10 Ways to Raise a Daughter Who’s F.A.B. (Focused, Authentic & Brave)

I talk a lot on the blog about the role fathers play in teen girls' lives.

There's no question that girls who have a healthy relationship with their fathers reap the "(DAD)vantages."

But today, I want to focus on the role mothers play in teen girls' lives.

Because girls who have a healthy relationship with their mothers enjoy (MOM)entum in life. (I know it's cheesy but work with me here). wink

Remember at the beginning of this school year, when I shared the 10 things every teen girl needed for Back2School (and for life), that you wouldn't find on a supply list?

I even included a special download for your daughter called 10 Things Every Teen Girl Needs to be F.A.B. (Focused, Authentic & Brave).

Today, in honor of Mother's Day, I have something just for you!

10 Ways to Raise a Daughter Who's F.A.B. (Focused, Authentic & Brave):

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Sexual Assault: Breaking the Cycle of Secrecy Among Our Girls

As unfathomable as sexual assault is, there’s another ugly truth that we must acknowledge. Many teen girls have been carrying around the secret of their rape or molestation since they were little girls. Today in part three of my … [Continue reading]

Teen Sexual Assault: Why Damage Done Doesn’t Mean “Damaged Goods”

Last week, I shared the first of what I originally planned to be a two-part series for Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month. But I realized while working on today's post that I still have more to share on this … [Continue reading]

Why You Never Want Your Daughter to “Stand Up” for Sexual Assault

Over the past few years, the college campus rape culture has captured national attention like never before due to several high-profile cases. And that's a good thing. The more awareness brought to the issue, the … [Continue reading]

How to Help Your Daughter Live a Purpose, NOT Pleasure-Driven Life

You're probably familiar with Burger King's slogan, "Have it Your Way." I believe it sums up today's culture perfectly. It's all about chasing after what you want. Doing what makes you "feel … [Continue reading]

How to Bridge the Communication Gap Between You and Your Teen!

Teaching teens about making healthy choices is not just about me giving teens information. It's also about the information I get from them. And boy do I learn a lot! My goal is to take what they teach me and share it with … [Continue reading]

How to Prevent Your Daughter from Being a Victim of Teen Dating Violence

When I first started speaking to teens about healthy relationships, I didn't realize how prevalent teen dating violence was. Not until I started receiving letters like the one below, from girls who lived through it. I have … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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]