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What Challenges Are Boys Facing and What Opportunities Exist to Address those Challenges?
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

This brief presents research-based information about the strengths that make boys likely to succeed and the risks, or challenges, that increase the likelihood that they will struggle.

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Tips for Parents: The Gender Gap in Schools - Fact or Fiction?
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

For decades we’ve been hearing about the “Gender Gap” in our schools.  This gap referred to research done in the 1970s, 1980s and particularly the early 1990s that indicated that girls were performing significantly lower than boys in math and science, received less attention from teachers, and that more men than women were going to college.  Today, a growing tide of researchers and educators are loudly claiming that not only was this research flawed, but the exact opposite is true.  Boys are the ones falling behind.

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Tips for Parents: Sexism and Stereotypes in School
Wednesday, February 03, 2010

In Tips for Parents: Stereotypes in School, learn issues girls face in today's schools that interfere with their academic success and confidence, and understand how all girls schools are helping girls achieve more.

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Tips for Parents: Girl Cyberbullying
Wednesday, February 03, 2010

In Tips for Parents: Girl Cyberbullying, learn how girls are using cell phones and the internet to bully and attack one another and the ramifications of these attacks.  Get tips for educating girls about this issue.

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Tips for Parents: Girl on Girl Fighting
Wednesday, February 03, 2010

In Tips for Parents: Girl on Girl Fighting, discover how physical violence among girls is on the increase and what parents and teachers can do about it.

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Tips for Parents: Puberty Begins in Girls Earlier
Wednesday, February 03, 2010

In Tips for Parents: Puberty Begins in Girls Earlier, discover that girls are beginning puberty at an earlier age.  Get tips and resources for preparing your daughter (and yourself) for her changing body.

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Tips for Parents: Girls Facing New Issues
Wednesday, February 03, 2010

In Tips for Parents: Girls Facing New Issues, learn the problems today's girls face, such as early puberty, cyberbullying, girl on girl violence, body image, and sexism and stereotyping in school.

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Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Tuesday, October 06, 2009

"Your first reaction to learning that your loved one is gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning can range anywhere from anger to sadness, fear to hurt, confusion to grief, and anywhere and everything in between. These emotions and the thousands of others that parents, families, and friends experience as they navigate their loved ones coming out process are normal."

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Breastcancer.org Helps Young Girls Put Breast Cancer Fears Into Perspective
Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"In a recent Breastcancer.org survey of 2,500 girls ages 8-18, nearly 30% believed they might currently have breast cancer...To deflate unrealistic fears, young girls living in the breast-cancer-awareness era need accurate information and reassurance."  With a video, school assembly program, and links to Dr. Weiss's book Taking Care of  Your "Girls".

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Boys--The Search for Masculinity
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

This resource from PBS discusses takes a look at what it means to grow up masculine, the masculinity tests boys often face, how boys are often encouraged to hide the tender or emotional aspects of their personality and the many ways to be a man.

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Active or Aggressive Boys?
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Boys tend to be more active and more aggressive than girls.  This resource from PBS takes a look at boy agression, the role media has in boy violence, and what parents can do.

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Boys in School
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Learn how the typical classroom may not favor the way boys learn.

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Video: Sexual Harassment
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

How to teach your child to deal with sexual harassment.

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Video: Playing Fair--Title IX
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Using Title IX to ensure your daughter has equal opportunities in sports at school.

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Video: Girls and Leadership
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Make sure your daughter's environment isn't keeping her from becoming a leader.

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Video: Encouraging Girls in Math and Science
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tips to encourage your daughter to pursue math and science.

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Tips for Parents: Girls in Science and Math
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Learn how to encourage girls in math and science and break down barriers for success.

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Tips for Parents: Title IX
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Understand how Title IX factors into your daughter's education.

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Tips for Parents: Girls and Leadership
Monday, March 24, 2008

Tips to encourage and prepare your daughter for leadership roles.

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What Parents Can Do About the Sexualization of Girls
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tips to teach girls to “value themselves for who they are, rather than how they look.”

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Title IX
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The information campaign site for Title IX, which protects against sexual discrimination in any federally funded program.  Includes “10 Key Areas of Title IX” such as athletics, career education, math and science, and standardized testing.  Also features legal cases, how to take action, and a press room.

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The Role Model Project for Girls
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A role model registry, references and resources, and additional information to encourage girls to succeed.

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The National Council for Research on Women
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

With information about programs, initiatives, publications, reports, and great links to information for and about girls.

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Raising Respectable Boys...Not Macho Men
Monday, March 17, 2008

“Raise Respectful Boys...Not Macho Men” From the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. 

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Raising Cain--Boys in Focus
Monday, March 17, 2008

“The documentary, Raising Cain: Boys in Focus, provides answers, insights, ideas, and hope. Hosted by child psychologist Michael Thompson, Ph.D., co-author of the best-selling book Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Lives of Boys, this documentary explores the emotional development of boys in America today. Thompson consults with some of our nation's most respected psychologists, social activists, researchers and educators to probe the issues facing boys and find solutions to their dilemmas.”

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Parents Guide to Understanding and Raising Boys
Sunday, March 09, 2008

From PBS--featuring “Active or Aggressive Boys?” “Boys in School,” “The Search for Masculinity,” “Emotionally Strong Boys,” an expert Q&A, and other useful resources.

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Girl Start
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

“Empowering girls in math, science, and technology.” Features include news and events, programs, volunteer opportunities, and an activities section just for girls.

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Girls Inc
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

“Encouraging All Girls to Be Strong, Smart, and Bold…”  With articles for girls such as “Design Your Future,” “Build Your Spirit,” “Examine, Experiment, Explore” and more.  Features inspirational women role models and a girls’ Bill of Rights.

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Girls Go Tech
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

A Girl Scout website, Girls Go Tech features science games, technological career exploration, links to other interesting websites, a video competition, and a booklet with tips for parents.

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Even Hockey Players Read-Boys, Literacy, and Learning
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Booth, David.  Pembroke, 2002.  Available for free download.

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Empowering Girls--Media Literacy Resources
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Links to organizations that empower girls and teach them how to be critical of the sexualizing messages they hear in the media.

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Boy Basics 101
Monday, March 03, 2008

A survival guide for parenting male tweens. 

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American Association of University Women
Friday, February 29, 2008

"Promoting education and equity for women and girls.”  Features community programs, research such as the “Girls in Education" series, fellowships, grants, awards, and an issues advocacy department.

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