Pregnancy in Teenage girls

I am always talking to parents about the control they think they have over their teenagers.  The bottom line is they have none. If a teen wants to do something, they will find a way to do it, whether their parents tell them to do it or not. This is why I work with the teen on empowering her because she has the control over what she is doing, so you might as well start teaching her how to use the power she already has.   It’s an illusion parents, to think you have the control, so the sooner you start preparing your teen to use the...

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Being In friendships With People Who Treat You Right = Good Self Esteem

Excerpt From the Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “When you allow people to treat you poorly, it’s because you don’t feel worthy of being treated with respect. Poor treatment can be as simple as a friend saying she will do something with you and not showing up or calling to let you know her plans have changed. It could also be her talking about you behind your back. You know in your inner core when one of your friends is treating you badly. Try not to ignore it. Let’s look at the type of friendships you are in...

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What Does Finishing Projects Have To Do With Your Self Esteem?

Excerpt From the Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “It’s like starting a race and not finishing — dropping out. It makes you feel like you lost. You see yourself as a loser. You don’t want to do anything that makes you feel like a loser. You want to be a winner in your own eyes, and you always want to finish the race. Finishing the race doesn’t mean being first, it simply means that if you start the race, you finish it.” When we say we are going to do something and we don’t do it, whether it be a...

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Open parent-teen relationship helps mental health, studies say

I read this article regarding a new study about teen depression and it is so in line with what I talk to parents about.  It is so important to be real with your teens and have a relationship where your teen feels like he or she can talk to you about anything.  This article is by Rosemary Campbell, Deseret News, enjoy. A new study researching the effect of relationships on depression in teenagers has found that the authenticity of parents’ relationships with their children is a large factor in their sons’ and daughters’...

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Teenage Girls Haircuts

Hair can be fun and they can be not so fun. Bangs, no bangs, layers, no layers, blunt cut, highlights, WOW!  There are so many styles to choose from and lets face it our hair is important.  When my hair looks good, oddly enough I feel better about myself.  The key is to not get all wigged out about it and have some fun and not take it so seriously.  So here are some hair cuts and styles for teen girls that are fun, Moms you should enjoy this as well. Have some fun with your hair and do something different, but always remember that hair is...

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