benefits of summer fun

Parenting independent, street smart kids during the lazy, hazy days of summertime

Summertime is a great time for children to develop more independence and street smarts. As I was recollecting adventures from my summers past, I realized that the current version is so much different than in …

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It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood: the value of community for children

In this time of social distancing, the value of neighbors has never been so important. Kids need to experience a sense of community; here’s how your neighborhood can become such a supportive, caring space Young …

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empathy is an important quality

How is your high school daughter coping with covid? Here is what girls may not be telling you

High school girls have some unique needs and concerns as covid-19 has upended their world. I recently ran an online group for 9 adolescent girls and I have had many counseling sessions online with girls …

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It’s time to focus on changing our definition of leadership instead of trying to change girls

Instead of pushing girls to change themselves in order to fit our vision of leaders, perhaps we’d do better to change the way we define leadership. Girls today have to sift through outdated, confusing mixed …

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