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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…

Empowering Girls: 1,000 Ways to Accidentally Kill Your Kids

Parenting magazines should be renamed, 1,000 Ways to Accidentally Kill Your Kids. During my first pregnancy and Ainsley's babyhood I spent a great deal of time digesting all the information in parenting magazines and books.This habit was a contributing…
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Arguing = Better Pay

By Tracee SiouxObey. Don't argue. This is not negotiable. Just do what you're supposed to to. Quit complaining about it. I catch myself telling my daughter this kind of stuff all day long. While we're teaching daughters to be good girls are…

What the $%^&*!

By Tracee SiouxFill in the blank with whatever you want to believe I thought. I didn't say it because my kids were present and I didn't want them to freak out. Inside, I was totally freaking out though. It was a parenting moment for which I…

Growing A Girl

By Tracee SiouxI highly recommend Growing a Girl: Seven Strategies for Raising a Strong, Spirited Daughter, as one of the best books out there for empowering girls.First, isn’t the title just delightful? I am so jealous that I didn’t come…

Where Do Babies Come From?

By Tracee Sioux A few weeks ago I was at a mentor/mentee slumber party when a fellow mentor mentioned that she was trying to decide how to tell her nine-year-old daughter where baby’s come from. My five-year-old knows where baby’s come from,…

Breathe, Thumbalina, Breathe

By Tracee Sioux Close your eyes and breathe in pink puffs of air full of courage and calm, black air full of all your pain and fear. In two three and out two three, pink courage in two three, and black fear and pain out two three. Great,…