Her Highness Builds Robots: Princesses for the 21st Century

Have you ever noticed that Kickstarter is a great place to find great products?  I have and I go searching every once in a while to find out what’s new.  This time around though, I found out about a Kickstarter campaign through my son, Dylan.  A college friend of his, Laura, and her sister Beth are running a campaign to fund their new coloring book Her Highness Builds Robots: Princesses for the 21st Century.  If you have a young daughter you want to be part of this project, trust me on this.  Watch the campaign video and find out why.  Then go and donate to receive your copy of this clever book to help your daughter realize the sky is the limit for her dreams.

Instagram, Early Puberty, and the Truths Needed to Raise a Tween Girl

There have been several great articles in the news over this past week centered around tween girls.  We thought we would share them all in one big post.  A little variety for everyone.

Npr News - The New PubertyThe first article, and closest one to our heart as it deals with periods and puberty, is from NPR News.  The book A New Puberty is reviewed via an interview with the authors Julianna Deardorff and Louise Greenspan, two California based researchers.  Pay particular attention to the comments if you are grappling with this issue as several parents have shared their experiences with their daughter and early puberty.

The Secret Language of Girls on InstagramAn eye opening article for any parent whose daughter uses Instagram is The Secret Language of Girls on Instagram by Rachel SImmons. Read how this popular social media tool can be a blow to a young girl’s self-image in the constant competition for ‘likes’.

 

 

Raising Tween GirlsAnd lastly, enjoy this very heartfelt article from Galit Breen – 14 Essential Truths About Raising a Tween Girl.  Ms. Breen offers what she considers the best wisdom on how to love and nurture the tween girl in your life.

Dot Girl Supports Total Children’s Wellness Fair

Dot Girl Products is excited to be supporting the Total Children’s Wellness Fair held annually in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Dot Girl is providing The Dot Girl First Period Kit as giveaway prizes along with ‘What’s Normal?’ bookmarks for tween girls attending the event.  Interested in bookmarks for your event?  Please let us know through our Contact Us page.

Total Children's Wellness Fair

Teach Girls about Menstruation with Free Bookmarks

Dot Girl Products is dedicated to the mission of helping every girl have a positive first period experience. We applaud organizations that provide programs for young girls and schools – both private and public – that strive to provide health education for their students.

We believe that the more accurate information a girl has about puberty and menstruation the better her chances are of growing into a confident, healthy woman. That’s why we’ve created the Dot Girl ‘What’s Normal?’ bookmark.

Available for FREE to schools and non-profit organizations, the ‘What’s Normal?’ bookmark is designed to dispel some of the fears that girls have around menstruation. It can also be used as a way to open up a dialog between girls and their parents who may find it difficult to broach the subject of menstruation.

Contact Dot Girl Products owner Kathy Pickus at kathy@dotgirlproducts to order bookmarks which will be shipped free of charge.'What's Normal?' bookmarks from Dot Girl Products

Tampon Run: The New Menstruation Game using Tampons, not Guns

Every once in a while I see a product and think “Now why didn’t I think of that?”.  And that is exactly what I thought when I read about Tampon Run – the new video game that uses tampons instead of guns.

Written by Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser, two young ladies attending a Girls Who Code program, the game has players collect tampons before the villains do.  When attacked, players shoot tampons at the villains and who ever has tampons left over wins.

Said Gonzales, “The idea of making it funny and quirky kind of makes menstruation a lot more approachable and more comfortable”.  An idea that Dot Girl wholeheartedly supports.

Tampon Run

 

Below Your Belt Launches at Women’s Health Foundation

The Women’s Health Foundation has launched their Below Your Belt initiative aimed at educating adolescent girls about all things ‘down there’.  The initiative includes a community blog and soon to be released Below Your Belt book.  The book will feature The Dot Girl First Period Kit as a suggested resource for educating girls about menstruation.

Below Your Belt