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Why Girls Quit Math & Science

Why Girls Quit Math & Science

Science Mag Archives has published an article revealing the results of a study that shows that by age 6, girls are less likely to attempt subjects that they view as for people that are 'really really smart.' 
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How to Keep the Mother-Daughter Bond Strong

How to Keep the Mother-Daughter Bond Strong

We love AMightyGirl.com for recommending this excellent journal— to be used by mother and daughter together— full of exercises and ways to keep communication open, healthy and helpful, especially as daughters start to enter pre-teen years, when this relationship is most vital. 
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MUST-SEE: A Mighty Girl's 2017 Books of the Year List

MUST-SEE: A Mighty Girl's 2017 Books of the Year List

A Mighty Girl has compiled an awesome list of the 2017 Books of the Year for girls. These are all incredible books for children, teens, and even adults, all of which promote confidence, empowerment, and tell the stories of complex female heroines. Each of these books are sure to enrich a girl's life, imagination, and ultimately the way she views herself.
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How to Raise a Self-Confident Daughter

How to Raise a Self-Confident Daughter

In the face of up to 1 million negative messages that most females receive annually, cultivating self-confidence in your daughter is something that requires daily practice and dedication. Katie Hurley, LCSW writes for PBS Parents how you can do this — including simple yet vital things like letting her pursue her own interests and believing in her.
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5 Facts that can Save Your Daughter's Self-Esteem

5 Facts that can Save Your Daughter's Self-Esteem

Studies reveal that a mother’s own confidence level is a far more powerful determiner on her child’s self-esteem than her occupation, income, education, religion and even IQ.  Women see over 1M advertising images per year (nearly all of them are negative).  A mother must  maximize and safeguard her own self esteem in order to increase her daughter's. Renowned parenting expert, Dr. Michele Borba, offers must read advice on how to lead by a positive example.
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Boys are Encouraged to Lead, while Girls are Called 'Bossy'

Boys are Encouraged to Lead, while Girls are Called 'Bossy'

When a boy shows initiative and takes action, he is praised and called a leader. When a girl does the same, she is called bossy, pushy, and many other negative terms that have a lasting impact on a girl's self-image and ambitions for the future. Watch this video from our partner Lean In, who has partnered with Girl Scouts in an effort to #banbossy and #changetheconversation. If we change the words we use, we will have more women leaders and more girls with a positive self-image.
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NEWS: Parents Still See Son's College Education as More Important than Daughter's

NEWS: Parents Still See Son's College Education as More Important than Daughter's

A recent study by the American Association of University Women shows  that women hold $1.3 trillion in student debt, while men hold just $477 billion. Why is that? Men's education is being paid for by their parents, while women are having to pay their own way. These troubling findings reveal that a boy's college education is still seen as more worthwhile and important than a girl's, even in the eyes and pockets of parents.
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Throughout Childhood and Adolescence, Girls Lose Self-Esteem while Boys Gain

Throughout Childhood and Adolescence, Girls Lose Self-Esteem while Boys Gain

Studies from Girl Scouts of America and Lean In Org show that from elementary school to high school, a girl's self-esteem will drop 3.5 times more than a boy's. When a boy is outspoken and raises his hand in class, he's called a leader. When a girl does the same, she is called bossy, which serves to discourage girls from an  interest in leading. The #banbossy campaign seeks to end this dramatic disparity and cultivate future female leaders.
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