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Helping Your Daughter With Her Friend Drama: 7 Do’s & Don’ts

(5-minute read)  I’m not a fan of gender stereotypes. But I think we can all admit that dealing with girls is not always easy…or fun. Especially when young girls approach adolescence, the transformations that are happening within their bodies and their brains present many challenges: changing bodies, fluctuating moods and hormones, increasing responsibilities, and separating […]

Teach Your Daughter What to Say (and not say) to Support A Friend.

(3.5-minute read) When I was young and carefree (you know…pre-marriage and kids) all I wanted was friends, friends, and more friends. In my mind, the more the merrier. Having a lot of friends gave me more opportunities to go out and have fun. More people to talk for hours with about cute boys, dream jobs, and […]

No More Girl Drama-Mama Please Help (The Effects of Cliques)

(4.5 minute read) In an ideal world, the topic of friends would elicit nothing but warm, fuzzy feelings and fond memories. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. I hear stories on a daily basis about girls feeling excluded and/or judged, and about them doing/saying things just because of their deep desire to fit in- typical […]

How to Circumvent The Dangers of the Social Media Highlight Reel with Your Child

(5 ½ minute read) I vividly recall one Christmas break a few years back. My husband was scrolling through Facebook and saw all of the amazing places people were vacationing while we were on a staycation. He turned to me and said, “I think we are the only ones stuck in town, while everyone else […]