7 Things Our Daughters Need to Know
Experts Blog

7 Things Our Daughters Need to Know

I find it haunting to know that many terminally ill mothers have left their children video diaries of all the important life lessons they want them to know.  They do this knowing they will not be around to reinforce these teachings repeatedly or even answer a follow up question.  I can’t even begin to put myself in their shoes, but I so completely understand.  Speak with your children every day about your values, model empathy, and impart wisdom.

How to Help Your Teen Survive Her First Heartbreak (EXPERT)
Experts Blog

How to Help Your Teen Survive Her First Heartbreak (EXPERT)

As a parent of two teenage girls, I have to say this is not something I am looking forward to so much, so I delayed the whole experience by sending them to a girl’s school, which so far has worked. However I am not sure how long this will last. As a youth and parent coach I regularly support young girls and their parents in getting through their first heartbreak and here is what I have learnt.

4 Reasons To Have A Father-Daughter Sex Talk [EXPERT]
Have you talked to your daughter yet?
Love Mom

4 Reasons To Have A Father-Daughter Sex Talk

A new study shows when dads talk with their children about sex, those children have less sex during adolescence. While it's traditional in many families for the mother to talk to her daughters and for the father to talk to his sons, here are at least four reasons why it is important for fathers to also talk to their daughters about sex.

5 Tips To Cool Your Worries About Your Children
Experts Blog

5 Tips To Cool Your Worries About Your Children

When our first-born child, Stella was only 2 hours old, I said to my husband, "You better have a darn good relationship with her for her entire life. You may be the only connection we have to her in her teen years." He just looked at me like I was crazy. In his defense, I probably was a little crazy. I had just gone through labor. That said, I clarified my statement to him the next day and still stand by statement today. This is how that conversation went:

Study Says: Young Girls Aspire To Be Sexy [EXPERT]
Is your little girl growing up too fast?
Love Mom

Study Says: Young Girls Aspire To Be Sexy

According to a study by psychologists Christy Starr and Gail Ferguson at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, which was published in the journal Sex Roles, young girls value the concept of "sexiness." Specifically, 60 girls were each shown two dolls — one of which was dressed in sexy clothing while the other doll was dressed in a loose yet trendy outfit. The girls were then asked to select the doll that they wanted to look like, the doll that they already looked like, the doll that they wanted to play with and the doll that looked like she would be popular in school.

9 Reasons Why You Should Appreciate Your Dad [EXPERT]
She'll always be his little girl.
Experts Blog

9 Reasons Why You Should Appreciate Your Dad

Every daughter needs a male role model, even if he is a stand-in father. How daughters relate to males is based on what they observe and experience with their own fathers or father stand-ins. Let's take a look at fathers and celebrate how a father's love protects his daughter. Since father's are doers, let's also celebrate what they do.

cat fight
Families fight like cats and dogs. But you can end it.
Community

Dr. Romance: Help! I Can't Stop Fighting My Family

(To see the accompanying video, click here.) Often, the same quirks, reactions and behaviors that create problems between you and the female members of your famiy wouldn't be a problem if they was someone else's family. If your best friend's mom or sister did the same thing, you'd probably let it go, gloss over it and focus on what you like about her. The same techniques will work with your own sisters and mom.