Raising Girls

Girl Power - Raising Happy, Healthy Daughters

Suzanne Whitton | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Parents
Suzanne Whitton

When I gave birth to my first daughter almost 15 years ago and my second, just 18 months later, it never occurred to me to purchase a book about raising girls. Being a girl myself, surely I knew everything there was to know about bringing them up as happy, healthy individuals? How wrong I was!

The Best Mum in the World - Really?

Judy Reith | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judy Reith

You would think I had asked them to tell the person next to them how often they have sex. Speaking up about your parenting ability is just not something parents find easy. Had I asked them to talk about what they get wrong as a parent, they would never shut up.

Raising Girls - Promoting Body Confidence

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

What to do, and to advise the parent of a 7 year old girl, so that they can keep that confidence nurtured? Here are some of the best tips from the experts on how to raise confident girls...

Dare to Be

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

When I was at school, the prom queens and the UK-cheerleader equivalents made my life a misery. They didn't like me based on the fact that firstly, I did not care to follow their style dictates, and secondly, I did not beg to join their silly little clubs.

Seven Steps to Raising Really Strong Girls

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

I have two daughters of the ages 23 and 14. I am adamant my girls will never be Train Wreck Susannahs, and so far, they are on course, thanks to my Seven Stage Programme. In fact, they are downright feisty and independent, and both are single by choice, despite the wolves at the door.

Interview: Trista Hendren, Feminist Activist and Author, on Her New Book 'Mother Earth'

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK
Ruth Jacobs

Trista Hendren is a feminist activist who co-founded Rapebook, a Facebook page set up to campaign against rape humor and other abusive content on Facebook.

Raising Girls: New Feminism, an Army of Aunts and Trusting Ourselves

Louise Pennington | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

I do believe our girls are in crisis, but then I think our boys are still in crisis too; after all, the capitalist-patriarchy is harmful for everyone. It is based on a sex binary that involves a reductive, racist, disablist, and sexist heteronormative construction of humanity.

Hasbro Unveils New Gender-Neutral Oven After Teenager's Petition Against 'Sexist' Packaging

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK

A 13-year-old girl has brought a toy giant to its knees in a battle encompassing play ovens, sexism and kiddies' Christmas lists. McKenna Pope too...

Is The Easy Bake Oven Sexist? Teenager Takes On Toy Manufacturer Hasbro

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK

Tis fast approaching the season for rampant consumerism and the purchase of more dollies and toy cars than one home can possibly have room for. It...

Dads Don't Do Housework

Rachel McClary | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel McClary

I have always been careful not to reinforce gender stereotypes with my girls.