April 21, 2014
Truth-in-Ads Campaign Aims to Stop Advertising That Hurts Our Kids

53% of 13 year-old girls are unhappy with their bodies; by the time they are 17, it will be 78%. The 3 most common mental health issues amongst girls -- depression, low self-esteem  and eating disorders,-- can be linked to the images they see of themselves in the media. And boys are impacted also, with […]

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April 3, 2013

There are certain things we can’t teach our SheHeroes. Many things we can only hope she figures out once she is placed in the right set of circumstances. Bravery is one of those things. My 8 year old SheHero (who just turned 8 this week) has always been a little on the introverted side. Until […]

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March 12, 2013
Measuring Your Self Worth

This week we welcome to the blog a author of the new book, The Body Image Survival Guide for Parents, Marci Warhaft-Nadler.  We don’t have to be perfect, to be perfect role models for our kids. In fact, it’s better if we’re not perfect and can teach them how important it is to love and accept […]

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January 30, 2013
8 Ways You Can Be a SheHero

There are many ways one can be a SheHero in the world. But the biggest impact we can have as individuals is on the younger SheHeroes around us every day. Our daughters, nieces, goddaughters, students, neighbors, etc. Recently I've been thinking about what we can do in our everyday lives that can make us SheHeroes […]

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April 10, 2012
Barbie: Bald, Presidential and Armed Part 1

Barbie. Just simply saying the name stirs up a million different emotions from people. In fact you would be hard pressed to find a mother (or woman) that doesn’t have a strong opinion on the famous doll. Whether she’s fully supporting and filling her child's toy box with all things Barbie or taking a firm […]

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September 8, 2011
Setting The Right Example

Last January I made a New Year’s resolution to start living healthier. Between working at home and having two kids it felt like I had lost any control over what I was eating on the go and had made no attempt at adding exercise into my daily routine (except for walking to and from school […]

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August 31, 2011
"Boy" Shoes

At the beginning of the summer I purchased sandals for both my son and my daughter. I knew we’d be doing a lot of hiking and camping and wanted them to have sandals that would be more comfortable in the warm weather yet would still protect their toes and feet while hiking. At Target I […]

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March 24, 2011
Defining Gender With Coats

Its one thing to blog about gender related issues here on the blog at SheHeroes, but it’s always something else to deal with them firsthand. It feels like it was just yesterday that I was dealing with an incident regarding my son not wanting to be teased for carrying a pink umbrella. But now it […]

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September 27, 2010
Britain Holds Fashion Magazines and Advertisers To a Higher Standard

We have all seen magazines on the newsstands overflowing with images of airbrushed actresses and supermodels. A lot of research has shown in recent years that those images have a major impact on young girls, the increase of eating disorders among them and their self-image. While watchdog groups attempt to point out airbrushed supermodels on […]

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September 24, 2010
SheHero of the Week: Katherine Schwarzenegger

Nothing is more inspiring than using your celebrity to help young girls feel better about themselves. And that’s what California’s first daughter and part of the Kennedy dynasty, Katherine Schwarzenegger has written her first book, “Rock What You’ve Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty.” It may seem strange that a girl who’s […]

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