When we first started creating this website our initial goal was really to just create a safe and informative place for girls but as time went along we quickly realized the importance having a place on the website for parents and even professionals.
What you will find on the website in the parent sections is really great information and resources for anyone parenting or working with pre-teen and teen girls. We have listed favourite books we reference and use often here at Carya and that our partnering agencies use too, along with other articles, posts, websites, links, activities and much more we think will be helpful to you in parenting your daughters.
What we think will be the most useful tool for you is being able to use this site as a “CONVERSATION STARTER” A place you can visit on your own to familiarize yourself with the topics and issues faced by girls today and a place you can go to pick up some helpful tips on how you can talk about those tough topics with your child in a healthy, helpful and safe way. It can also be a place you can feel good about visiting with your daughter so together you can look through the site and the applicable posts to start a conversation about something specific like healthy relationships, bullying, safety, gender, sexual health, drugs & alcohol and many other topics.
It can be very hard to start a conversation with our child about some of these topics, even though we know it is important, so let Girlville help you start the conversation!