I grew up in a picturesque suburb of New York City. By all outside appearances, I had it together: confident, carefree, and a natural leader. I went to college, built a high profile career in the media industry, got married, and had children. Then I had a daughter. The second I heard “it’s a girl,” I knew that I had to build a better me because of her. I realized then that … [Read more...] about 8 Tips For Raising Girls with Confidence
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Teaching my Daughters to be Upstanders on Social Media
In partnership with the Forward Influence Network, this post is sponsored by Google. Online predators. Inappropriate content. Exposure to adult themes. Bullying. These are the cornerstones of fear I carry as a mother as my children get closer to entering the world of social media. I can let that fear guide me or I can stand strong and teach them to Be Internet Awesome! … [Read more...] about Teaching my Daughters to be Upstanders on Social Media
Halloween Tricks (for Parents)
As we head into Halloween, I want to offer a few cautions based on 18 Halloweens as a parent. First: Feed your kids dinner BEFORE they go Trick or Treating. This took me five years to learn. Children will not eat peas and chicken after 20 Reese’s peanut butter cups. Second: Please do not limit your kids’ Halloween candy to five pieces or force them to sell their loot to … [Read more...] about Halloween Tricks (for Parents)
Does Participation in Sports Keep Teens Out of Trouble?
Participation in sports can help keep teens out of trouble, though it's not guaranteed. Teens who participate in sports tend to have less time to get into trouble. In better physical shape than their sedentary peers, they tend to pay more attention to nutrition than kids who don't play sports. Teen athletes also tend to do better academically and may get a boost in self-esteem … [Read more...] about Does Participation in Sports Keep Teens Out of Trouble?
Why I’m Taking A Time-Out From Facebook
I am a social media junkie and will admit it. I am on Twitter, track my Klout score, use Hootsuite, check Linkedin & Pinterest and log onto Facebook to browse my Facebook groups regularly. Plus for my business there are lots of thought leaders on Twitter so it helps me to gain exposure. But recently, I've bee finding myself more and more put off by Facebook. … [Read more...] about Why I’m Taking A Time-Out From Facebook