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 to the other, earbuds streaming music or video or the latest drama? Do you ever feel like she’s in another world, one you don’t understand, are too old for, or can’t figure out? Welcome to BFF 2.0, your daughter’s online social… Read More

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 bullied girl I interviewed to tell me what she needed most from her family. The answer truly surprised me. It wasn’t having the best solutions, calling the school or trying to act like everything was okay. It was empathy. Before you… Read More

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 Daughters: Raising Confident Girls Rachel Simmons writes our monthly column, Our Daughters: Raising Confident Girls.  Rachel is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, and The Curse of the Good… Read More

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