Starting in childhood, girls are inundated with negative messages and behaviors that prevent them from building healthy relationships and ideals about their potential. Girls keep these unhealthy ideals and relationships as they mature into women, preventing women from reaching their fullest potential.
That’s why Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland is proud to partner with Girl Scouts Heart of the South and other councils across the country for National Stand Beside Her Week!
Stand Beside Her is a call-to-action initiative to mentor, support and develop women and girls, to end comparison and competition and create more collaboration and support for one another. Stand beside us Oct. 30 – Nov. 5 to highlight this national effort to change our current culture, so every girl and woman can reach her fullest potential.
Take action! 8 Ways to Stand Beside Her:
1. Support her in discovering her talents, and encourage her interests. Interest, not just expertise, should be motivation enough.
2. Monitor your comments about yourself, your daughter, your friends, and other women. Show her how to build others up, not tear them down.
3. Avoid negative terms. Why is a girl bossy, but a boy is ambitious? Shouldn’t a girl throw like a g...