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Material Girl

Material Girl: Why Today’s Girls are Spoiled Rotten We’ve all heard it before– “this generation of kids is just so entitled!” In many ways I have to agree, and for good reason. More than ever, I see girls who assume that their cell phones, lap tops, fancy...

Human Beings vs. Human Doings

Human Beings or Human Doings? Given our achievement driven culture, raising children to feel complete, whole and capable has become increasingly challenging. From a young age, kids are praised more often for their successes and accomplishments rather than their...

Facebook or Fakebook??

Facebook or Fakebook?? Navigating friendships is a consistent and prevalent challenge for teenage girls. As if dealing with cliques, frenemies and BFFs isn’t enough, the obsession with social networking sites like Facebook have put the very concept of “friendship” up...

Excuse Me

Please Excuse Me Does your daughter seem to have an excuse for everything? For why the dishes are still in the sink, why her room is still a disaster zone and why her homework isn’t finished? If so, you’re not alone. But she’s not alone in her behavior, either. For...

Don’t Judge

Don’t Judge, Get Curious! Is your daughter really sensitive? Does she get defensive or shut down when you express your opinions? One of the most common complaints among my adolescent girl clients is that they often feel judged, insulted and misunderstood. And...

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