A New Year’s Resolution for Parents

A New Year’s Resolution for Parents

A New Year's Resolution fThe start of every new calendar year is a traditional time to make New Year’s Resolutions.  Whether to lose 10 pounds, visit more museums, or be on time for appointments.  January 1st is also a good time to reflect on what is important to us in our personal and professional lives.

As parents we also may reflect on how we want to guide our children in the new year.  As our children grow each new year brings opportunities for teaching our children something new about themselves or about the world around them.  At Dot Girl, we highly recommend that parents educate daughters about their bodies and what to expect as their bodies change.

These conversations are never easy, so we’ve put together a list of websites and books that might be helpful in getting your started.  We hope you find the resources useful as you navigate this new year with your daughter.

Center for Young Women’s Health

Founded in 1998 the mission of this website “is to help teen girls, their parents, teachers and health care providers improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specific diseases and conditions”.  The site includes a health guide from A to Z in English and Spanish along with online chat sessions and the TeenSpeak Blog.  Your daughter can find answers here on her own or with your guidance.

Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Teen

This book, published by the American Medical Association, includes information on puberty and what kinds of physical and emotional changes your daughter can expect, the importance of eating the right foods, the reproductive system and how to be safe, happy and healthy through the teenage years.


This site was created in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health to help girls ages 10 to 16 to learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. Topics promote healthy and positive behaviors in girls, giving them reliable and useful health information in a fun, easy-to-understand way. The website also provides information to parents and educators to help them teach girls about healthy living.

2 thoughts on “A New Year’s Resolution for Parents

  1. Marci Hower

    Hi Kathy,

    I found your site through A Mighty Girl’s Facebook post, and I am so happy that I have stumbled here. What a wonderful site and a wonderful product line. I’ll certainly be following your progress and recommending many other mothers and groups to stop by your site.

    Question… when will your new freshly redesigned product line come out in 2013?

    Lastly, you may be interested in our site for girls and their mothers on Building a Positive Self Image at http://www.reflectwhoiam.com. Take a look and tell me if you like it. If you are interested in a shirt, let me know.

    Thanks and I hope you have a fantastic 2013!

    1. Kathy Post author

      Hello Marci,
      Thank you for your comment and your kind comments about Dot Girl. I appreciate you spreading the word as that is how most customers find us – through word of mouth. Our new kit should be available the first week of February. We are very anxious to get it out there.

      I love your website and am going to add it to the ‘Sites We Like’ page on our website and will post to Facebook also for our fans. I also forwarded the link on to my sister who has a 10 year old girl.

      Best of luck and let’s be sure to stay in touch – Kathy

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