Parent Resources


Partnering with Parents

The journey from 5th grade to graduation is full of excitement, joy and growth. It is a tremendous time of learning. Parenting a daughter during the middle and high school years is a challenging job, especially in today’s 24/7 world.

Our goal is to support you in your parenting journey. The Center for Girls offers the Forest Ridge community expert advice, relevant conversations, strategies for common parenting challenges and sometimes just a place for parents to talk. You know your daughter and we know adolescent girls—together we make a great team.

Parent Resources

Resources by Lisa Damour, PhD

Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood

By Lisa Damour, PhD

 

Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls

By Lisa Damour, PhD

 

Resources by Rachel Simmons

Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy, and Fulfilling Lives

By Rachel Simmons

 

Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence

By Rachel Simmons

 

Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls                                       

By Rachel Simmons

 

Blogs & Resources

Common Sense Media is the leading source of entertainment and technology recommendations for families.

Girls Leadership co-founders Rachel Simmons and Simone Marean share weekly parent education videos filled with practical insights to support the girl in your life.

The New York Times’ Well Family features articles on family health and relationships.