Positive Character Traits for Girls

As parents, guardians, teachers, and caregivers, we all want our girls to grow up to succeed in life. For them to do this, we need to instill specific character traits that will not only lead them down the right path but ultimately encourage our children to become great well-rounded members of society. There are many…… Continue reading Positive Character Traits for Girls

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Girls with ADHD at Increased Risk for Mental Health Disorders

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) comes with a host of challenges, including difficulty concentrating, procrastination, disorganization, and restlessness. A new study shows that, for girls, ADHD can be even more problematic. The study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, found that girls with ADHD are more likely to develop depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance…… Continue reading Girls with ADHD at Increased Risk for Mental Health Disorders

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Parenting Teenagers: Household Chores Teach Self-Sufficiency

An important part of parenting teenagers is teaching life skills, which requires that parents allow teens to take on some household chores. Teaching Life Skills Through Conscious Because teenagers will soon be adults, they need to learn the basics of self-sufficiency such as cooking skills, how to do laundry, and how to clean a bathroom.…… Continue reading Parenting Teenagers: Household Chores Teach Self-Sufficiency

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Benefits of a Teen Cooking Family Dinner One Night a Week

Having teens help prepare family dinner on a weekly basis can improve parent-child relationships, decrease power struggles, and boost healthy eating habits. Tips to Get a Teen Cooking Family Dinner and Enjoying It In addition to the obvious benefit that a teenager will learn life skills, assigning a teen cooking tasks just once a week…… Continue reading Benefits of a Teen Cooking Family Dinner One Night a Week

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Family Factors Linked to Teen Sexual Activity

Several different studies all point to similar family factors that play a role in either encouraging or discouraging sexual activity for teens. Parenting Style May Affect Sexual Risk-Taking for Teenagers Teenagers say that parents most influence their decisions about sex, dating, and relationships according to statistics published by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and…… Continue reading Family Factors Linked to Teen Sexual Activity

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Girl Brains and Brainy Girls

“Drama. Drama. Drama.” That is how Louann Brizendine, M.D., starts her chapter called “The Teen Girl’s Brain” in her fascinating book The Female Brain. We all know that teenage girls go through a dramatic change with the onset of puberty. The hormonal shifts leave them – and often us, as their parents – confused and…… Continue reading Girl Brains and Brainy Girls

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Girls’ Learning Styles

When the second wave of American feminism began in the late 1960s, most researchers in gender studies believed that all babies are born without gender-specific behaviors. Gender differences came about because parents and other adults treated girl babies differently than boy babies. A typical scientific study was one that had a researcher take a video…… Continue reading Girls’ Learning Styles

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Helping Struggling Girls Find Strength

From Harry Potter’s Hogwarts to Professor Xavier’s school for X-Men, boarding schools have made quite the cinematic comeback in recent years. This trend is reflected in real life as well, as residential academic facilities are adding innovative approaches to a centuries-old tradition of offering quality educational experiences for specific sets of students. As boarding schools…… Continue reading Helping Struggling Girls Find Strength

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Teen Bullying: Changing Schools May Save Lives

Who is responsible for ensuring that teens are safe from school bullies? Since aggressive teens can’t typically be expected to police themselves, and bystanders are often targeted for bullying when they stand up for a friend in need, many people believe it is the responsibility of teachers, counselors, and parents. But in most public schools,…… Continue reading Teen Bullying: Changing Schools May Save Lives

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Co-ed Classrooms Favor Boys

Teachers are often stunned when they watch videos of themselves leading their classes. Time after time a video is clear evidence that a teacher favors boys. Professors David and Myra Sadker spent over a decade and thousands of hours in American classrooms watching and taking notes on sexist teaching methods. They published their results in…… Continue reading Co-ed Classrooms Favor Boys

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Girls Face Sexual Pressures in Co-ed Schools

Once girls go through puberty and look like women, the boys at their schools sexually harass them. In survey after survey, overwhelming majorities of American high school girls report putting up with lewd comments, boys brushing against them in a sexual way, bra-snapping, unwanted kissing and fondling, and sexually explicit comments publicly posted on the…… Continue reading Girls Face Sexual Pressures in Co-ed Schools

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