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  • All I Want For Christmas Is ___________.

    Lights are twinkling in our neighborhoods and holiday music is playing everywhere. The holiday season is here. I was reminded of one of my favorite Christmas songs when I was little, “All I want for my Christmas is my two front teeth….” This is very......

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  • Why Mother Fog is the Gateway to Drama

    What is Mother Fog? Mother Fog is when there are so many things going on at one time that you can’t think clearly. This happens all the time with mothers. It’s like your mind is covered with a thick, soupy, dense fog, and your thoughts,......

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  • How to Dial Down the Holiday Drama

    Recently a mom told me, “I’m so sick of hearing the song, It’s the most wonderful time of the year, everywhere I go. Really … the most wonderful time of the year??? The problem is I have a teenaged daughter.” Here’s the deal. The holidays......

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  • Tis the Season of Blessing or Stressing

    Get prepared for the Holidays. The shopping malls have been ready since October with decorations of shiny tinsel, red bows, gigantic wreaths, and white lights. Thanksgiving is almost here and then the busy season hits. If you are not intentional you will be swept away......

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  • How Do You Grade Yourself as a Mom?

    Every mom wants to know that she’s doing a good job. It’s natural for moms to look for validation. We compare ourselves to other moms and other daughters, or we look to our daughter’s behavior for confirmation. This is a big trap for moms and......

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  • Perspective: Parenting Teenage Girls

    I was talking to Chelsea a 15-year-old girl a few days ago. She’s gorgeous and tall, yet she looked small sitting on my office couch. I asked her what was going on. She looked out the window and said, “Everyone hates me at school. I......

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  • 5 Guidelines to Having Fun with Your Teen Daughter

    Remember Cyndi Lauper’s song from the 80’s, Girls Just Want to Have Fun. You might remember singing that song at the top of your lungs driving to the lake with your friends when you were in high school or college. But that was a long┬átime......

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  • What To Do When Your Daughter’s Upset

    Your daughter is going to get upset. The question is how will you handle it? This is a hard one for moms. We hate to see our daughters unhappy, so we jump in and try to fix it, but we make it worse. Your daughter......

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  • What Was She Thinking? (What’s really going on in that Undeveloped Prefrontal Cortex)

    My family loves to tell stories. One of my favorites is when my sister was 13. My dad, sister and I were down at Memorial Park in Houston. We had hiked down to Buffalo Bayou. The bayou is brown and murky and God knows what......

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  • Why It’s Hard To Say “No” To Your Daughter (And What You Can Do About It)

    Sometimes the answer is no. It has to be if we are going to protect our daughters. This is not the fun part of being a parent. There she is standing in front of you in her mature grown-up body. She tells you, she can......

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