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  • The Best Dad In the World

    I feel like I had the best dad in the world. I knew he wasn’t perfect but he never pretended to be. He gave me so many gifts growing up and was my rock through my turbulent teenage years. The most invaluable gift he gave......

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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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  • For Teenage Girls Selfies Are More Like A Question Than A Statement

    Teenage girls live in the selfie generation. It’s what teen girls do. So what’s up with all these selfies? Parents can be baffled by the frequency of their daughter’s selfies. When we were teens we also loved getting our pictures taken but it wasn’t all......

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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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  • 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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