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Five secrets to not over-protecting our daughters

A colleague of mine recently sent me this question: Question: I am the mother of two teen daughters. My husband is very controlling and I am more permissive. Which is the best way to be these days? Answer: Over the next few months I will be posting some excepts from my upcoming book: Raising Strong Girls but …

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Dads attitudes keep girls back in gendered roles

Recent research shows that fathers who do not wash dishes or do laundry tend to raise “girlie girls.” (their words not mine). UBC psychologist Toni Schmader found that girls with fathers with more egalitarian attitudes about child care, cooking and cleaning are more likely to grow up and work outside the home (for pay) and not aspire …

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