Financial Literacy: Making a Difference! Part 3 of 3

Financial literacy is about creative resourcefulness. It means prioritizing to achieve personal goals. As we will explore in this article, financial literacy can also include claiming the power to make a difference. Girls are often passionate about the causes that they encounter. Political, social, and environmental concerns can both inspire girls to action, but they…

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Financial Literacy: Budgeting: Transforming the “B” Word! Part 2 of 3

Budgeting…what are your associations to the term? Even as adults with years of experience in managing our money, ‘budgeting’ often triggers feelings ranging from boredom to anxiety and dread. As a child or teen, planning for and then tracking the elusive numbers can feel absolutely overwhelming–no wonder we often meet resistance when money management is…

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The Social World of Girls, Part 1

Cliques, popular girls, mean girls, rumors, gossip, exclusion, “behind my back,” secrets, bullying, whispering, being “in,” name-calling, glaring, “she turned her back,” being left out, bossy, being uninvited. When we spend time listening to girls, their stories–sooner or later–turn to their relational experiences. They share stories of profound and joyous connection and devastating betrayal and…

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I Just Want to Know What She’s Up to! Making Successful Appointments with Your Daughter

It’s back-to-school time. And, things get busy fast! The desire of your heart is to maintain some quality time with your daughter but so many demands interfere. Plus, your daughter may seem disinterested in those “meaningful conversations.” Perhaps this scenario sounds familiar: You come home from work to find your daughter quietly watching TV. You…

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