MOUNT PLEASANT – No matter what your thoughts are on #MeToo or #TimesUp, many parents of young girls may think, "She’s still so young. How do I talk to her about something so adult?"
With the topic spreading far beyond social media, the movement to stop sexual harassment, assault and the overall unequal treatment of women may already be on your girl’s radar. Although it’s an adult topic, your kids are listening, watching how you respond, and taking it all in. They’re also having conversations with their peers. As with any sensitive topic, parents can and should tackle the subject with their kids directly, and Girl Scouts is here to help.
For a wealth of resources on raising girls with confidence, encouraging them to find their inner leader, guiding her to stand up for what she believes in and improving her school success, Girl Scouts provides hundreds of resources for raising awesome girls at www.girlscouts.org/raisinggirls.
We pair each of our members with strong, caring female role models and mentors who prepare them to take the lead, and provide them with a strong support system of peers on which they can trust and rely.
Girl Scouting empowers young girls to take action and change their world for the better.
As a society, this is our moment to come together, lift our voices, and take action on issues that matter to girls. At Girl Scouts, we’ve been teaching girls to lead for more than 100 years and have a deep understanding of the leadership abilities all girls should have. For more information, go to www.girlscoutshh.org/join.
Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, chief marketing and development officer