Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

As I sit here in front of my laptop and reflect on the past year I am reminded of the struggle as well as of the accomplishment and movement of this past year--in both my family's life and my personal and professional life. I am clear that the struggle and the consequent growth is happening across all families all around the world and that eventually, the result will be a kinder, more joyful, more satisfying world--a world that works for everyone. My sense of it (and my hope) is that this new world happens in very real ways not three generations in the future but right now, with this generation. Because it's not only possible, it's the … [Read more...]

Raising Your Daughter To Be A Leader

I decided to launch Parenting Teenage Girls magazine because I know that most parents do not just want to survive their daughter’s teenage years without a major catastrophe, they want to raise confident and successful daughters that become leaders. Raising Tomorrow’s Leaders is the magazine’s tagline and slogan. But what does it mean to be a leader? We all have different ideas of what a leader is and I don’t mean “leader” in the narrow, traditional sense of the word, such as a government or a religious leader. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of good examples of great leaders these days—at least not in the mainstream press. Rather, what I … [Read more...]