Teen Journey for Girls

Dr. Tim and our amazing staff lead a weekend retreat just for high school girls (9th - 12th). Go to Campweloki.com for more information.   … [Read more...]

Finding A Best Friend

Starting in about the 3rd or 4th grade, girls begin to notice that their friendship groups start to change.  Good friends from kindergarden start hanging out more with other people, and they experience a tremendous sense of loss.  This really ramps up in middle and high school, and is the source of much of the dramas that play out among girls. Many girls in middle school end the year in tears … [Read more...]

Cooperation Trumps Competition

I recently saw a documentary entitled I Am, and was ecstatic to get some science behind my beliefs about competition. When I work with girls in the classroom with my Strong Girls Strong World program, or with boys and girls on retreats and summer camps, I try to get them to experience the difference between being in a community where competition rules vs. an environment where cooperation reigns. … [Read more...]

Girls Need Sacred Spaces!

I have a weekend retreat coming up in a few weeks for middle school girls, and it reminds me of how important it is for all girls and women, but perhaps most importantly for girls in this age group, to have safe, sacred spaces to share their stories. Girls, much more so than boys, are wired to connect. And as their estrogen starts to rise as preteens, their hormones prime that connecting pump … [Read more...]