If our children fail, does that make us failures as parents?

I simply don’t do failure well. It’s even worse when I perceive that my children have failed. I know failure is a natural part of everyone’s life. But I still beat myself up when I fail. And when my children fail, I take on their failure as if their failure

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How to Communicate With Daughters

Listen. Just listen. Today I decided to write specifically about our daughters. And about our mothers. When I was growing up, I didn’t think a lot about what my mother was going through. Now I wonder: When I was a senior, did she worry about my driving? Did she worry

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How to Stop Worry During Your Child’s Senior Year

Your child is a senior in high school, which means you are more worried about him/her than ever. My daughter’s senior year of high school was awful. She broke up with her long-time boyfriend. She could not make up her mind about what college to attend. She was cranky and irritable

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How to Help Your Child Climb Grown-Up Mountain

Is my child ready to climb Mt. Everest? If you’re like me, the answer is “Of course not!” and “She might get hurt!” But what about a harder mountain to climb? How about Grown Up Mountain? This is a mountain you’ve helped your children climb since they were born. But

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Mothers Manifesto Part 3: Bill of Rights

This is part three of a three-part manifesto. Click here to start with part one. Our years managing hundreds of employees in the corporate world told us that it is time to get teenagers ready for college so they don’t react like deer in a headlight their first day of

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