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Let Your Teen Girl Do This, She'll Be Glad You Did
Christopher A. Brown
Damour's advice? Be their dumping ground. Realize that most teen girls' problems last 24 hours or less. Even those problems
Is Social Media Really Destroying Our Daughters?
Hollee Actman Becker
Writer, Creator of the blog suburbabble.com, news writer at Pa...
I was a teenager once, too. Back in the 80s. Before cell phones and Macbooks were things girls covered in RedBubble stickers and toted around 24/7. There were no selfies, or belfies, or Kardashians to take and post them. But we still felt the same pressure to fit in and measure up.
The Number 1 Secret to a Great Relationship With Your Teen
Online Confidence Coach for Women
You might not remember this, but being a teen sucks. Yeah, you provide a roof over your daughter's head and food on the table, but she's a walking, talking hormonal sharknado who doesn't have a say in most of what happens to her.
What We’re Really Doing When We Shame Young Women For Their Selfies
Why are we so hellbent on not taking young women seriously?
Teen Girls and Leadership Biases: What Parents Should Know
Author and Family Internet Safety Expert
With a presidential election fast approaching with candidates to potentially become the first female president, these findings are a bit concerning. Children are usually influenced by their parents and their surroundings. This means it might be time to check in on your
On Becoming a Good Writing Mentor to Teen Girls
Christine Stoddard is a writer, artist, and the editor of Quai...
I could hear them marching up the stairs and down the hallway like a pack of amateur pageant queens, performing for each other. There were only titters or guffaws, no moderate laughs. Everything was "very" or "totally" or "literally," not simply as it was.
How Young Adult Romance Novels Are Giving Young Girls a Misguided View of Romance: My Perspective as an 18-Year-Old High School Graduate
Author of The Foreigners, founder of The Hijab Project.
Aside from my cynicism, it's very apparent to me that society's propagation of true, unconditional love is affecting the way young girls are approaching romantic relationships.
Bills, Bills, Bills: How to Save Money in College
1,000 Dreams Fund
Social enterprise, girl power, live your dreams
Freshman Year means more freedom, more heartache and a bundle of new experiences. One experience I wasn't ready for (and am still feeling the ramifications of), was, and is, money.
Stop Policing Women's Bodies
Beth Cone Kramer
Freelance Writer, Co-Founder of Divorce.ly, & Co-Author of "Th...
We can teach our children there's a time and place for cocktail or beach attire without shaming girls for their bodies. And we need to teach and show boys that a girl's attire or presence at a party doesn't mean she's fair game.
The Teens Who Taught Me What It Means to Be a Feminist
Teen writer from New York
Instead of pointing out who is or isn't "feminist enough," I think we should work together. We should have each other's backs. After all, we're stronger as a unit than we are when we're divided.
Breaking Down Basic
When asked about the meaning of the word, adults are sometimes unaware of the evolution of “basic.” Susan D. Blum, an anthropology
Meet The Awesome Teens Taking Down Ebola
Jessica says, “I could be afraid, but being afraid would stop me from going out to help these people." [h/t The Daily Beast
Take Teen Girls Seriously
A network of girls who are the urban normal
When I was 16, unsurprisingly, I didn't think I mattered much. When I was 16, I didn't think anybody would listen to me until I was older. When I was 16, I had so many things to say, and I didn't get to really say any of them.
How To Talk To Your Teen Daughter About Sex
4 Ways Social Media Can Undermine Girls and Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.
Relationship Expert, Clinical Psychologist, Author
Teenage girls and adult women are often emotionally bruised when social media becomes their North Star for finding meaning and purpose in life. There are limits to what social media can positively provide and female users who do not understand these limits may struggle in a variety of ways.
Yes, Jennifer Lawrence Can Be a Body Positive Role Model
Editor in Chief @ High Voltage Mag
The problem with the body positivity movement is not Jennifer Lawrence. It is in fact very impressive to me that a "conventionally beautiful woman" cares about the effect that an unhealthy appearance could have on her young audience.
10 Questions Your Daughters Should Be Asking
Dr. Barbara Greenberg
Your daughters may feel pretty or less than pretty, but I think that what they are really asking is whether or not they are acceptable and fit in.
Being a Girl... A Perspective
Award Winning Teen Mentor, Best Selling Author & President of ...
When I was 8 years old I never thought to worry about looking a certain way and certainly never felt that not being pretty would stand in the way of being accepted as a friend.
4 Bugs That Bite Every Girl
CEO and Founder of Blush Online Life Coaching
Why is it that every girl seems to suffer from low self-esteem at some point during her life? There are many theories floating around, I am especially happy that women are taking a stand. However, my expertise comes from the opposite end of the spectrum.
The Effect of Social Media in Young Girls
Junior at Marina High School
I believe that young girls need to learn how to perceive and react to social media, pop culture and entertainment in a more positive way. This isn't taught in schools, and I highly doubt that our parents can honestly understand social media to understand its effects.
Girl Up Teen Advisors Surprise Their Moms in the Most Beautiful Way
Director of Girl Up, United Nations Foundation
Girl Up is dedicated to improving the lives of girls around the world and empowering them to give their hearts to make this world a better place. We asked our Teen Advisors about their mothers.. and then filmed the answers with their mothers watching.
The New 'B' Word
High school student, food enthusiast, writer
To me, "bossy" could easily have many connotations. I believe someone who is bossy as a leader; someone who doesn't easily give in to submission, nor do they take defeat as an easy way out. It's a term of empowerment.
Going Out in the '80s
Writer, actor, '80s enthusiast.
Faces was in a strip mall by a movie theatre and a Showbiz Pizza Parlor and had everything a 13-year-old girl could want including a DJ, a disco ball and mouthwatering fancy mocktails.
Too Skinny, Too Fat. Will We Ever Win?
Junior at Northside College Prep
The media has created a standard for beauty that is virtually impossible to achieve, yet people, especially women, consistently strive for perfection, hurting themselves in the process.
Instafame Has Its Appeal
Freelance Writer | Talent Recruiter and Associate Producer for...
User-generated entertainment platforms such as Vine and Instagram are especially valuable for artists and entertainers who already have a skill and need a vehicle to reach audiences.
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