Category - Raising Girls

Raising Your Daughter with a Positive Body Image

Media Safety
Parents Tips
Preteens & Teens
Raising Girls

Poor body image is epidemic among girls and women in this country: 94% of women report having a negative body image and wanting to change something about their bodies, and 98% think negatively about their bodies at least once a day. How you can ensure that your daughter has a healthy relationship with her body now and throughout her development? Role model:  How you feel about your body has direct impact on how your daughter will feel about hers. If you are constantly trying to change your body and expressing frustration, dislike, or criticism about your appearance, you are sending a… Continue Reading


Posted by Holly Pedersen on November 12, 2012

Little Girls Can Be Mean!

Bullying Prevention
Preteens & Teens
Raising Girls
School Challenges

Helping Your Daughter Navigate Girl World If you have a daughter, it’s a good bet that at one time or another she has come home in tears due to social problems. She may have been the target of exclusion or taunting, perhaps initiated by her former best friend, or pushed out of a circle of friends she has known since preschool.  Perhaps she wasn’t invited to a party everyone is talking about.  She doesn’t understand why she isn’t “popular.” Chances are you are seeing these problems emerging in elementary school—particularly in the second and third grades—and intensifying toward the onset… Continue Reading


Posted by Holly Pedersen on September 10, 2012

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At Parents Place, we understand the challenges of raising children with special needs, and we’re here to help.