3 Tips for Helping Your Daughter Navigate the “Mean Girls” Mentality with Ease

February 11th, 2013Posted by Jill Hope

By Jill Hope There are few things more painful to a parent than seeing your beautiful daughter struggle to fit in with other girls.  You can feel helpless as you see her watching from the sidelines while other girls are smiling, laughing, and talking together. The scary thing is that when your daughter feels so […]

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Is This the Answer to the Bullying Problem?

October 23rd, 2012Posted by Jill Hope

Last week I read an article by Marlo Thomas on the Huffington Post website where she talked about the bullying problem we face in our society. She talked about the need for bystanders to take more action as well as for parents to talk to their kids more so they can recognize when their child […]

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How REAL Are You With Your Kids?

April 23rd, 2012Posted by Jill Hope

By Jill Hope Think about this for a minute….how REAL are you with your kids? Do you share with them how you are feeling, what is going on in your life, or challenges you experienced growing up? Are you honest with them when you don’t have the answers? Do you give them the space to […]

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Three Simple Steps to Building Confidence in Your Child

September 5th, 2011Posted by Jill Hope

By Jill Hope Confidence is such an essential quality in living a happy, successful life. Confident people are more likely to ask for what they want, and tend to do it in a way that gets a positive response. When confident people meet failure, they tend to pick themselves up, view the situation as an […]

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Did you know this one well-meaning action actually hurts your child’s self-esteem? By Jill Hope

May 22nd, 2011Posted by Jill Hope

As parents we love to lavish praise on our children. Often we do so not just out of excitement at our child’s accomplishment, but also as a means to boost her confidence and self-esteem. How often have you said “You’re so smart” when your child did well on a test, or “What a great athlete […]

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