Author Archives: Insitute Therapy Staff

Resources for Middle School Girls

Are you in middle school? Then you know, middle school can be both exciting and stressful. You’re navigating a lot: new friendships & social relationships, more academic demands, exciting after-school activities, new feelings and body changes, and lots more decisions. Here are some books and websites that might help. They’ve got lots of information about

Resources for Media-Savvy Girls

Here is an excerpt from an awesome book called Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers’ Schemes, by Sharon Lamb and Lyn Mikel Brown: Packaging Girlhood: 10 Tips for Girls 1. FACE THE FACTS. Most girls want to believe that they are independent thinkers and that marketers and media won’t be able to influence them. But realize

Inspiring Books about Girls’ Lives

Check these books out at your school or local library, or ask for your parents’ help in ordering them (just click on the pictures to go to their ordering pages on Amazon.com). Selections and narrative descriptions from 100 Books for Girls to Grow On by Shireen Dodson Alanna, the First Adventure  Tamora Pierce The first in

Journaling Ideas

Journals are awesome for expressing our creativity, learning about ourselves, venting feelings, and working towards our dreams. Many girls enjoy keeping journals. When I asked some girls I know what they thought about having a Journaling Idea section here, they asked me to include some of their ideas. So, here goes: What kinds of journals

Who’s on Your Team?

We all need people we can turn to–in good times and in bad. We turn to different people for different things. Complete these sentences in your journal: Who do you turn to when… you win an award? you have a worry? you want a hug? you got picked on at school? you’re excited because you

All About Me

Here is an activity all about you! Complete these sentences in your journal: My Favorites My favorite color is… The best thing about friendship is… My favorite TV show is… The activity I like best is… My favorite book is… The kind of teacher I like best is… My favorite band (or song) is… Feelings

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