Podcast Episode 14: Teaching girls how to become strong women

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This week features comments submitted by our listeners. I asked parents what they are doing right now to help make sure their girls become strong women.

We also talk about the bravery deficit. Resma Saujani did a TED talk on this issue. “Most girls are taught to avoid risk and failure. Girls are taught to smile pretty, play it safe, get all A’s. Boy, on the other hand, are taught to play rough, swing high, crawl to the top of the monkey bars and jump off head first. Boys are habituated to take risks and are rewarded for it.”

I mentioned in the podcast a side by side magazine cover. One for girls and the other for boys. Check these out. We still have A LOT of work to do to create gender equality!

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So how can we change this for our girls? Listen to some ideas Samantha and I have on this topic. And, as always, SHARE with friends!

 

Kristan & Samantha