School Dress Codes: Do They Really Help Kids?

School Dress Codes for Teens Do you know the length of your daughter’s inseams? What about the width of her tank-top shoulders? Did you just buy her a cute new pair of leggings? If so, you might want to double check her school’s dress code. School dress codes are growing stricter, and it’s easy to understand why. Styles are getting edgier by the minute, and we simply can’t allow our kids to go to school in their underwear. However, in many schools, popular apparel items such as denim shorts, tank tops and sandals have...

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The Prom and Teenage Girls

The Prom is right around the corner and the anxiety is building. Teenage girls are out buying  new dresses, the perfect shoes, having their hair done, and their make-up. Don’t forget your nails! What about having enough money.Are you forgetting something, “OH, a date”.  It’s seems so stressful. Thank goodness it’s a bit different now than when I was a teenager. You actually don’t even need a date to go. I love that, even though most girls would probably admit they would prefer having one. This is when...

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Looking Outside Of Yourself, Lowers Your Self Esteem

Excerpt From the Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “So you want to be yourself and still be liked. Is this possible? What if you really liked yourself and if others liked you, great, and if they didn’t, would that be okay too? Wouldn’t that be a nice feeling not to care if everyone liked you? The way to do this is to develop self esteem.” It’s exhausting to always be doing things to get the approval of others to feel good about yourself. You wake up in the morning and look in your closet and what you...

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Parents Empower Your Teen, Gift Them Self Esteem

Excerpt From the Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “You already have the power within yourself. Use it! You are strong enough to take care of yourself. The more you care for yourself, the stronger you will become. Just take action, and do it! Become the person who is confident and satisfied with herself.” 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...

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Self Help Activities For Teengage Girls To Raise Their Self Confidence

We all want to stand in our power, and have self confidence. Whether we are a teen girl or a 50-year-old woman we want to feel good about our self. There are so many things we can do to boost our self esteem but here is one that I love and use regularly. In my book My Feet Aren’t Ugly, I talk about how often we have negative thoughts about our self and what we can do to change our way of thinking. First of all start recognizing how many negative thoughts go through your head in a day, it’s shocking. The first time I brought...

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Do Parents Really Have Control Over The Clothes Their Teens Wear?

I remember being 15-years-old and my best friend Katie, would always get reprimanded by either her mother or father for her choice in clothes, and she would have to go change.  Little did her parents know that she would just bring her choice of clothing with her to school and change in the bathroom. Then after school would change back.  Now, looking back at the choice of clothes Katie was choosing, maybe they were a bit risque and most parents wouldn’t want their teenage daughter dressing like that. So, what is a parent to do?  It is so...

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