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  • Are You Investing Time That Counts?

    The lazy days of summer are finally here. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to catch your breath and play a little bit. What are you hoping for this summer? I’m sure you and your daughter are expecting different things this summer. How old is your......

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  • How to Get Your Teen to Listen to You

    “How do I get my daughter to listen to me?” This is the big question for moms of teens. It seems so easy right? You tell your daughter what seems reasonable and you want her to listen to you. But actually we want more. We......

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  • Is My Daughter Making Perfect (or Imperfect) Progress?

    Every mom wants to see her daughter making progress. You hope to witness your teen moving forward and progressing in their academics, creativity, relationships, responsibility and maturity. This yearning is instinctual in moms and feels like it is written in our DNA. Because this feeling......

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  • 6 Steps to Get Your Life Back

    Last week Sara came to see me in my private practice. Sara had that spaced out, frazzled look. She said, “I want my life back. It’s only the first week of summer and I’m ready for school to start.” Sara really didn’t want school to......

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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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