2017 in Review: The Year of the Parent

Happy New Year!

I hope your 2018 is off to a great start!

I've already had two assemblies and taught four classes each day for two days.

After a much-needed break, it was great to get back to what I love.

As I mentioned last week, this is the time of year when I do my annual review.

And let me tell you, 2017 was amazing! laugh

2017_ReviewA Year of Many Firsts

I alone cannot change the world; but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. ~Mother Theresa

My goal every year is to create more ripples.

Check out the timeline below to see how I was able to do just that in 2017.

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5 Things You Want Your Teen Daughter to Leave Behind in 2017

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For many adults, this is the time of year when we conduct an annual review of our own lives over the past 365 days. We anticipate what we'd like to accomplish and who we want to be in the new year by first reflecting over the one … [Continue reading]

All I Want for Christmas is…

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Is it just me, or does it seem like the “gift giving & receiving” tradition of Christmas loses much of its appeal once you become an adult? If your childhood was anything like mine, the excitement of receiving a gift on … [Continue reading]

Confidence: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

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If you were to ask me what is the one thing that can make the difference in whether a girl says yes or no to sex, I'd say CONFIDENCE! Yet, as important as actively engaged fathers and unconditional love are to a teen girl's … [Continue reading]

4 Rules for Your Daughter to Date By

Welcome back for the final post of my Let's Talk Teens® series with Dr. Tartt. I hope you've been enlightened, encouraged and empowered by the information shared over the past month and a half. Including: The #1 Issue … [Continue reading]

I Count You Among My Many Blessings!

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Can you believe 2017 is almost over?? I can't! Once again, the year has flown by and here we are about to celebrate another Thanksgiving.  In honor of this special time of year, I would like to share with you a few of the things … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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]