Fit Girls is a place where girls can learn to be themselves, learn the value of self-respect and how being their unique selves is what makes them special. Just like learning to take care of their bodies by physical activity and making healthy choices, feeding their minds with good books and activities is good for the soul. As mentors, we can inspire the girls to reach their potential, but families are where the girls live and learn! Conversations with trusted adults are so important at this growing age. We hope that this Family Resource page provides information that is useful and meaningful as you continue to support their efforts to be healthy, active, and “unique” individuals.
Fit Girls is so pleased to be part of
Let's Go 5210 and this year received a "bronze" status for making a commitment to a healthier lifestyle. Congrats to our girls, volunteers and families! Please check out Maine Health Let's Go for more information:
PBS Parents has a great page on raising girls and understanding the changes and challenges they face.
Anatomy for Kids is a website of resources and for purchase links of ebooks/hard copy books. Their mission is "that children everywhere have the knowledge to make wise choices in the care of their bodies." Matter of fact information can be found on anatomy, puberty, hormones, menstrual cycles and more. The information can be filtered by age. We all have bodies. All bodies are normal. The more we teach the kids, the more prepared they are to take care of themselves.
A MIGHTY GIRL is a great resource for girls and families with wonderful books on raising smart, confident, and courageous girls. Check it out!