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  • I Want My Life Back

    Last week Sara came to see me at 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 start,......

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  • The 12 Days to Celebrate Mom

    Take the 12-day challenge! I want you to feel good for Mother’s Day. This is my gift to you....

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  • “I Just Want to be Appreciated!”

    If I were to ask you, “How much do you feel appreciated on a scale of 1 to 10 by your kids, husband, partner, friends, family, or work?” What would you say? I have talked to plenty of moms who feel they were appreciated at......

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  • Why It’s Hard To Say “No” To Your Teen (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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  • How to Get Off the Emotional Roller Coaster with Your Teen

    Is your happiness dependent on your teen’s happiness? Here’s why I asked you this question. Last week a mom told me with a big smile on her face, “I guess it’s time to go back to my recovery meeting,” I asked her, “Why?” She told......

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

    Every mom wants to see her teen 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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  • 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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  • How to Get My 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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  • FOMO: The New Social Anxiety for Teens

    When I was a teen there were no smartphones; 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 get......

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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 red buds were out and some......

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