviemaking Program Can Raise a Girls’ Self-Esteem New research by Mount Holyoke professors has found increased self-esteem in adolescent females who participated in improvisational moviemaking designed to build confidence and character...

More reasons to eat green “Tween and teen girls are the most likely group to become vegetarians, and a recent study linking early consumption of red meat and breast cancer may...

IT’S BASKETBALL TIME! With the Women’s Final Four just around the corner, Dads & Daughters offers advice on how to spend time with your daughter during the Women’s NCAA Basketball Championship...

Now You See ‘Em, Now You Don’t When you were a kid, children’s movies and television didn’t have many females or characters of color. That’s all changed for today’s kids, right?...

Marketing the Sexualization of Young Girls One of the most recent calls for action by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood has encouraged concerned parents to tell Scholastic to stop distributing...

WHAT’S A GIRL (AND PARENTS) TO DO? Our young girls (and our larger population) are bombarded with media images of sexualized feminine esthetics. You see it everywhere: in line at the...