The grandchildren aren't the only ones who will benefit from the calcium in America's favorite frozen dessert! Why not join the kids every now and then for a cone in your favorite flavor? Or just have a scoop in a dish to avoid the carbs and calories in the cone. Also, consider opting for light versions that are lower in calories and fat.
In 1998, I wrote my book "Girls Seen and Heard" in response to Carol Gilligan's troubling research showing that girls lose their self-esteem and confidence during the teen years. Working in collaboration with the Ms. Foundation for Women and drawing on my own experience bringing up a daughter, I created a series of activities for mothers, grandmothers, and aunts to do with the girls they love who are on the cusp of adolescence.
I was thrilled when the Publisher's Weekly review pulled out this quote: "The importance of mentors is especially stressed because, as Forsyth says, 'being welcomed into the lives of real women shows girls what their own lives could be like in the future -- in spite of the fact that society, from TV and movies to billboards and toys, tells a vastly different story.' "
That's precisely the point I wanted to make. Now, almost 14 years to the day since the bookRead More »from The Women of Tomorrow: How Can We Inspire Them Today?