The Boy Scouts Will Allow Girls to Join

The Boy Scouts of America is making a big change: starting next year, girls will be allowed to join the Cub Scouts. By 2019, older girls will be allowed to earn the Eagle Scout Award, the highest rank in the boy scouting program. The Girl Scouts of America responded by…

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NC Sub. Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting 2 Elementary School Girls

A substitute teacher with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting two elementary school girls. John Rader, 34, was charged with six counts of indecent liberties with a child and two counts of indecent liberties with a student by a teacher. On Wednesday, detectives with the Crimes Against…

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Girls with ADHD Often Face Other Mental Health Disorders

Being diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increases a teen girl’s risk of multiple mental health disorders, according to a new study. Compared to girls without ADHD, those with ADHD are nearly three times more likely to have an anxiety disorder and more than three times as likely to have…

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What It Does To Little Girls When You Expect Them To Be ‘Pretty And Small And Quiet’

When she was a little girl, best-selling author and Momastery writer Glennon Doyle Melton was often described as “pretty” or “adorable.” People commented on her childhood beauty, and strangers were drawn in by her smile. But when a young Glennon would speak to these adults with confidence and clarity, she…

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Suicides in Young Teen Girls Rise Sharply

Over the past 15 years, suicide rates have increased slightly among Americans. However, suicides in girls age 10 to 14 have tripled in that time. Health experts are not sure why. It is possible young teens are not receiving treatment for depression when they need it. Girls are going through…

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