032: No Phones at Camp! The need for breaks from technology

Spending on average 9 hours a day using technology costs girls in many ways. This podcasts lays out those costs, including lacking a sense of community. Dr. Jordan will use the example of girls being unplugged at his summer camps as well as research to back up the need for breaks from technology for girls and their parents. … [Read more...]

How parents are destroying Millennial’s work ethic

I hear a lot of angst and criticism regarding the work ethic of Millennials, some of which is deserved. There has also been much written about how often this age group job-hops. The new normal for Millennials is to change jobs four times by age 32, double the amount of Gen Xers. These young adults are projected to have worked 14 jobs by the time they hit 40 compared to the 11 jobs worked by baby … [Read more...]

031: Girls Who Want More: What Belle, Moana, and a Frog Have in Common

Fairy tale heroines weren't looking for a prince to marry. Rather, as Ariel, Belle, and Moana all sang, “I want more!” They longed for more adventure, to get out of their comfort zone in order to fully grow into their magnificence, take risks and overcome challenges, and to experience the world beyond their own back yard. In this podcast, listeners will learn: ŸHow girls may lose their … [Read more...]

Depression? Suicidal thoughts? Best tool for girls is to savor the moment

One of the best tools I have found to counter depression and anxiety in girls is for them to “savor each moment”. Teens today are scurrying around busy and distracted, and often don’t spend time taking in the good things surrounding them. People with depression often focus on the negatives and what they don’t have vs. what they do possess. Learning to savor the moment is the perfect antidote to … [Read more...]

030: Hookups, Drinking, Drugs, and Fads: Parents Should Stop Being Hypocrites!

  Included in this week's podcast: Parents have been worried about teen behavior since the dawn of womankind, and teens in the 1960’s and 1970’s, i.e. today’s parents and grandparents, were wilder than the current crop. This podcast will provide a fascinating history of teen behaviors that have scared parents over the past 200 years as well as the influences that created these actions. … [Read more...]

Why men like big booties: it’s not what you think

Believe it or not, scientists have found that men around the world are particularly attracted to women with a back that curves exactly 45 degrees above the top of her buttocks. The researcher also found the structure of the spine itself, rather than just the backsides’ fat and muscle, is the attraction. So men who think they like big bottoms may actually be more into spines than booties. Before … [Read more...]

029: Parents Should be Seen, Not Heard

Included in this week's podcast: Kids are always watching us: how we treat our spouse, our friends, and ourselves; and how we live our lives. They learn more from what we do vs. what we say. This podcast has several poignant stories about me, Queen Elizabeth, Robert E. Lee, Bobby Orr, and Malala’s father to bring this lesson home. … [Read more...]

Sitting alone at lunch: the saddest girls I know

The saddest girls I know are worried every morning before they go to school. Will anybody greet me at my locker? Will anyone pick me for the project? Most importantly, will I have anyone to sit with at lunch? It breaks my heart to hear girls talk about sitting alone at lunch each day. Ellie, 17, finally stood up to the Queen Bee in her friend group, resulting in the whole group ditching her. … [Read more...]

028: Should Girls be Allowed to Wear Sexy Outfits? Yes and No

In this week's podcast, listeners will learn: ŸThe different ways parents judge girl’s outfits ŸUnderstand why girls wear revealing clothes ŸWhy girls feel powerless to stop harassment from boys ŸPractical advice on how to handle this issue without power struggles … [Read more...]

8 reasons to not worry about 13 Reasons Why

When it comes to TV shows like 13 Reasons Why, don’t be afraid and reactive; be present and proactive. Working with girls for over 30 years and having read a lot of history books has given me a different perspective than most people when it comes to teen issues like sexuality, grades, or the latest hot topic to arouse angst; in this case, the TV series 13 Reasons Why. For those of you who … [Read more...]