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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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Girls Think Boys are Smarter?!

Girls Think Boys are Smarter?!

A new study from NYU and Princeton shows that girls as young as 6 already believe their male classmates are smarter, better, faster, stronger. Megyn Kelly reports on these shocking findings, the insidious societal messages that may be responsible, and what we can do to bridge this gap and empower our girls.
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