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The New Odd Girl Out: 5 Ways To Talk With Your Daughter About Technology As part of my series celebrating the newly revised and updated Odd Girl Out, I’m leading parents and girls through some of the twists and turns of girls’ social lives online. With stories of cyberbullying everywhere, parents’ anxiety increases with every headline. But parenting can’t only be about saying no and laying down the law, or operating from… Read More

Mom Embeds Self in Teen Daughter’s Life! (Read the Author Q&A) Are you currently on a wild roller coaster ride with that charming/ alarming pre-teen or teen in your midst?  If so, Lauren Kessler’s book, My Teenage Werewolf: A Mother, A Daughter, A Journey through the Thicket of Adolescence— just released in paperback — may save your sanity.  The award-winning author launches an 18-month mission, embedding herself in her own about-to-be teenage… Read More

BFF 2.0: She’s Texting While We’re Hanging Out Rachel Simmons ♦ Our Daughters: Raising Confident Girls Rachel Simmons writes our monthly column, Our Daughters: Raising Confident Girls.  Rachel is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, and The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence. As an educator and coach, Rachel works internationally to develop strategies… Read More

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