Confidence Crisis in Moms

I listen to a lot of moms. They say they don’t feel confident as a mother anymore. It was easier to be a parent when their daughters were younger. Teenagers place an enormous new pressure on parenting skills. Most mothers don’t seem prepared for the new world their teen daughter lives in. And how could […]

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Out of Control Daughter

Your daughter is out of control: frenetic, frenzied and furious. You are frustrated. What do you do? Your ability to regulate your own brain while your daughter’s brain is locked in a “limbic frenzy,” is the key to parenting success. Your ability to lead and pace your daughter as she melts down, is vital for […]

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Sex Talk Too Late

A study reveals parents wait too long to talk about sex. I agree. Our children are exposed to sex much younger these days, and they are engaging in various forms of sexual activity at younger ages. What can a parent do?  One study suggests parents knock off two years from when they think they should […]

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Are You Raising a Criminal

The number of girls who commit violent acts is on the rise. Not a small increase, but a big one. It’s startling to see our tween and teen girls behaving badly. Mother’s tell me they worry about their daughters being used and abused by boys, yet very few ever voice a concern that maybe they […]

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Aging Gracefully

Are you settling into middle age as your daughter moves into her teen years? Some mothers have a difficult time watching the glow of their own “blossom” fade as their daughter blooms more every day. Although middle age (and beyond) hold its own magic, it can be hard to watch yourself age. It doesn’t help […]

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ATT Smart Limits

Every day a parent asks me what to do about their teen’s texting. A lot of parents feel their teens are too tethered to technology. I agree with them, to a point. Teens need interaction with each other. It’s how they learn. So having friends on Virtual Social Networks (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter etc.) is now […]

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