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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 the entire end of the year activities. Your daughter thought that summer would never come, and the finals and projects would never stop.......

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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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  • FOMO: The New Social Anxiety impacting Teens

    When I was a teen there were no smart phones; we only had landlines. This meant that if I was going to talk to my boyfriend, I had to s t r e t c h the telephone cord as far as I could to......

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  • How to Get Your Teen to Exercise

    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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  • 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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  • How Teenage Girls Push our Buttons

    Yes, teen girls can be drama queens, but moms 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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  • What is a Successful Teenager?

    Defining success is a tricky, especially when it comes to your teenager. Would you say your daughter is successful? Would your daughter say she was successful? These are uncomfortable questions for both you and your daughter. Here’s why. This culture defines success in terms of......

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  • “Why won’t she 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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  • Why We Need Space

    I am taking an online defensive driving course. I could say I am taking the course because I wanted to lower my car insurance, which is partially true. But the truth is, I was speeding and got a ticket. There you have it. The secret......

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  • Signs of Growth in Your Teen

    The sky was deep blue, no humidity, and the temperature was 60 degrees. I decided to take advantage of this beautiful day in Houston. Days like these are rare in Houston and I wasn’t going to miss it. The redbuds were out and some of......

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