For my girls
Who ever said parenting was difficult hasn't tried these simple tips. It's so much easier than you think. (Note sarcasm, but encouragement from a mom of five that we're all in this together)
Teen girls can get a bad rap. This humorous post looks at the "terrible" fates our teen girls can save us from. And by seeing the humor in some of the challenges, maybe we can appreciate our girls and weather these years a little better. :)
books about periods and the resulting emotions.
Coping with Cliques: A Workbook to Help Girls Deal with Gossip, Put-Downs, Bullying, and Other Mean Behavior.
"I’ve got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny - a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons. Let them never be Stupid Girls." – J.K. Rowling
Great JK quote about her daughters
Help Our Daughters Have Healthy Body Images! It's frightening to see the effects of society's images on girls' body images and self-esteem. This post tells how some teenage girls are making a difference. Have you found ways to help your daughter and/or other girls have a positive body image?