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Category Archives: Active Families

Why Your Daughter Needs a Mentor

The statistics are familiar but discouraging: 14-year-old girls drop out of sports at twice the rate of boys their age. Girls of color have a 25 percent lower participation rate in sports than white boys and girls and boys of color. Forty-eight percent of female college athletes struggle with anxiety, compared to 31 percent of male college athletes. […]

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The 5 Best New Children’s Books About the Environment

Whenever my four-year-old daughter, Josephine, and I visit a library, she runs straight past the children’s nonfiction section—packed with information about animals, ecosystems, and environmental issues—and makes a beeline for the storybooks. Like most humans, her brain is hardwired to learn through stories, and her favorites involve talking animals, struggles between good and evil, and […]

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