Experts on raising powerful girls

by ParentCo. May 08, 2015

From physical risks to problem solving, experts share insight on how to raise daughters who are strong, resilient and powerful.
“Raising a powerful girl means living with one. She must be able to stand up to you and be heard, so she can learn to do the same with classmates, teachers, a boyfriend, or future bosses,” says White. Lyn Mikel Brown, Ed.D., and Sharon Lamb, Ed.D., co-authors of Packaging Girlhood, write, “Girls need guidance about how to stay clear in their disagreements, and they need support for not giving up their convictions to maintain a false harmony. Help girls to make considered choices about how to express their feelings, and to whom.” Steiner-Adair notes that “Not all girls will want to do this, especially shy girls, but you can still help them develop the skills.”
Read the full article at PBS.org: Raising a Powerful Girl. Body Image & Identity. Raising Girls. Parenting | PBS Parents


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