We Must Help Girls Build Their Self-Esteem Now More Than Ever

Sometimes my father sends me newspaper articles that align with my work as the coach of preteen girls. One morning his message seemed more urgent than usual. It began, “I listened to a radio show yesterday and found out that 90 percent of young girls have ‘little or no self […]

“Finding Her Way”

Photo cred: @jared_b I remember Maggie when she wore pigtails and hoodies. She was adorable and so kind – not a mean bone in her body. Never a fan of school, but always willing to try. I also remember when Maggie’s mom called me to work with Maggie, who was […]

Do What You Love To Do

I can’t believe I have known Misha since she was in grade 6. Now, a beautiful, smart, confident, and articulate 22 year-old, she has transformed in amazing ways and she was excited to speak with me about some of the life lessons she has learned so far as well as […]

How to Help Today’s Perfectionistic Girls Love Themselves

Girls today are pushing for perfection in all areas of their lives. Whether their goal is to attain the perfect smile, take the perfect selfie or perform perfectly at soccer, dance, martial arts — or possibly all of the above — girls are striving to excel, yet suffering when they […]

After School: Conflict and Confusion

Tell me if this sounds familiar: you pick her up from school and greet her with “How was your day?”. You hear her barely whisper “fine” accompanied with a big sigh. You ask her if she wants to talk about it – she says nothing. So you explain she needs […]

Ready for School

Getting ready for back to school can be fun and exciting for some girls and dreaded by others. There is some great advice out there about how to prepare our girls for their return to school: purchase supplies, set academic goals, start going to bed a little earlier to get […]

Growing Strong Girls’ Ambassadors

Girls sharing with girls… They say that strong leaders don’t create followers, they create leaders! So, I am currently searching for Growing Strong Girls’ Ambassadors – girls who want to be part of the Growing Strong Girls’ (GSG) movement and to be involved in collaborating with me (and other girls) […]

With Gratitude…

As we head into the end of the school year and the beginning of summer, I want to take this time to say, “Thank you”. I am so thankful for all of the girls I have the privilege of journeying alongside and I am equally thankful for their parents and caregivers […]

It’s Time!

  It’s time…to let you know my book, Growing Strong Girls: Practical Tools to Cultivate Connection in the Preteen Years is now published and will be officially released on September 1, 2017! In the meantime, you can pre-order it on Amazon or wait for the complimentary e-book in August! If […]

Social Media: Drama and Damage

Snap. Tweet. Post. Repost. Like. #Hashtag. These are the social media verbs that you’ve probably heard mentioned on a daily bases. Girls are fascinated and obsessed with social media. If you ever want to connect with her and don’t quite know how to enter her world, ask her about her online […]