Why it’s Irresponsible to Deny Counseling to Teen Girls

Welcome back to the sixth post of my Let's Talk Teens series featuring Dr. Tartt. With only one more remaining, now is the time to get caught up if you've missed any of the five previous posts. 

Today, Dr. Tartt and I discuss what I believe is the missing puzzle piece for many teen girls who, for various reasons, are not emotionally whole.

As I've mentioned before, these are the girls who stay after class bawling in my arms.

Or the ones who write me letters three-pages long.

Either way, the girls often reveal secrets their mothers aren't even aware of. The kind I'm sometimes mandated to report.

These young ladies come to me seeking counsel. So, I listen and offer whatever comfort and insight I can. Then I strongly encourage them to tell their mothers, and seek professional therapy.

After that it's up to their moms to pursue it.

Would you?

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Advice for the Single Mom Whose Daughter’s Father is Absent

During the last few weeks of my Let's Talk Teens with Dr. Tartt blog post series, we've talked a lot about the importance of engaged fathers in a girl's life. The benefits daughters reap when Dads are present and involved are … [Continue reading]

How to Empower Daughters Who Don’t Have Engaged Dads!

Imagine what it would be like if every daughter had a healthy relationship with a great father who validates, protects, guides and provides for her. Talk about (dad)vantages. We could retire the term "daddy issues" once and for … [Continue reading]

How to Help Physically Present, Emotionally Absent Fathers Engage with Their Daughters

I'm so glad you're back for the third post of my Let's Talk Teens with Dr. Tartt series. Thank you so much for sharing the first two posts with your friends on social media, and for the great feedback you've … [Continue reading]

The (Dad)vantages of an Involved Father in a Teen Girl’s Life

Welcome back to the second post in my Let's Talk Teens with Dr. Tartt series. Hopefully, you found last week's discussion about the #1 issue facing teen girls today as insightful as I did. If you missed it, go here to catch … [Continue reading]

The #1 Issue Facing Teen Girls Today? Hint: It’s Probably Not What You Think!

For years, moms have approached me to “counsel” their daughters one-on-one. Hoping I can determine whether underlying issues have contributed to them making poor sexual decisions. And I get it. Teen girls’ sexual … [Continue reading]

Celebrating One Year, 7 Secrets & 3,000+ Girls Impacted

7 Secrets Flyer for October 15th

One year. 7 Secrets. 3,000+ girls impacted. Either from reading 7 Secrets Guys Will Never Tell You themselves or from learning about the Secrets during my presentations. Unlocking the 7 Secrets has made it possible for me to educate and … [Continue reading]

How I’m Expanding Your Daughter’s Pool of Guys She Could Marry

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People ask me all the time why I focus on teen girls in my posts.  “What about the guys?” they ask. And I get the concern. We’ve been guilty as a culture of blaming and shaming girls for their sexual decisions. … [Continue reading]

What Teen Guys “Get” About Commitment That Teen Girls Don’t!

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In last week’s post, I talked about how girls view sex as “forever,” and guys do not.  It is the same thing with commitment. Teen girls imagine a “happily ever after” while guys think “we’re monogamous … [Continue reading]

Knowing This One Thing Can Help Your Daughter Bypass #Back2School Heartache

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Wow! I can’t believe we’ve already reached the end of my #Back2School with Jackie B series. I was excited to share this series with you because so much of what happens in a teen girl’s life happens at school. Good and … [Continue reading]