I recently came across two articles, written less than a week apart (and apparently unbeknownst to each of the authors) with a distinctly similar slant toward the notion of Self-Esteem which is evident from the titles alone; the first referring to Self-Esteem as a ‘Cra...

“Have you seen your daughter’s latest profile pic?”

This was the immediate question that greeted me one afternoon upon answering my phone to a concerned relative. “Ah, well no….not yet” I embarrassingly admitted. Oh crap, I thought – “what kind of a parent am I?” I read...

This week via a You Tube video, Instagram star Essena O’Neill announced that she is quitting Social Media and denounced the time she ‘wasted’ on it as having ‘made her miserable’ despite the fame and monetary success she was able to achieve. She further explained how ‘...

(Excerpt: Toronto Star/February 2015/by Leslie Ferenc)

(Becca Cala had suffered for years before, at the age of 16) she was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Tourette syndrome and obsessive compulsive disorder. For the first time in her life, Cala...

Okay, this isn’t strictly ‘what a girl can do’ but rather what everyone can do. Life Vest Inside is a non-profit dedicated to spreading kindness, helping people recognize their potential and building self-esteem.


Nothing can make you feel better about yourself than spr...

I was recently asked if I had any advice that I could offer to parents raising children in the age of social media. And although it’s always a compliment to be asked for an opinion, I couldn’t imagine much in the way of concrete advice that I could give that is not alr...

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Written in an easy conversational style, this beautiful 200 page book, filled with beautiful imagery, is designed to inspire and engage the young reader. Educational and empowering, JBYG teaches girls how to recognize and handle the influences that can affect their self-perceptions so that they ultimately learn to look within themselves to find their strength and beauty.