Blog

Is your daughter’s device killing her dreams?

What’s your toughest parenting challenge right now? The biggest source of stress for my clients is probably not going to surprise you. If you’re desperately trying to find ways to gracefully and tactfully help your daughter handle social media posts that feel like a devastating sucker punch, you’re not alone. I think we all know that social media isn’t going away and certainly has some positive attributes. However, if your

Being Sensitive Can Be A Challenge … This Strategy Set Me Free!

Being a sensitive teenage girl can be a challenge. Honestly, it’s a unique and special ingredient in life and something I’m very familiar with. My teachers and coaches used to call me “shy.” I realize that being sensitive can mirror shyness because I could be timid in certain situations. If it didn’t feel safe, I definitely didn’t share my thoughts or ideas in the classroom, on the field or in

GRIT, Your Daughter’s New Superpower

What happened to embracing the power of true GRIT? The adolescent years can feel like a sprint, but creating confidence, integrity and resilience for all of life’s adventures is more like a marathon. It’s a life long journey that’s going to require some good ol’ fashioned true grit from time to time. “Beyond IQ, talent, and whatever else has any kind of effect on anything, what most affects your ability

The Four-Letter Word That’s Causing All Your Daughter’s Problems

When you hear your daughter utter “I’m stressing,” what does that mean? I hear this expression all the time from the parents and teens I work with. When I ask my clients, what’s causing this chronic stressful state, it always boils down to one unpleasant emotion – fear. The fear of: Not living up to her parents’ standards or other people’s expectations Disappointing herself by setting a goal and failing