030 – Setting Boundaries, Part 2

Boundaries are so important. And can be so hard! Because boundaries are so vital, we have split this topic into a 2-part series. Part 1 will focus on how parents can set boundaries with their teen. Part 2 will focus on how teens can set boundaries in their own life.  

029 – Setting Boundaries, Part 1

Boundaries are so important. And can be so hard! Because boundaries are so vital, we have split this topic into a 2-part series. Part 1 will focus on how parents can set boundaries with their teen. Part 2 will focus on how teens can set boundaries in their own life.  

028 – Teaching Teens Gratitude with Holly Moore

Teaching teens gratitude can be tricky amid all of the drama and angst… but our friend Holly has some great tips on how to do it, even during challenging times! Both Penny and Steph left this interview inspired.

027 – Why We Hate Our Pictures

It’s a pretty common problem… We have a picture taken of us, and we think we look fine when it’s being taken, and then we view the picture later, and we’re shocked! “That’s what I look like?!”

Let’s help our daughters understand why this happens and how to get comfortable with pictures of themselves (and maybe us moms can learn a little about this too?).

026 – Helping Your Teen Cope with Big Things

We remember as teens being so so scared about earthquakes, fires, LA Riots, Nuclear war, gangs, kidnappers, etc. etc. The world has a lot of scary stuff! Can we say hello to 2020? Stuff like this is becoming very real and present with our kids because it seems like bad things happen every day, and now we have a more global and constant news cycle because of the internet. Listen in to learn how you can help your daughter cope with these big things.

025 – Sharing Your Messy Stuff with Your Teen

It’s so tempting to try and hide any negative feelings or experiences we’re having from our daughters – we don’t want them to worry, and we want to be tough, and we so badly want to be as strong and perfect as possible for them!! But, let’s be honest, they can usually tell when something’s up, and not knowing makes them worry MORE. Also, when we don’t share any negative experiences or feelings we’re having, we don’t model how to handle and express them. This is a huge missed opportunity! So this is what we want to talk about today. This is a little different format than our usual because the talking points aren’t necessarily topics you should talk with your daughter about, but instead are ideas for why and how you can talk with your daughter about your hard stuff when the need arises.

024 – Teaching Teens Why Voting is Important

“A healthy democracy needs well-informed, active citizens. But these citizens don’t just magically appear. People learn citizenship. They learn it, for example, as children when they go the polling place to watch their parents vote. They learn it advocating for an issue they care about with their neighbors. They learn it by doing it.” Valerie Strauss

This quote sums up the reason we felt that we needed to do this episode. Are our teens learning about the importance of voting and citizenship from us? Let’s talk about it!

023 – Time Management

We’re not sure there’s ever been more pressure on our teens to figure out their own schedules and manage their time wisely than right now. Whatever your daughter is doing for school during a pandemic, chances are she needs to be on her A-game with her school work. ⁠Our teens balance school, work, music lessons, friends, family responsibilities, school responsibilities, sports teams, and who knows what else. It’s tough! We’ve been doing a lot of research into simple ways to teach teens how to manage their time (hopefully without making them defensive). Listen in today to see what we’ve come up with.⁠

022 – Interview with Stephanie Webb

We are so excited to share this interview with you! Stephanie Webb is a nutrition coach and co-founder of Eating Confident Co., an online nutrition coaching practice.⁠ We learned so much about simplifying the way we talk to our girls about food and how to manage the questions and concerns teenage girls often have about nutrition. Stephanie is smart, funny, and authentic. We really think you’ll love this episode. ⁠