The Perfect Valentine’s Gift for You and Your Teen Daughter

The best Valentine’s Day gift you and your daughter could give each other?

For her to love herself.

Why? Because girls who love themselves are F. A.B. (Focused, Authentic & Brave).

These girls also make better choices.

When girls make better choices, parenting them becomes so much more enjoyable.

It's the gift that keeps on giving…to both you and your daughter.

There is less conflict between the two of you.

You don’t have to stay on top of her about her grades/schoolwork.

And you don't have to worry about her seeking validation from her relationship status.

Looking for Love in All the Wrong Relationships

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Why Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Matters to Your Teen Daughter


Of all the STDs that I discuss with teens and parents, HPV is the STD they know the least about. I want to make sure that's not the case for you and your daughter. Not to mention, January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and the … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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…


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!


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]