Joe Kelly’s Dads & Daughters blog has a great post with tips on how to watch the SuperBowl with your daughter without cringing. Check it out and enjoy the game and junk food feast!
Inspire YOUR Girl with Help from Daughters.com
New for Your Girl Online
The month of February is packed with great themes at New Moon Girls. Start this week by reading all about black Herstoryâ€”with articles about food for the soul, coming of age and women that inspire us! Check out all these articles and more online. Upcoming themes in February are Love and Crushes, Pets, Body Image and Whatâ€™s in a Name. Be sure to check New Moon Girls every week for new exciting girl-created content!
In Creativity for the Soul Nancy Gruver shares why music and dance benefit girls, and not at just a young age! Helen Cordes explores how to get girls behind the camera and why itâ€™s great for them in Making Her Own Movies.
Do you need to talk to your daughter about how her body is changing but are unsure how? Lynda Madison and Amy Lynch give you all the tips and information youâ€™ll need in What to Do and Say When Her Body Changes.
Checkout these articles and more this week at Daughters.com
Take Our 10 Second Parenting Poll before Feb. 6
Thanks to everyone who shared your thoughts about how we can best describe New Moon in a short phrase. Weâ€™ve read all your responses which were very helpful. Now weâ€™ve drafted four new descriptions. Please take 10 seconds to vote on which phrase you like best. The poll is up through Feb. 6 at Daughters.com. We canâ€™t wait to see the results! And if you think you could say it even better, send your phrase to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Read New Moon Girls With Her
Are you and your daughter concerned about the environment? Do you look for ways to make a change together? Read the article â€œTree Huggers: Save Mother Earth,â€ on page 29 in your January/February 2009 issue of New Moon Girls. Then talk with your girl about her ideas on conservationâ€”I bet itâ€™ll be an interesting conversation.
GIVE GIRLS WHAT THEY WANT. As girls ages 8 through 15, weâ€™re so excited that
Malia and Sasha will be in the White House! What we need from the president is
better health care for girls and more opportunities for collegeâ€”not just getting
in, but paying for it. We need to end the war in Iraq, because so many women and
girls are dying there. As we grow up, we need choices about our own bodies and
we need equal pay. Most of all, we need a president who listens to all girls and
respects us. P.S. Weâ€™re sending Malia and Sasha a four-year membership to New
Moon Girls. â€”MEMBERS OF NEWMOONGIRLS.COM
And be sure to pick up a copy of the actual magazine – the online doesnâ€™t include the wonderful photo of the Girls Editorial Board thatâ€™s in the magazine.
On Tuesday, U.S. President-elect Barack Obama will be sworn in. Weâ€™re featuring special inauguration coverage all week at New Moon Girls. If a girl you know is lucky enough to be going to President-elect Obamaâ€™s Inauguration, we want to hear from her! Please be our reporters for the day.
Calling All Girl Reporters!
Hereâ€™s our request for girl reporters: We want to know what itâ€™s like through your eyes! If youâ€™re watching the inauguration on TV or listening to the radio, let us know how that feels, too. What did you think about the speeches? What are you and your friends or family talking about? Submit your coverage to Spotlight so that we can all feel like weâ€™re right there with you!
Gift Membership for Malia and Sasha Obama
After the election, a mom called to order a 4-year gift membership to New Moon Girls for Malia and Sasha Obama. She doesnâ€™t know the girls personally, but she said that New Moon Girls has helped her own daughter so much. Thatâ€™s why she wanted the Obama girls to have it, too.
Weâ€™re excited and are welcoming Malia and Sasha to the White House and to New Moon Girls this week. Girls Editorial Board member Nneoma writes about how much it means to have a presidential family who is African American like hers. And members Sara and Grace wish the Obama girls luck at their new schools.
Girls should send their â€œWelcome to Malia and Sashaâ€ letters, poems, drawings to Spotlight all week! Weâ€™re putting together a package that will be given to their mom, Michelle.
Got Inner Beauty?
Thereâ€™s still a couple days left to nominate girls for our special Beautiful Girls issue of the magazine (May/June). The girl you nominate might be featured in the May/June 2009 issue of New Moon Girls magazine! And every girl who is nominated gets special honor on our website. Learn more here.
Want inspiration? Read about Zella, whoâ€™s beautiful because she knows when to talk to a friend, and when to let her be alone. Jordan loves drawing manga and isnâ€™t afraid to give an unpopular opinion. Check out these and more at the Beautiful Girls section of New Moon Girls.
New Moon Girls are Visionaries
Back in December we asked girls to tell us their Vision of Change for Girls with our new government coming in. Now their responses are featured in the Winter issue of Ms. Magazine along with people like Alice Walker, Shirley Tilghman (President of Princeton University), Kathy Najimy and Ani DiFranco! This is a great honor for New Moon and girls made it happenâ€“Thanks!
CEO and Founder, New Moon Girl Media
Should young children use cellphones? France and other countries say no because of concerns about radiation from the phones. This story comes from The Independent via Eco Child’s Play via Dan Gould on PSFK.
Hot on the heels of a 2008 ban on television programs for kids under 3, France is getting strict with new rules which will limit childrenâ€™s usage and access to mobile phones. New laws prohibit advertising aimed at children under the age of 12 and bans the sale of cell phones designed for kids under 6. New limits on the allowable amount of radiation emitted from phones, and laws mandating bundled headphones with every phone will be put in place as well. Although this ban is unique in Europe,
France joins a growing number of countries including Canada, Russia and Israel
who have all issued warnings and laws of varying degree against cell phone use
by developing children. Though a consensus has not been formed on the subject,
some researchers do believe excessive cell phone use may possess
a health risk.
In the U.S. cellphone use is appearing in younger and younger kids. What do you think about their safety for your daughter?