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How To Peer Pressure-PROOF Your Tween & Teen Daughter

In today's Daughter Talk™ Series from Mother Daughter Connections®, I share 5 Things You Can Do To Peer Pressure Proof Yourself. These five tips will help you...if you are a daughter who (or are a mom who has a daughter who) is: ...In middle school. ...In high school. ...about to or are already in college.

How To Have Healthy Boundaries In Your Mother-Daughter Relationship

When some people think of what a mother-daughter relationship should be, they think of the word, “close.” However, the main prerequisite for a thriving mother-daughter relationship is that it has healthy boundaries. BOUNDARIES DEFINED   A boundary is a demarcation line between one entity and other. It is that “line” which indicates where something begins…and ends. […]

Mother’s Day: Strained Relations Are Hard

As Mother’s Day approaches, I’ve been reflecting on the of moms and daughters who have sought out help from me over the past 20-plus years that I’ve been working as a Mother Daughter Relationship Personal Trainer and psychologist. For many, Mother’s Day can be a very emotionally-laden time because of the mother-daughter relationship being strained […]

Estranged

My mom and I were estranged. People look (and still look) at me strangely when I tell them I didn’t go wedding dress shopping with my mom. Am I a bad daughter because of that? No. Why? Because I was being responsible to keep myself safe. Safety is something every daughter needs. And when a […]

Five Questions That Will Fix Mother-Daughter Conflict

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a conflict with your daughter, and the way it ended did not feel right? The situation had you wondering about every interaction you’ve had and if there is anything that will fix your mother-daughter conflict. If that is the case, here are five essential open-ended questions […]