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  • Finals are almost over…and mom you deserve a break

    The last month of school can get crazy. Many of you have been living your lives at 100 miles per hour with all of the end of the year activities. Your daughter thought that summer would never come, and the finals and projects would never......

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  • The 12 Days to Celebrate Mom

    How many of you worked on Mother’s Day? Probably most of you did. It’s great to get the cards, flowers, and be taken to lunch or dinner. It’s wonderful to be appreciated for all that you do. But it’s not enough. Here’s why. I know......

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  • “13 Reasons Why” is a Wake Up Call to Parents

    By now, most of you are familiar with the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.” Psychologists and school counselors have contacted parents across the country, warning them about this controversial series. But to the surprise of many parents, their tweens and teens, that they’ve done their best......

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  • Pressure to be Perfect: Prom Edition 

    What do you remember about your prom? I don’t recall the details but I know I had fun. I didn’t stress about my hair, makeup, or how much I weighed. There were no Promposals. I went with my boyfriend and two other couples in a......

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  • Why No Exercise = More Teen Drama

    There are physiological reasons why exercise decreases drama. I know when I exercise consistently I am more patient and pleasant to be around. The same is true for your teenager. Consistent exercise, especially cardio, decreases stress and therefore will decrease drama. The Problem is current......

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  • The Six Ways Moms Escalate Drama

    Yes, teen girls can be drama queens, but mom’s can be drama mamas. “How? Our disrespectful, moody, entitled and defiant daughters can push our buttons. And what happens when they push our buttons? We get angry and frustrated very quickly. We fire words right back......

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  • Getting Mom and Dad on the Same Page

    Are you and dad on the same page concerning your daughter? Do you back each other up? Are you a united front? Do you have each other’s back? …or do you feel he’s fighting against you? Do you feel criticized, blamed, and misunderstood? Do you......

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  • How to Decrease Stress in Your Family

    I can’t tell you how many times I have heard this in my private practice. Why is it, that families (and couples) who fight all the time at home, can enjoy each other on vacations? The answer is STRESS. The Conspiracy of Stress When you......

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  • What is a Successful Teenager?

    Defining success is a tricky, especially when it comes to your teenager. If I asked you if your daughter or son was successful what would you say? Would your daughter say she is successful? These are uncomfortable questions for both you and your daughter. Here’s......

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  • “She Won’t Listen To Me?”

    It seems so simple. In your head it’s super clear. All you need her to do is clean her room. That’s not asking too much. It’s the least she can do. You are having guests over and you are cleaning the rest of the house,......

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