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Face Off - Self Esteem vs. Body Dysmorphia

We went to the Exploratorium in San Francisco. One particular exhibit had a disconcerting effect on me for days. You sit in between two mirrors and look at your self. One is a regular mirror and show's you how you see yourself every day.…

Empowering Girls: Happy

The greatest gift a parent can give a child, Tracee, is the ability to become independently happy. And the greatest gift a child can give a parent is exercising that ability. An email affirmation/meditation from Tut.com I'd settle for that…
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Y's Letter to My Body

Yvonne from Joy Unexpected read this as the Community Keynote at BlogHer. I don't ever want my daughter to feel the way that I have felt most of my adult life about my body. Bravo Y. If you can't watch her read it, you should read her Life…
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Empowering Girls: Criticize Daughters' DNA

A mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance vaccinates her daughter against low self-esteem. Naomi Wolf The reverse is also true. Divorce expert M. Gary Neuman says the worst thing any parent can do to their child is to criticize…

Empowering Girls: Attitude Boot Camp

Whatever the cause of Ainsley's recent attitude problem, I was talking to my friend Jen from Jlogged.com. She's got 3 boys, and I was telling her how FED UP I am and that I don't really know the most effective thing to do. She suggested…

Empowering Girls: Attitude Problem

So, you can tell from my Hannah Ban that my 6-year-old daughter's been having an attitude problem lately. I dealt with one of the causes, but I'm not crazy enough to think the banning of Hannah will be enough to cure her attitude and the…
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Empowering Girls: Goodbye Hannah

Goodbye Hannah Montana. I'm sick and tired of hearing your bratty little attitude and disrespect come out of my daughter's mouth. Months ago I tried to blame ME for my daughter's snotty tone and disrespectful banter. I tried to ban my "tone"…
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Empowering Girls: Dutch Blitz Has Body Issues

Dutch Blitz has some body image issues. She used to be a size 15 and she still feels unacceptably fat sometimes, though the scale and the tag in her clothes tell her she's not. I know this because I've read her very honest and poignant blogs…