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Empowering Girls

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The following is an excerpt from the Girl Power chapter of my book, Amazing Adventures in Shelby's Shoes: Girl Power: Empowering Children to Reach for the Stars Sugar and spice and everything nice that's what little girls are made of Sunshine and rainbows and ribbons for hair bows that's what little girls are made of Tea parties, laces and baby doll faces that's what little girls are made of! That poem, which was written by an unknown author, is sweet and endearing, isn’t it? It is pleasant to think of little girls as being all lace, ribbons, bows, and baby doll faces. But that portrayal of girls seems like a very old fashioned one, doesn’t it? Here is what you need to know, girls! You are so much more than sugar and spice and everything nice. You have really come a long way in today’s world, and you can have the power to go even farther and accomplish even much more. To do that, though, you must never limit yourself by failing to recognize

Kids Want to Have Fun and Not Be Afraid

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My children’s books are entertaining and educational for children. Each of my four books has a blog associated with the theme or subject matter of my books. This period of time in our country can be a very scary for children and adults. Because of the increase of gun violence, racism, home-grown terrorist attacks, ICE raids that sadly separate immigrant families, devastating storms and natural disasters, daunting bullying, and all sorts of safety concerns that frighten children, it is important to call on parents  and teachers to take extra precaution to keep our young ones safe and to teach them how to be safe when they are not with their parents or other caregivers. It is equally important that we do whatever we can to help children still be children, to try to have fun and enjoy themselves despite the fears that can tend to be overwhelming. For this reason, I am introducing two gentlemen, Troy Harrington and Brian Thomas who have formed a small music production compan

Empowering at Risk Girls One Girl at a Time

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The goal of my books, Amazing Adventures in Shelby’s Shoes, is to promote self-esteem and to encourage all girls to realize their full potential and strive to achieve their goals and dreams. However, there are some girls, unfortunately, despite best efforts, fall through the cracks. These are at risk girls. To help educate about and further the cause for helping at risk girls to achieve their full potential, I want to introduce a program created by Girl Power Rocks Girl Power is a nonprofit prevention and intervention social change program that is promoting positive behavior, improving social skills and enhancing academic performance in at-risk girls ages 11 – 17 who are, for sundry reasons, at risk. The organization was established in 2000 by the World Literacy Crusade (WLC) of Florida - an international, non-profit, community literacy program - Girl Power fosters confidence, competence, and pride in at risk girls who may suffer from low self-team, lack of educational oppo

Empowerment for Girls: How Parents Can Combat Gender Stereotypes

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Research, in addition to personal experiences of girls and boys, and men and women (especially the experiences of girls and women), show that gender stereotypes have been in the past and, unfortunately, even in 2017, are alive and flourishing. Therefore, it is the responsibility of parents to attempt to raise strong girls who feel empowered to follow their dreams, despite any obstacles that society might impose. Below are six important things that parents must try to do empower girls and to stave off the gender stereotypes.  ● Know that, as parents, you are your child’s first teacher.    Parents are role models .   Your daughters and sons are watching and learning from everything you do and say.   If you say one thing (boys and girls are equal) but do another (treat them differently, or act in a gender-stereotypical way yourself), they will definitely notice the actions over any empty words. ● Introduce diversity in toys, play and sports activites , and  

Girl Power:Empowerment for Girls based on Amazing Adventures in Shelby's Shoes

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Relevant information about my new children's book, Amazing Adventures in Shelby's Shoes : “Like star dust glistening on fairies' wings, little girls dreams are of magical things.” This quote, credited to Sherry Larson, effectively reflects one of the main themes of my new children’s book Amazing Adventures in Shelby’s Shoes , being marketed to grades K – 3. The book also has the theme of empowerment for girls, as well as boys.It includes glossary and a researched chapter called "Girl Power" at the end of the book. In the book, a little girl's imagination takes her all over the world as she plays dress-up, but she comes to realize she can be, in reality, anything she wants to be if she really tries. The book is a charming rhyming narrative with a non-fiction chapter of information, references and links about Girl-power and empowering children, especially girls, to realize their full potential and reach for the stars – to “shatter t