If you’re right in the middle of raising a strong young girl, parents, you have your work cut out for you. Especially in these times when our young girls are seeing movements like Me Too and The Future is Female.
It’s why author Jen Mann, creator of the New York Times bestselling series “People I Want To Punch in the Throat,” gathered 37-female writers to share their hits and misses of raising strong, confident daughters. The book, released on Friday, is called “You Do You” and is meant to teach us how to celebrate the girls in our lives. In this Be Well with TCL we dive a bit deeper into the topic with three women who contributed to the book. Authors and bloggers Galit Breen, Julia Arnold and Joy Hedding joined us in studio.
Buy the book here.
Galit Breen is the bestselling author of Kindness Wins, a simple guide to teaching your child to be kind online; the TEDx Talk, “Raising a digital kid without having been one”; the online course Raise Your Digital Kid™; and the Facebook group The Savvy Parents Club. She believes you can let your child use the Internet and still create a grass-beneath-their-bare-feet childhood for them. Galit’s writing has been featured on The Huffington Post; The Washington Post; Buzzfeed; TIME; and more. She lives in Eagan with her husband, three children, and a ridiculously spoiled mini goldendoodle. Find her at www.TheseLittleWaves.net.
Julia Arnold is a freelance writer, reading tutor, and mother of two young children, John (age 8) and Elizabeth (age 6). She’s been writing about motherhood and parenting since 2010, on the blog www.franticmama.com.
Joy Hedding, of www.eviljoyspeaks.com is wife to one hubs and mom to four children she often refers to as spawn. She spends copious amounts of time taxing children from one event to the next and desperately trying to keep it mostly together. Joy is a snowboarding fanatic and loves to share her exploits -snowboarding and otherwise – on Instagram. Frequently funny, always honest, and occasionally serious Joy writes about everything from dealing with teenagers to navigating life after PTSD. Joy has been published in “Surviving Mental Illness Through Humor” and “Only Trollops Shave Above the Knee.” She has been featured on RealityMoms.rocks and UrbanMommies.com. Her blog is Evil Joy Speaks and you can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.