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Guiding teens to strength, happiness, and calm.

My mission is to bring a smile to your teen’s face.

Do you remember when your daughter was excited about life? When she explored, laughed, and smiled daily? With the pressures of finding her identity, coping with stress, and navigating social issues, her smile may have dimmed or even vanished. Together, let’s help her find her radiant smile again.

Featured Event

  1. NAVIGATING FRIENDSHIPS (PUBLIC)

    January 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    THIS IS ONE OF MY MOST POPULAR CLASSES. Friendships can create connection, support, and happiness for our young girls. It's important for them to understand that there are ups and down in any relationship. They also need to recognize the signs of an unhealthy friendship. Through an interactive presentation, girls will understand the ins and outs of friendships and learn skills that will let them navigate these difficult times with confidence and resilience. REGISTER HERE  

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  2. SOCIAL MEDIA & CELLPHONES 6th-8th grade (public)

    February 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Middle school is a time when kids are getting cellphones and jumping onto social media. In this workshop, we'll have a guided discussion about the positive and negative aspects of social media. They'll discover the importance of balancing screentime & realtime. And they'll learn important boundaries when interacting with people online. Specifically, your child will learn about: Online identities Personal information boundaries Positive effects of social media Negative effects of social media Balancing online life versus real life Cyberbullying Posting kindly Reporting to parents or other adults REGISTER HERE

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Featured Blog Post

  • Why the #MeToo Movement is Leaving Teen Girls Behind
    It has been both sickening and empowering to watch as my friends on Facebook post #MeToo. It doesn’t come as a shock, though. There are plenty of personal stories I can tell about sexual harassment, many of which occurred before I graduated high school. So while I see my friends who are all grown women declare #MeToo, I was curious why the hashtag isn’t becoming popular among teen girls. Seeing as I work with teen girls and have three teen daughters of my own, this was a conversation that was important to me. Their …