Raising a Powerful Girl
Summary: A Podcast for Girls AND their Parents. Join Founder Maria Fuller and some incredible guests on this show which takes a look at issues girls face today such as mental health, executive functioning, emotional intelligence, leadership, grit and what it takes to be a "Powerful Girl today" and more!
Join Founder Maria Fuller and Jennifer Bronsnick, LCSW, on a powerful conversation on helping both kids and parents process and manage BIG Emotions during uncertain times. Jennifer is a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Practitioner, Certified Child & Adolescent Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional & CEO of The Mindful Family is passionate about supporting families to heal from burnout, manage anxiety and become resilient.
Jodi Chaffee is a family culture expert, life coach, entrepreneur and homeschool mom. Jodi is the founder of Our Modern Heritage Academy where she empowers families to live more intentionally, cultivate their vision and values, and prepare their children to grow into their life's purpose and mission. Jodi talks about family culture and the impact our culture has one how we raise our children. She believe it's important that we raise all of our children to be confident, and empower them to follow their dreams, something especially critical for our daughters who have a unique mission. Listen in today with your daughter as we explore how to define your family culture and allow your girls to take an active role in developing it for your family!
Olivia Brockhoff is 16 years old in grade 10 from from Lloydminster Alberta. When she was in the 3rd grade a friends of her’s little sister was diagnosed with cancer and spent teh next 2 years in and out of hospitals. Olivia desperately wanted to do something to help and while she knew that she didn’t quite have teh skills to cure cancer she went ahead to think about what she COULD DO! She loved PJ’s and knew how a great pair could make you feel cozy and safe so at age 11 she started collecting new pajamas to donate to local children’s hospitals for the kids there and Project PJ by Olivia was born!She has collected over 6000 new pairs of PJs for the Stollery Hospital in Edmonton Canada. She is an Honour student and member of Lloydminster Youth Council and she also visits local schools to talk about kindness and how kids can make a difference.
At the age of 8 years old Khloe noticed an issue with homelessness. The moment she found out why people became homeless she wanted to help. Khloe Kares was then created to help supply homeless women with a custom made tote bag. These bags she likes to call “kare bags”, the bags are filled with over 25 bare necessity items that homeless women need. Since starting Khloe Kares, Khloe was inspired to also help other kids discover that they too can be the change in their community. Hosting workshops, motivating them and giving them the tools they need to start a business plan. In 2017, Khloe traveled to Ghana where she was able to raise enough money to get a water pump and bathroom facility installed at an elementary school. This water pump not only helped the school but it also helped the surrounding community. Every year she plans on installing water pumps in areas that have no access to water and a fully functioning bathroom. In 2018, she installed her 2nd water pump, hosted leadership workshops, was the first American to visit a primary school in a rural village and was granted and acre of land In Ghana. She plans to own her own community center in both Los Angeles and Ghana to help more women and children off the streets. Her plans for Ghana, is to build a community center with the land she was given and have a place where kids can have a homework house with full electricity, warm food and a place to learn new skills and trades.
Katie Stagliano,is from Summerville, South Carolina and is the founder of Katie’s Krops, a not-for-profit with the mission to empower youth to start and maintain vegetable gardens of all sizes and donate the harvest to help feed people in need, as well as to assist and inspire others to do the same.The idea for Katie’s Krops began when Katie was in the 3rd grade. In 2008 Katie brought home a tiny cabbage seedling from school as part of the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program. She tended to her cabbage and cared for it until it grew to an amazing 40 pounds. Knowing her cabbage was special she donated to Tri-County Family Ministries a local soup kitchen where she served her cabbage to 275 guests of the soup kitchen. Katie decided that day to start a vegetable garden and donate the harvest to those in need. To date, Katie has donated thousands and thousands of pounds of healthy food to those in need.
More teens than ever (especially girls) are experiencing symptoms of anxiety. As a society our goal should not be to get rid of a child’s anxiety or the experiences that create fear; instead we should be teaching them how to tolerate ALL of their feelings and to be more resilient. It is possible to understand how fear operates in the physical, emotional and spiritual realms and what actions can help strengthen our inner calm and help children to thrive.
“You never … [pick up your clothes].”“You make me … [furious].”How many times a day do you find yourself saying or thinking these kinds of things about your kids? Or these kinds of things about yourself:“I should … [be folding the piles of laundry right now].”“I have to … [drive soccer carpool, again].” These are examples of what communication experts call dis-empowering language: negative thoughts or words we may take for granted as part of our everyday vocabulary. It’s a type of language that leave us feeling more like pawns in someone else’s game, rather than masters of our own destiny. Often when we use dis-empowering language, it’s a direct reflection of dis-empowered feelings we may have, which commonly arise under stress. Although the statements above might seem harmless, dis-empowering language can have a profound effect on the feelings and behaviors of our children and ourselves.Did you notice a slight loss of energy or increased discomfort while reading the phrases above? The way we express ourselves – our choice of words and our tone of voice – creates energy that either gives power or takes power away.“When we speak,” “We exercise the power of language to transform reality.”Because of its power to influence our beliefs, dis-empowering language can undermine our parenting goals. This happens because what we focus on determines most of what we see. For example, when a parent says to a child, “You’re always uncooperative,” parent and child log the comments as “data.” With repetition, this cycle of behavior and response reinforces in our mind and the child’s the belief that she’s uncooperative, although that is far from our goal.Join me and my guest Ciara Sullivan on an enlightening conversation on the power of language. Ciara has an educational background in Applied Psychology with a focus on the fields of Cognitive Behavioral and Positive Psychology, as well as earning certifications in Clinical Hypnotherapy (C.Ht) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). She’s also picked up many other tools along the way which have helped her to personally reach new levels of comfort and happiness, and have allowed her the wonderful opportunity to embrace her passion and bring both comfort and happiness to those she works with.
