Tag: girl empowerment

Now We Are Six: Hopes For My Youngest Girl On Her Birthday

Now We Are Six: Hopes For My Youngest Girl On Her Birthday
For the third time, I have a daughter turning six.  Each girl’s life at the time of her sixth birthday is imprinted in my mind. When my oldest daughter turned six, we were two months into reuniting with her birth family. She started kindergarten the week of her sixth birthday, and she was one of... Read more »

Why New Release Jazzy's Quest Is A Must-Have Children's Adoption Book

Why New Release Jazzy's Quest Is A Must-Have Children's Adoption Book
Portrait of an Adoption is delighted to announce that our new children’s fictional chapter book, Jazzy’s Quest: Adopted and Amazing! is officially live and available! For me, the inspiration for Jazzy’s Quest came from my daughter, Katie.  We adopted Katie out of foster care when she was a baby.  When she was almost six years... Read more »

Express Yourself: A Teen Girl’s Guide To Speaking Up

Express Yourself: A Teen Girl’s Guide To Speaking Up
The following is a guest post by Emily Roberts, The Guidance Girl, in honor of the release of her excellent new book, Express Yourself: A Teen Girl’s Guide To Speaking Up and Being Who You Are. “I wasn’t thinking; it’s all a blur.” This was the answer I received from not just one, but five... Read more »
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Brave Girls Will Be Invading Times Square. Are You Ready?

In my house, every day is the Day of the Girl.  With three daughters ranging in age from toddler to tween, we live and breathe girl empowerment.  With our oldest girl turning ten today, I woke up in the mood to celebrate! So it was very fitting to find an email in my inbox announcing... Read more »

Stop telling kids that being bullied will make them stronger. It’s not true, and here is why.

Stop telling kids that being bullied will make them stronger.  It’s not true, and here is why.
Human beings are hard-wired to belong.  We are social beings and we derive happiness from positive interactions with other living creatures, especially people.  What happens when we are rejected?  We experience very real psychological and physical symptoms of pain, such as anxiety, depression, stomach aches, sleeplessness, headaches and panic attacks. I have noticed a continuing... Read more »

Bullied Is A National Parenting Publications Award Gold Medal Winner!

Bullied Is A National Parenting Publications Award Gold Medal Winner!
It is my delight to announce that my nonfiction book Bullied has been named a Gold Medal Winner by the National Parenting Publications Awards.  This is the highest honor they give out, and it brings great joy to me. Bullied is a book that can be used by a wide variety of people with varying... Read more »
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