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The Girl Talk blog provides valuable thought leadership around topics relevant to parents of school-aged daughters.


Changemakers Lab Offers a Summer Experience Unlike Any Other


The world is rapidly changing. Together, girls can shape what the future looks like. Is your daughter ready to dive in? Now is the time to sign her up for a summer experience that will inspire her to create a better tomorrow. Changemakers Lab, a new..

4 Reasons Why Mentorship Matters For Girls


Strong relationships play a vital role in the healthy development of girls and young women. From developing confidence to discovering ways to be curious, the value of authentic connection cannot be underestimated, especially at a time that has..

Register Now for Ellis' Coed Kid Summer Camps


When you look back on your childhood, there are probably plenty of memories that stick out to you. Maybe it was an epic water balloon fight on the hottest day of the year, or when you mastered your jump shot after practicing for weeks on end, or..

4 Skills Girls Gain from Creative Endeavors


Creativity manifests in many ways—it doesn't just happen through the act of making art. It is a process that inherently exists in how we think and engage with the world around us. Creativity offers moments for curiosity, communication, and..

5 Ways Community Engagement Benefits Girls


For some people, community engagement means donating money or volunteering at a local organization a few times a year. But in reality, it’s so much more than that. It’s meeting your neighbors, forging connections with people you don’t know, and..

Introducing Girl Talk, Ellis’ New Virtual Parenting Series


Girl Talk is moving from the written word to the spoken word with our new, free webinar series, Girl Talk: Conversations for Parents. A parent's guide to raising girls who become bold, vibrant changemakers, Girl Talk brings families, educators, and..

Private School Virtual Visit Cheat Sheet


The decision of whether or not you should send your child to a private school (especially in the midst of a global pandemic) is undoubtedly a big one for your family—and not one to be taken lightly. As a parent or caregiver, you’ve done your..

Intentional Art Activities You and Your Child Can Do at Home


Now more than ever, kids are asking a lot of questions about the world and the future. Why did my camp plans change? Why do I have to wear a mask? When will the germs go away? And while these questions are valid, it may be difficult for parents to..

6 Ways Parents Can Encourage Writing and Reading at Home


“I’m bored.” These words can be maddening for any parent of a tween or teen to hear, but perhaps even more so this year when your kid’s go-to activities and plans have been changed or canceled. During this unusual time, your usual ideas for fighting..

How to Discuss Race with Young Children


Do you want to talk to your child about race but aren’t sure where or how to begin? It can be intimidating to know where to start and difficult to do so when you’re in the process of learning yourself. But there’s never a time like the present to..

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