Hilltown Families

The BFF 2.0 Tour: Welcome to Your Daughter’s Social World Online What is your daughter doing there, hunched in front of a computer, phone beeping to one side, mp3 player buzzing...

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....

Why a Parent’s Empathy is Vital for a Bullied Girl …and Why It Often Goes Out the Window When I did the original research for Odd Girl Out, I asked every...

BFF 2.0: Is Technology Making You Insecure? In the latest episode, Rachel looks at the way social networking and texting can make girls compare themselves to others.. Rachel Simmons ♦ Our...

BFF 2.0: Is She Really Kidding? The Problem With “Joking” Online In the latest episode of her new series on friendship and technology, Rachel talks about how “just kidding” and “no...

BFF 2.0: Using Status Updates to Hash Out Conflicts In the second episode of her new series, BFF 2.0, Rachel talks about using Facebook and AIM status updates to deal with...

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...