Sticker Girl, a fun new book for tween girls

Sticker Girl, Martina Rivera has a remarkable imagination. But with two extroverted brothers at home, she’s always struggled to make a big impression on those around her. Soon Martina discovers the secret power of her sticker collection: They come to life! Among her magical sticker friends are Craig, a rambunctious…

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16 Most Hyped Books to Read For Kids

16 Books to Read That Tweens Recommend To Friends Word of mouth rules when kids age 7 to 12 pick a book to read. See what titles kids are hyping these days. Peer pressure’s not so bad when it comes to reading. A popular book has the power to sweep up even…

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Protecting Girls From Negative Media Influences

As reported by both MSNBC and The New York Daily News, Susanna Barrett — whose daughter appeared on Toddlers & Tiaras — is denouncing TMZ and other news outlets for featuring a video montage that she felt “sexualized” her five-year old. In the video, her daughter Isabella is seen performing…

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Are you Helicopter Parents with your kids?

Helicopter parent is an excellent description for an over protective parent. If a real helicopter constantly hovers above you, you will get uncomfortable. So will a child with a parent that hovers the entire time. The best gift you can give to a child is self confidence. A confident child will be an independent child.

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Win prizes on Miss O and Friends

Win Prizes every day Did you know that the WinItz sweepstakes offers contests to win prizes for your daughter year-round? When your daughter plays games, submits articles, answers question or completes activities on MissOandFriends.com, she can earn points to be used to enter different contests featuring different prizes. In the past, prizes…

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20 Charitable Foundations We Love

20 Charitable Foundations We Love Here are some of our favorite foundations & charities (in no specific order). If you had $200, which would you donate too? Any that aren’t on this list? 1. The ALS Association The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease…

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TED Talk speaker, Juliette Brindak, middle school is tough

Juliette Brindak – TED Talk speaker Juliette Brindak, 25, is a co-founder and partner of Miss O and Friends, a lifestyle socialization brand for tween girls, primarily ages 8-14. At age ten, Juliette tapped into her artistic creative side, drawing what she referred to as “cool girls.” Along with the…

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Tweens – always up to something!

Tweens – they are always up to something. That age between 8- 12, not a kid and not yet a teen. tough period for sure if you live with one, especially girls, because I have two and that’s what I know about. Juliette, my oldest, came up with this brilliant…

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What A Tween Entrepreneur Learned At College

Juliette Brindak started a social networking site for tweens when she was 16, and it’s doing better than ever.
Miss O And Friends generates 10 million monthly visits, a twenty-fold increase from its inception in 2005. It’s also worth around $15 million, according to early investor Procter & Gamble.

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Dylans Candy Bar… a sweet tooth’s dream

Have you ever been to the most famous candy store in the world? Or maybe in NYC? If not, it’s definitely worth the trip into the bustling city of New York. While my nieces were visiting this summer, we decided to take them into New York City, a place they…

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Millennials of Color Study

  A national survey of more than 1,700 African American and Hispanic teens and young adults finds that the lives of todays millennials of color are more complex than many assume. A focus of the survey was identifying (and finding solutions to) health, educational and related social disparities that raise…

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Raising girls: A Line Between Sweet and Skimpy

Never thought raising girls to know what to wear would be so hard. It first happened to me this spring. My daughters, who had just turned 8, came bounding into the room to show off new outfits they were wearing to an extended-family gathering. My eyes bulged. The dresses drooped…

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The Parent’s Toolkit: The Ping Pong Strategy

by Ken Fields Communication between parents and children can often be a power and control dynamic. Parents especially get caught in this kind of situation where the child or adolescent is saying things to which any response by the parent is not effective. For example, the parent might tell the…

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Teaching Your Kids Responsible Money Habits

Teaching your kids responsible money habits can’t hurt. It’s one of life’s little mysteries: how two kids raised by the same parents could develop distinct ideas about saving and spending. But new research, the Arizona Pathways to Life Success for University Students (APLUS) study, is shedding light on the phenomenon.…

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Girl of the Moment: Girlygrrrl

Check out our latest GOTM.Enter here to become the next one!  Meet our newest “Girl of the Moment” contest winner! She’s awesome! Gives of herself to help others. Tell us some of the amazing things you have done lately and be our next winner: I raised money to build a dog park for my…

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It’s your business- Run it: Juliette Brindak

IT’S YOUR BUSINESS — RUN IT: JULIETTE BRINDAK When she was in her teens, Juliette Brindak used her childhood drawings to launch Miss O and Friends, a website where middle school girls can share their ideas and connect with one another. The site promotes positive self-esteem by engaging girls to…

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Keeping Cyber Success in Site

I’d like to share with all of you an article that came out this month in May’s Shape Magazine about my daughter, Juliette and myself. Over the last 7 years we have worked to create a site for young girls that is fun, creative, educational, inspiring, social and safe! After reading…

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Juliette Brindak speaks at TED conference

Juliette Brindak, co-founder and spokesperson for the tween girls site, www.missoandfriends, speaks out at the TED conference in the LinkedIn Headquarters in Mountain View about middle school drama as a tween girl, being an entrepreneur, the highs and lows of having your own business. So what are YOU? A baker…

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jolie montlick my song for taylor swift goes viral

Songwriter and national anti-bullying spokeswoman, Jolie Montlick My Song for Taylor Swift goes viral on YouTube. Jolie Montlick recently released her newest single Need You.  It was just weeks after her anti-bullying music video My Song For Taylor Swift went viral with over 1.6 million YouTube viewers in 100+ countries.…

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Working with tween girls

While running our website, www.missoandfriends.com, we require help from our girl community, 24/7. We offer the opportunity to girls to be a Miss O intern. I find these girls are not only good, but more like incredible! They are extremely willing to help with anything! I’ve got 12 year olds…

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The Land Before Time meets Aesops Fables in New Fantasy Novel

Salem, OR (PRWEB) May 31, 2012 What can young readers learn from prehistoric animals? In his new childrens adventure book, 2010 B.C.: Chronicles of Courage (published by AuthorHouse), author R.K. Baessler showcases the best of human qualities through the actions of dinosaur-like creatures. 2010 B.C. follows the adventures of Hec,…

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Big Cat Entertainment Collaborates With 5MinutesforMom.com

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) February 09, 2012 Big Cat Entertainment, Inc is pleased to announce its newly formed partnership with renowned Mom site 5MinutesForMom.com. Big Cat Entertainment aims to capture the hearts of Moms across the nation with its animated program Mood Swings. Effective February 6, 2012, 5MinutesForMom.com will broadcast animated…

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Youngest entrepreneur on the Fortune.com list!

Meet our friend and Miss O & Friends Girl of the Moment winner, Lizzie! Both her and Juliette, our co-founder of the Miss O & Friends site were written up this month in the Fortune.com article about young entrepreneurs. A big congrats to both of them. Please read about Lizzie.…

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