I couldn’t have said it better myself…

Source: etsy.com via Vicki on Pinterest   I found this quote while surfing around on Pinterest and thought it was worthy of sharing. I pinned it to my Pinterest board with the caption, “Should be posted in every home with kids.” (Sorry to the non-Pintys who are struggling w/ the Pinterest lingo!) In a culture where so many parents appear… Read More

The dangers of emotional porn

If you have ever attended one of my You & Your Girl events, you’ve probably heard me warn girls from the platform about the dangers of buying into the lie that Prince Charming = Happily Ever After. I build my case by showing a montage of clips from some of the most popular chick flicks of all times — ranging… Read More

The RX for preventing a downfall: STOP/THINK/PRAY (Part 1)

Mel Gibson. Tiger Woods. Arnold Schwarzenegger. And the latest casualty to be inducted into the bad boy hall of shame, New York State Representative, Anthony Weiner. True to many other public downfalls, this scandal du jour displayed the standard timeline of events: An initial jaw-dropping accusation followed by an adamant denial by the accused. Indisputable evidence was eventually presented to… Read More

Let’s talk about…Facebook Depression

A few weeks ago, FoxNews.com ran an article about a new trend (dubbed “Facebook Depression”) that an influential group of doctors say may affect troubled teens who obsess over Facebook. Here is a short excerpt from the article: There are unique aspects of Facebook that can make it a particularly tough social landscape to navigate for kids already dealing with… Read More

Preventing the sexualization of girls

A few weeks ago, I received a Focus on the Family e-letter in my inbox highlighting an article on the sexualization of girls in our culture today, and more importantly, what parents can do to prevent it. Intrigued, I clicked through on the link to see if it would be a good article to blog about, and to my surprise,… Read More

You are who you’ve been becoming

Last week, I was saddened to read news of Miley Cyrus’ latest ahem, award. If they were to hand out a trophy, I think it’s safe to say Miley won’t be displaying this one on her mantle anytime soon. Here is a snippet from the NYDailyNews.com: Even though “Miley Cyrus” didn’t go to jail, check into rehab or become a… Read More

Dying to text

If your son or daughter is 14 or older, I implore you to sit down with them and show them this short documentary on texting and driving. Don’t wait until they are 16 — if they are old enough to be a passenger in a car driven by a teen driver, they need to see this. After watching it, please… Read More

Why I’m quitting the Glee Club

Up until a few weeks ago, I was a huge fan of Glee. I’ve always been drawn to tongue and cheek humor delivered by means of sarcastic sparring between a couple of head-butting characters. In this case, Glee delivered with cheer coach Sue Sylvester and Glee Club director Will Schuester. Add in a little 80’s music and I was hooked…. Read More