The Princess Wars: your model child
Mariette Ulrich | Aug 22 2012 | comment  

In the battle for my child’s wallet (or soul) the Disney Princesses don’t even make my Top Ten Most Evil list.

Sexualisation of girls and the role of the mother
Carolyn Moynihan | Jul 26 2012 | comment  

While media portrayals of women and girls as sexual objects are omnipresent and intrusive, we can blame too much on these public influences and forget the importance of what parents do.

An ideal husband, perhaps
Mariette Ulrich | Jun 15 2012 | comment  

Having reached the stage in life where my eldest daughters are of marriageable age, I have vowed not to be one of those mothers who badger their children about getting married and producing grandchildren.

Girl violence and the parent gap
Carolyn Moynihan | May 21 2012 | comment  

Violence among teenage girls—towards each other, towards strangers—is a growing problem in many countries.

“Sleeping Beauty taught me to dream”
Jennifer Fulwiser | Mar 7 2012 | comment  

I was a prime candidate for a girl whose self esteem would be hurt by pop culture princess fairy tales…

More time online = less happiness among girls
Carolyn Moynihan | Feb 6 2012 | comment  
Girls who spend a lot of time using multimedia seem to be less happy and socially comfortable than peers who spend less time on screens, a study from Stanford University suggests.

Drugs are finite; a girl is “re-usable”
Mariette Ulrich | Jun 13 2011 | comment  
When I see stories like this NY Times piece on sexually exploited children and teens, I’m tempted to wish the world had ended as predicted last month.

Why do girls dress like that?
Carolyn Moynihan | Mar 22 2011 | comment  
Like what? Like prostitutes, says American mother and writer Jennifer Moses in a frank article in the Wall Street Journal. Why? "Because we let them."

The Girl Effect: making boys invisible
Carolyn Moynihan | Oct 5 2010 | comment  
“Hey there! It’s us again. We have a situation on our hands, and the clock is ticking.” So begins a terrific little video from a campaign called The Girl Effect. Technically it’s a hit; but the message -- that’s something else.

What’s driving earlier puberty in girls?
Carolyn Moynihan | Aug 11 2010 | comment  
Evidence that girls are reaching puberty as early as seven years of age is in the news this week following the publication of an article in the journal Paediatrics. It is a topic that has been debated for decades.

Girls ‘lean, mean and resilient’ - and that’s before birth
Carolyn Moynihan | Apr 29 2010 | comment  
Here is another study that sorts the girls from boys. Researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia shows that, faced with issues like a mother smoking, drinking alcohol, suffering from asthma or having an infection, girls appear more resilient and better able to cope with multiple events before birth.
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