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Dangerous behaviors that strip your daughters power – and how you can guide her to safety.

Is your teenage daughter exhausted and stressed out? Her fatigue may be the due to self-defeating behaviors that deplete her personal power. Research shows that girls are more aware of human emotion and process emotional stimuli differently than boys. Experiencing sensitivity overload on a regular basis can make teenage girls more vulnerable to feeling anxious and depressed. Even the most confident teen may falter if she is: Always blaming someone […]

Your Daughter Works Really Hard, Don’t Let Her Make This Mistake

Are you ready for your daugther to achieve that personal VICTORY she deserves? Whether she has her eye on scoring the winning goal or finishing first in her event – her standards are probably high. Celebratory hugs and high-fives are exhilerating, create connection and keep her coming back for more. The Challenge Sometimes your daughter may put so much pressure on herself that she shows up to her event feeling […]

Your teen daughter’s toughest social challenge – her frenemy!

Your teen daughter’s toughest social challenge – her frenemy!

Are you bewildered why your daughter continues to hang out with the girlfriend that teases and humiliates her in front of her peers and then playfully invites her to hang out after school? If you’re struggling with how to support your daughter’s frenemy-like relationship, consider how tricky it must be for her to navigate! Frenemies are defined as “a person or group that is friendly toward another because the relationship […]

The Secret to Parenting Teens: Connecting through Conflict

The Secret to Parenting Teens: Connecting through Conflict

When conflict arises at home, what’s your approach … issue executive orders, take a collaborative approach, or hope it blows over? Disagreements between parents and teenagers are going to happen. I get it. My teens and I have differing opinions and contrasting priorities when it comes to … well, just about everything that involves: privileges homework household chores In the hustle and bustle of daily life it’s easy to get […]

3 Signs Your Teen Daughter Hasn’t Found Her “Just Right” Tribe and How to Support Her

3 Signs that Your Teen Daughter Hasn’t Found Her Tribe and How to Support Her

Have you gone to the mall lately? It didn’t take long before I was reminded of the power of the teenage tribe. The importance was on full display as the teenage girls moved through the store, practically sewn-together-at-the-hip. As you’re probably noticing about now, your daughter is ready to spread her beautiful, independent wings and establish a “tribe” outside the family. While she’s engaging in the tribe building process, she’ll […]

Bologna and Back to School

Bologna and Back to School

My daughter and I were in the car talking about the ups and downs of back-to-school when we passed the Oscar Meyer Weiner mobile. Now, I haven’t eaten bologna in years, but I still remember the song. How about you? The moment inspired us to come up with this back-to-school jingle… My transition has a first name, it’s S-C-A-R-Y. My transition has a second name, it’s A-G-O-N-Y. Oh, I dread […]