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Online Learning: Tips & Tools for Girls with ADHD

 

Possible Benefits of Online Learning:

  • Being able to schedule schoolwork during the best time of day for optimal learning, often when medication is at its peak;
  • Students can adapt their pace if more or less time is required to absorb the lesson;
  • The ability to minimize disruptions and...
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Parenting Yourself During a Pandemic

Are you like me? Sometimes you feel weary from this situation we find ourselves in. Weary from the news, the constant change, the lack of normalcy (or what used to feel normal - like going to a restaurant or inviting friends over). Weary from wearing masks, staying six feet apart and feeling...

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I’m Proud of You

Did your parents tell you that they were proud of you when you were growing up? Mine didn’t. In hindsight, I think they were proud of me and thought that I knew that so there was no need to say it. You know what? I didn’t know. I did need to hear it. I believe our kids need to hear it...

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Helping Her Love Her Body

Letters. Remember those things we used to get in our mailboxes? Remember the excitement of seeing who it was from, the sound of tearing open the envelope and the feeling you got from reading personal notes from someone you care about?

Revive this by sitting down with your daughter and...

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Increase the Harmony with Your Daughter

Are you tired of feeling like a nag? Reduce the power struggles by:

  1. Zipping it. Ask yourself, how important is this to me? Is this something I could let go of? Could I save my breath for something that is a bigger deal to me? If so, zip it. I say that with...
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Help Your Daughter Gain Some Peace

I’d like to speak about serenity. Who could use more? I could! As a parent life can seem crazy busy. The girls I work with certainly echo this sentiment – not enough sleep, too much homework, not enough time for friends or to just hang out. How can you be a calming presence? How can...

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Girls & Alcohol

At some point in your daughter’s middle school or high school career, she may encounter alcohol. You need to know as much as you can so that you can educate her on her potential choices.

Although 10% of parents believe their teens drank alcohol in the past year, the truth is that 19%...

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Rise in Perfectionism Among Girls & Parents

High achieving. Ambitious. Hard on herself. Does that sound like your daughter…or you? 

The push for perfection is stronger than it’s ever been, from the drive to be flawless in school, on the field or in relationships with peers and adults to their carefully-curated online...

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Slow-Tech Family

A common lament I hear from parents I work with is that there is less and less quality time spent with their girls as they grow up. In between school, work, homework, activities and friends, it’s difficult to carve out time to hang out as a family. Complicating the issue further is...

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Teens and the Holidays

Are your teenagers acting like they are too old for your holiday traditions? Are you met with sighs and eye rolls when you mention holiday lights and gingerbread houses? Traditions are important for our sense of belonging. Maybe it is a time for an update…

  • Think outside the box. What...
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