037: How to Prepare Your 5 Year Old for College – Part II

The qualities discussed in this podcast are ones I hope all girls leave home with at age 18. Some of which include taking risks and challenging themselves, grit, mindfulness, experiencing flow, street smarts, and self-love. This podcast gives 7 more practical tips on how to parent young girls so they can achieve a life of contentment, fulfillment, happiness, and success. … [Read more...]

Is it time to do away with homework?

Every kid complains of excessive homework, but these days many parents have joined the chorus of “More may not be better”. We’ve all become slaves to the prevailing notion that the primary focus of childhood should be getting top grades, taking AP classes, and building your college résumé while ignoring skills like social-emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and the arts. Grade school has … [Read more...]

036: How to Prepare Your 5 Year Old for College – Part I

Stop pushing your daughters to follow the unhealthy prescribed path of gaining admittance into top tier colleges and making lots of money. Here are 5 tips on how to parent girls for a life of contentment, fulfillment, happiness, and success.   Coming soon! Heart2Heart: A new, safe and secure online community for teen and tween girls that provides educational videos, support, … [Read more...]

Worst parents ever! The 7 habits of highly unsuccessful parents

One thing I find that all parents have in common is the fear that they are THE worst parents on the block. They worry they are becoming the worst version of their own parents. Perhaps worst of all is their anxiety that everyone is watching and judging them, and everyone agrees that you are doing a crappy job. So I thought I’d lay out 7 of the worst habits of highly unsuccessful parents I have met … [Read more...]

035: Self Compassion

Self-compassion is THE best tool to redirect negative self-talk and self-hatred in girls. Learn how to teach girls this skill in this episode of Raising Daughters. Coming soon! Heart2Heart: A new, safe and secure online community for teen and tween girls that provides educational videos, support, inspiration, and connection. Click here for … [Read more...]

Homework, chores, routines: Top 4 tips on how to not mess up the school year

The 1st day of school is upon us once again, bursting with tears from kids and whoops of joy from parents. Parents and kids will be faced with the daunting task of addressing agreements about school year routines including  homework, chores, and schedules. The following are my top four ways to get the year off on the right foot. Family meetings: Have a family meeting to decide together, as a … [Read more...]

034: Texting and Sexting: Teen Girls Speak Out on Technology

Don’t miss this fascinating discussion with four 18 year old women sharing candidly about the good, the bad, and the ugly of technology and social media. Coming soon! Heart2Heart: A new, safe and secure online community for teen and tween girls that provides educational videos, support, inspiration, and connection. Click here for … [Read more...]

Cinderella complex: why some girls are doomed to a life of depression

What does a modern day Cinderella look like? I know the answer because I have met several such maidens recently. What they don't need is a diagnosis like 'Cinderella complex', but more support so that they aren't doomed to a life of depression, resentment and despair. The names have been changed for the following girl's stories. Molly’s older sister Kate has had frequent meltdowns for … [Read more...]

PODCAST 033: Why the Rise in Drama and Mean Girl Behaviors?

In this podcast Dr. Jordan will describe the many reasons why relationship aggression amongst girls has risen. This will include: Pressures on girls today The role of the female brain Not enough quiet time to know what they are feeling nor having healthy ways to express emotions Effects of an angry, disrespectful culture Boys Social media and technology Coming from this … [Read more...]

Touched by an angel and the innocence of children

I met an angel recently; no, really. She was disguised as a sweet, four-year-old girl who sat next to me at an outdoor theater production of The Little Mermaid. I actually saw lots of angels that evening, and the glow of their innocence really touched me. Thousands of little and big girls had come out to watch this timeless musical, and many were decked out in mermaid costumes and dresses. You … [Read more...]