New website empowers parents to raise brave daughters
Girl empowerment website provides education on how to raise brave girls for today's world.
"We often think of a brave girl as someone who is fearless when facing the world around her," he explains, "But the key to courage is not to be fearless. A brave life is about being able to face our inner world. We are our own biggest challenge."
The website opens with a famous quote by Marianne Williamson, "Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." Loewen goes on to explain that the key to raising a brave daughter is helping her become comfortable with all her feelings, including fear. "When she is familiar with fear, she doesn't shy away from it. She can face fear head-on," he explains.
The website officially launched in July 2017, followed by the weekly blog series "Raising a Brave Girl?" (http://bravelikeagirl.com/
Mark Loewen plans to launch a children's book series, aptly called the Brave Like a Girl Series. His first book releases July 2018, under the title, "What Does a Princess Really Look Like? (http://a.co/
About Mark Loewen, LPC
Mark Loewen is a licensed professional counselor in Richmond, VA. Born and raised in Paraguay, he moved to the United States to complete his master's degree in Community Counseling. Mark started his work with children as a registered play therapist but then went on to help his clients' parents as a parent coach.
Loewen and his husband became parents through open adoption. From early on, they noticed the absence of representation of gay parents in children's literature. Inspired by his experiences with his own daughter, he wrote a manuscript, which was quickly picked up by the indie publisher, BQB Publishing. His book will be one of very few children's books that include a child with two fathers. The project grew to what is now the Brave Like a Girl website.