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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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An interview with life coach Dr. Lynyetta Willis on how to NOT recreate old unhealthy family patterns

Dr. Lynyetta Willis explains how to heal old childhood wounds and create new, healthy legacies for our children. For more wisdom about guiding young adults to create a healthy life, read Dr. Jordan’s book, Letters …

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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 Girls today have to sift through outdated, confusing mixed …

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Spiral of Beliefs: How girls can redirect limiting beliefs about themselves

Knowing yourself is a crucial quality for effective leaders. Meghan Markle’s story illustrates making positive sense of past experiences so they don’t limit your influence. Want to learn more about raising strong leaders? Catch Dr. …

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Want to raise a powerful leader? Help your daughter develop a win-win mentality

I wrote my new book, She Leads: A Practical Guide for Raising Girls Who Advocate, Influence, and Lead  in part because I noted that many adult leaders don’t have a clue about a win-win mindset. The …

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