Raising Girls

We Can Stop The Mommy Wars By Not Raising Mean Girls

Tamara Goyette | Posted 02.24.2016 | Canada Parents
Tamara Goyette

The interaction of girls towards one another where they are nothing but mean. I'm left wondering why this is something we're found to be okay with. It's not funny. Girls are becoming more and more belligerent towards each other, and for some reason it seems like the world is okay with that. I've been wondering why girls, of any age, are so cruel towards each other.

Mother-Daughter Relationships Can Be Healthy And Here's How

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Parents

Parenting expert Alyson Schafer offers great tips on how to ensure you and your daughter get along.

Is Your Daughter At Risk For Sex Trafficking?

Joy Smith Foundation | Posted 12.06.2015 | Canada Parents
Joy Smith Foundation

Parents need to understand what the signs are to ensure their daughters are safe. All young girls can be targets for predators. Girls who are being bullied at school, struggling with changes on the home front or otherwise dealing with self-esteem issues are especially vulnerable.

5 Ways To Raise Girls To Be Future Leaders

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Parents

Nearly a quarter of teen girls and 40 per cent of teen boys said they prefer male political leaders

In My 8-Year-Old Daughter's Shoes

Bianca Bujan | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Parents
Bianca Bujan

I'm doing my best to teach her that it's alright to be honest with me about her feelings, even if it means that mine might get hurt. I hope that I'm doing it right, and that I don't forget that I was once in her shoes, and that my mother was once in mine.

What it Really Looks Like When My Kids Dress Themselves

Jacqueline Melissen | Posted 08.06.2016 | Canada Parents
Jacqueline Melissen

Every now and then, I hear someone say, "Oh, I just love it when kids dress themselves. It's so adorable!" When they say this, I know exactly what they are picturing -- a little girl wearing a fun combination of fashionable clothing, full of delightfully mismatched colours and unconventional pattern combinations.

How Parents Can Raise Confident Daughters

Alyson Schafer | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Parents

P&G created a video campaign called "Like a girl" that is hoping to eradicate the demeaning phrase "like a girl" as in "you throw like a girl" or "you...

9 Ways Parents Can Ditch Gender Stereotypes

Terri Coles | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Parents

A lot has changed since we were children, but the rules about how girls and boys are expected to behave haven't budged in decades. Toy and clothing st...

Keep Gender Stereotypes Out of Raising Kids

Jenn Neilson | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada Living
Jenn Neilson

With kids growing up surrounded by advertising, movies and TV, toys, books, and clothes that tell them that some things are for girls, and others are for boys, we're already fighting an uphill battle if our goal is to raise girls who know that they can solve tough, real world problems, and boys who are interested in collaboration, not just competition.

My Daughter Can Be A Princess If She Wants To

Dr. Carolyn Ee | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Carolyn Ee

Here's what I have to say for those who worry their daughters might turn into princesses, as in helpless silly females who value the superficial only and have no problem-solving skills. Just don't be a princess yourself. Be assertive. Gain control over your emotions. Display strength and courage and resilience. Don't read women's magazines.

How Pageant Parents Teach Us What Not to Do

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

To most parents Toddlers & Tiaras is so offensive that we can hardly watch it, let alone relate to it. While this may be obvious to many, what we often fail to see are the grains of these behaviours "normal" parents may engage in. Here are the top five lessons all parents can take from these pageant-parents in order to help their daughters build authentic and long-lasting self-esteem.

If Kate Upton's a Cow, What Does That Make the Rest of Us?

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

We live in a world where we've elevated starlets and hunks to god-like status because of the fact that they are thin and fit. We don't feel good enough. Skinny enough. Pretty enough. But a "thinspiration" website has gone a step further -- by calling Kate Upton (aka: Sports Illustrated cover girl) a cow. Is nothing sacred?