childhood

I hated my bullies in middle school. Here’s what happened when one of them messaged me years later.

I never thought I’d interact with my middle school bully again — so the Facebook message came as a complete shock

Scooby-Doo, blankies and a hair straightener: 10 women share their most beloved objects from childhood

We all have items that bring us back to another time and place — that remind us of who we are, and the people we love

The case for grown-up slumber parties

The rituals of the childhood sleepover can prove rewarding for adults, too

Early 2000s icons, like Avril Lavigne, are making new music. Here’s what they gave me in girlhood.

I saw myself — a young brown girl living in suburbia — in Lavigne, Michelle Branch and Vanessa Carlton

This comedy writer’s memoir explores how to be alone. She finds the humor in unhappy circumstances.

Her story offers insights about the effects of childhood trauma and our capacity for resilience

Toys of holidays past: Troll dolls and bikes and ataris, oh my

It’s the season for sentimentality, so we’re thinking back on the toys we most yearned for

At the center of the bitter rivalry between the Boy and Girl Scouts, a question of ‘adventure’

Girl Scouts leaders have gone on the offensive

Expressing anger is healthy. Here’s how parents can encourage their girls to get angry and show it.

In telling girls to be nice and stifle anger, we neglect to teach them they have a right to be respected

These two girls in Cambodia lead different lives, but share big dreams

Our final installment of ‘Girlhood Around the World'

An 8-year-old discovered an ancient sword in a Swedish lake. Some have dubbed her ‘the queen.’

Experts estimate that the sword could be 1,500 years old