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About Tough Issues, Adolescence,
& sons, single fathers,
step fathers, military
fathers & fathers stories
Other related issues: gangs,
sexual harassment, tv
Books on: children,
& daughers, fathers-single,
fathers or gay children, stepfathers,
- on Child, Emotional, Religious, and Sexual Abuse and Trauma
Periodicals - Children,
Resources on families,
Guide: Gangs, stds, aids, safe dating.
Moon Network is always looking for fathers with daughters to
write for the"fathering" section. firstname.lastname@example.org
Shield Your Daughter from Exploitation
In the entertainment and advertising industries, exploitation of the
female body is part of the cost of doing business. Fashion, film,
television, and magazines bombard our daughters with unrealistic
ideals about their bodies, perpetuating the likelihood that they will
develop an eating disorder, low self-esteem, and feelings of
As parents, it is up to us to shield our daughters from the
insidious effects of exploitation.
Did you know that
- Middle school girls who read dieting articles are twice as
likely in later years to smoke cigarettes or fast in order to lose
weight, and are three times as likely to become bulimic?
- An emphasis on physical attractiveness among college-aged
women has been found to decrease their interest in math and
science, and lower leadership aspirations?
Parents are the linchpin to breaking the vicious cycle of
hyper-exploitation of girls in our culture. Dads &
Daughters one-of-a-kind education, research, and advocacy is a
dynamic resource that helps parents to teach their daughters to think
critically about exploitation of girls and women in American
Why are Girls Reaching Puberty at such a
Shellie Bailey-Shah writes an article for KATU News in Portland that
asks why girls are developing at younger and younger ages. It seems
that the same factors that speed up the process in girls have the
opposite effect on boys.
Tomboys: Born or Made?
According to a new study, testosterone levels during pregnancy could
make a difference between the little girl who likes playing ball and
the girl who prefers playing "house."
Why Put Your Kids Through Emergency First
Rose Pullen, 15, could barely hear the screams of her father, who was
trapped under a car. But she did hear them, and, thanks to some
just-in-case training, managed to extricate her dad
Apple Pie Aired 6/23/02 on
A new film, "Apple Pie" by Mary Mazzio (1992 Olympic Rowing
Team), aired on June 23 on ESPN2. This film captures intimate
histories and private moments between athletes and their mothers, and
the power and strength and backbone of women - and what they instill
in their children. The film features Hockey medalist Cammi Granato
and her mom Natalie, Mia and Stephanie Hamm; Indy driver Sarah Fisher
and her mom, Reba, among many others. Mazzio also wrote, produced and
directed the award-winning film "A Hero for Daisy." Check your local
listing for the broadcast time in your area. Learn more at www.applepiemovie.com
Lives Improve Through Engineering: LITE
Program for Girls Only!
Do you have a 2003 graduate who's interested in engineering?
Encourage her to apply for a two week residential program at
Kettering University. Participants will learn all about a future in
engineering through hands-on labs, visits to a crash test lab, grad
school and medical school, and through interaction with successful
women in the engineering field. Don't Delay! Applications are due by
Source: Dads&Daughters, www.admissions.kettering.edu/lite.cfm
Take a Video Store
Take your daughter and browse through the covers of the videos and
DVDs at your favorite rental shop. While viewing covers, think about
the following questions that pertain to leading roles for women: How
many covers feature women prominently? How many women are pictured
without men? How many women are posed in a sexual way? How many men
and women are shown with weapons? Is violence against women implied
on the cover? Sit down and share your perspectives with one another.
From the new issue of the newsletter Daughters:
For Parents of Girls, subscribe
Ten Ways to Encourage Daughters'
Participation in Sports
The Women's Sports Foundation compiled a list of ten things fathers
can do to encourage their daughters to participate in sports, stay
active, and eat healthy.
Working Towards Equitable Language in
"In basketball tonight Duke beat North Carolina, Purdue upset Notre
Dame, and now, turning to the women, the Lady Bulldogs defeated the
Lady Bruins." It's great to hear women's sports included in
newscasts, but what does this association tell your daughter about
her place in sports?
How about the term "man-to-man coverage"? Efforts need to be made
by everyone in sports: announcers, coaches, players, and parents need
to pay attention to gender equity in the language they use in order
to truly give female athletes the respect they deserve.
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Some people say I have attitude - maybe I do. But I think you have
to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does - that
makes you a winner right there. Venus Williams, US tennis
Bonehead facts: You have 22 bones in your skull. Don't be a
bonehead. Wear a helmet when riding a
bicycle or motorcycle - you too, dad!
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