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A Podcast for Girls AND their Parents. Join Founder Maria Fuller and some incredible guests on this show which takes a look at issues girls face today such as mental health, executive functioning, emotional intelligence, leadership, grit and what it takes to be a "Powerful Girl today" and more!

Raising a Powerful Girl Maria Fuller

    • Education for Kids

A Podcast for Girls AND their Parents. Join Founder Maria Fuller and some incredible guests on this show which takes a look at issues girls face today such as mental health, executive functioning, emotional intelligence, leadership, grit and what it takes to be a "Powerful Girl today" and more!

    Helping the Homeless in LA and Delivering Fresh Water in Ghana - an Inspiring 12 year old girl Changing the World

    Helping the Homeless in LA and Delivering Fresh Water in Ghana - an Inspiring 12 year old girl Changing the World

    At the age of 8 years old Khloe noticed an issue with homelessness. The moment she found out why people became homeless she wanted to help. Khloe Kares was then created to help supply homeless women with a custom made tote bag. These bags she likes to call “kare bags”, the bags are filled with over 25 bare necessity items that homeless women need. Since starting Khloe Kares, Khloe was inspired to also help other kids discover that they too can be the change in their community. Hosting workshops, motivating them and giving them the tools they need to start a business plan. In 2017, Khloe traveled to Ghana where she was able to raise enough money to get a water pump and bathroom facility installed at an elementary school. This water pump not only helped the school but it also helped the surrounding community. Every year she plans on installing water pumps in areas that have no access to water and a fully functioning bathroom. In 2018, she installed her 2nd water pump, hosted leadership workshops, was the first American to visit a primary school in a rural village and was granted and acre of land In Ghana. She plans to own her own community center in both Los Angeles and Ghana to help more women and children off the streets. Her plans for Ghana, is to build a community center with the land she was given and have a place where kids can have a homework house with full electricity, warm food and a place to learn new skills and trades.

    • 29 min
    The little seedling that fed 245 people and later thousands and the girl who did it all

    The little seedling that fed 245 people and later thousands and the girl who did it all

    Katie Stagliano,is from Summerville, South Carolina and is the founder of Katie’s Krops, a not-for-profit with the mission to empower youth to start and maintain vegetable gardens of all sizes and donate the harvest to help feed people in need, as well as to assist and inspire others to do the same.
    The idea for Katie’s Krops began when Katie was in the 3rd grade.  In 2008 Katie brought home a tiny cabbage seedling from school as part of the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program.  She tended to her cabbage and cared for it until it grew to an amazing 40 pounds. Knowing her cabbage was special she donated to Tri-County Family Ministries a local soup kitchen where she served her cabbage to 275 guests of the soup kitchen. Katie decided that day to start a vegetable garden and donate the harvest to those in need.
    To date, Katie has donated thousands and thousands of pounds of healthy food to those in need.

    • 36 min
    Girls and Anxiety | Developing Emotional Resiliency

    Girls and Anxiety | Developing Emotional Resiliency

    More teens than ever (especially girls) are experiencing symptoms of anxiety. As a society our goal should not be to get rid of a child’s anxiety or the experiences that create fear; instead we should be teaching them how to tolerate ALL of their feelings and to be more resilient. It is possible to understand how fear operates in the physical, emotional and spiritual realms and what actions can help strengthen our inner calm and help children to thrive.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Power of Words, Building an Emotional Vocabulary

    The Power of Words, Building an Emotional Vocabulary

    “You never … [pick up your clothes].”

    “You make me … [furious].”

    How many times a day do you find yourself saying or thinking these kinds of things about your kids? Or these kinds of things about yourself:
    “I should … [be folding the piles of laundry right now].”
    “I have to … [drive soccer carpool, again].”



    These are examples of what communication experts call dis-empowering language: negative thoughts or words we may take for granted as part of our everyday vocabulary. It’s a type of language that leave us feeling more like pawns in someone else’s game, rather than masters of our own destiny. Often when we use dis-empowering language, it’s a direct reflection of dis-empowered feelings we may have, which commonly arise under stress. Although the statements above might seem harmless, dis-empowering language can have a profound effect on the feelings and behaviors of our children and ourselves.

    Did you notice a slight loss of energy or increased discomfort while reading the phrases above? The way we express ourselves – our choice of words and our tone of voice – creates energy that either gives power or takes power away.

    “When we speak,” “We exercise the power of language to transform reality.”
    Because of its power to influence our beliefs, dis-empowering language can undermine our parenting goals. This happens because what we focus on determines most of what we see. For example, when a parent says to a child, “You’re always uncooperative,” parent and child log the comments as “data.” With repetition, this cycle of behavior and response reinforces in our mind and the child’s the belief that she’s uncooperative, although that is far from our goal.

    Join me and my guest Ciara Sullivan on an enlightening conversation on the power of language. Ciara has an educational background in Applied Psychology with a focus on the fields of Cognitive Behavioral and Positive Psychology, as well as earning certifications in Clinical Hypnotherapy (C.Ht) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). She’s also picked up many other tools along the way which have helped her to personally reach new levels of comfort and happiness, and have allowed her the wonderful opportunity to embrace her passion and bring both comfort and happiness to those she works with.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Life by Her Rule | Understanding Emotional Intelligence

    Life by Her Rule | Understanding Emotional Intelligence

    Raising girls to be powerful includes giving her permission to design her own life and create some of her own rules (within reason!). It is important for girls to develop emotional intelligence through emotion identification, understanding needs and how to develop coping skills and awareness. During this interview we dive into topics such as modeling self-care, emotion identification, modeling personal struggles and so much more.

    • 54 min
    Parenting through Leadership with Margaret Ruff

    Parenting through Leadership with Margaret Ruff

    How do you begin to Foster leadership in a girl. Currently today less than 19% of women make up congress and less than 20% of women are CEOs of major corporations. We all know we want to see more women leaders but how do we foster that in girls at an early age? How do we teach them to be the leaders we wish to see in the world? Join me and executive Leadership Coach Margaret Ruff on an enlightening conversation on how parenting AS a leader is an incredible first step towards teaching those valuable leadership skills? What does parenting as a leader mean? Take a listen to find out more!

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

MadsGold ,

Great content

Maria has a smart, easy to listen to style. I love her willingness to share her personal experiences and she the way she makes her guests feel at ease. This podcast consistently delivers an authentic listening experience. I highly recommend, even if you don't have daughters.

Gaags4 ,

Good Stuff but....

Your podcasts are great for the most part and I love your enthusiasm… but you say “I I love that“ way too many times per episode! Also, your it drives me nuts you don’t pronounce your “t’s”!
You say imporent .
Thank you for your mission!!

Laura Lynn L ,

You'll find it all here!

There are so many topics covered in this podcast with some AMAZING guests! You'll find it all here!

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