Raising girls to be powerful includes giving her permission to design her own life and create some of her own rules (within reason!). It is important for girls to develop emotional intelligence through emotion identification, understanding needs and how to develop coping skills and awareness. During this interview we dive into topics such as modeling self-care, emotion identification, modeling personal struggles and so much more.
How do you begin to Foster leadership in a girl. Currently today less than 19% of women make up congress and less than 20% of women are CEOs of major corporations. We all know we want to see more women leaders but how do we foster that in girls at an early age? How do we teach them to be the leaders we wish to see in the world? Join me and executive Leadership Coach Margaret Ruff on an enlightening conversation on how parenting AS a leader is an incredible first step towards teaching those valuable leadership skills? What does parenting as a leader mean? Take a listen to find out more!
When mothers are willing to take a compassionate and honest look at their relationship with their own mothers, it creates awareness, around dysfunctional patterns that may have been passed down. Without that awareness, women will often parent “in resistance” to the way they themselves were mothered (“I will never treat my daughter the way my mother treated me,” or “I’m doing the opposite of what my mother did”), and this can have unintended consequences. Being willing to look within, understand, honor ourselves and our experiences is one of the most powerful things we can do. Modeling that process for our daughters is critical to raising them to be powerful girls.
Join Founder Maria Fuller and her Special guest on their 100th Episode Celebration!
Today on the podcast we are joined by Elizabeth (Liz) Rietz Liz is the CEO and co-founder of Bleuet, apparel designed to give girls’ the freedom and confidence to do what they love. Born of a mom and daughter’s frustration while shopping for camisoles and bras, Liz decided along with her husband, Bill, to launch a line of quality, age-appropriate and comfortable camisoles, bras, undershirts and underwear – all designed with a young, growing girl’s body in mind. Bleuet , which means a blooming cornflower in French, is a fun, playful brand created specifically for girls ages 7 to 13 as the onset of puberty begins. With their active lifestyle that often includes play, sports, freeze tag, dance, cartwheels, P.E., Bleuet undergarments are designed to be durable and provide the coverage that girls need. To help parents and daughters navigate the ups and downs of puberty, Liz is working to provide resources and community for raising strong, confident and kind daughters. With the rate of anxiety and depression increasing in girls today, Liz believes there is more we can do to boost girls confidence and self-esteem as they become teenagers.Bleuet’s mission is to help marginalized girls and young women gain access to education and job training resources. Soon, they will launch Bleuet Scholars, which is a program designed to equip and empower girls through scholarships programs focused on STEM and computer science programs. Bleuet seeks to empower girls and women in every aspect of their business. Liz resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, two daughters, and her Labradoodle named Albus (“Albie”) Dumbledog.
Today on the podcast we are joined by Medeline Berg.Madeleine is a NewYork state licensed registered dietitian nutritionist and a certified health and wellness coach with a B.S. in nutrition form Cornell University and a M.S. in nutrition from NYU. Madeleine has a private practice on Long Island NY specializing in weight loss and medical nutrition therapy. She is a local, state and national speaker. Madeleine has published articles in both popular and scientific journals and is the author of the book OMG! You Think I'm Fat?!? How to talk (or NOT talk) about your child's weight. Madeleine is the mother of 4 boys and in her spare time you can find her swimming, running or biking.
Today on the podcast we are joined by Jasmine PartidaBased in Sacramento, California, Jasmine is a Brand Strategist, Activist, and Technology Expert, passionate about the empowerment of women and civic leadership. Her professional time has been spent working to advance individuals and companies as they bring their brand and narratives together. Whether it’s through strategic public information campaigns, social media engagement, website redesigns, or timed news stories, Jasmine understands the challenges you face when growing your brand recognition and online presence. Using her impeccable technical skills and unique creativity, she combines branding and artistry to place individuals and companies far ahead of their competition.As committed as Jasmine is in the technology field, she is the same in her advocacy. In November of 2016, she joined the Women’s March on Washington as the External Communications Manager. This allowed her to establish outreach and communication for over 300,000 marchers and 450 sister city organizers by originating email strategies and social media campaigns and overseeing 50 state Facebook accounts. Jasmine is co-founder and was elected Vice President of Women’s March California, a 501 c(3) with thirteen chapters statewide. With over 150 leaders across the state and 100 events monthly, Women’s March California continues to build on a women-led movement for civic engagement, voter education, and social justice.
Founder Maria Fuller talks to listeners about the differences between how boys and girls bully and how teachers, educators, coaches, and parents are often times uneducated or unaware of how girls bully allowing bullying behavior to run rampant amongst girls under the fale pretense that it is normal developmental behavior. Maria share statistics on how bullying behavior is playing a huge impact on the mental health crisis in girls and how parents can open door for constuctive conversations with their daughters on these issues. Maria shares her own personal journey with her own daughter and bullying behavior and shares how educating both educators and girls on these issues and teaching girls to be bullying upstanders can put a dent into the bullying epidemic stopping the behavior before it becomes a messy spider web.