Posts with tag: "building confidence"


Hi!  I'm Jen.  Teacher to teen girls.  Dorm mom to teen girls.  Photographer to teen girls.  And Mom to my own teen girl.

My mission is to help moms everywhere learn how to connect with and empower their own teen daughters.

I'm so glad you've joined me here.  I've got lots of great stuff for you!




How To Get Her Talking To And Trusting You
How To Get Her Talking To And Trusting You

 If your house is like mine, the kitchen is the hub of our home, and not just because of its central location, and not just because of the treats that I’m constantly stocking in our pantry (although our teen boy might think so).  The kitchen is where we talk. It’s where the kids hop up on the counter (yes, I allow this, even encourage it) and chat about the day, or bug me about being starving (again!), or ask me for whatever is on their wish list. The kitchen is the loudest room in our house, the happiest place in our home.  That’s how I see it. But lately things have gotten quieter.  The tall boy is now retreating to the living room where he can rest those long, gangly limbs while watching endless sports (it’s World Cup time!).  And our tween daughter is retreating to her bedroom now, where she prefers to sing along with Drake or Shawn Mendes or Ariana Grande. I can appreciate that they need their space now, that they’re older and want some privacy, but I also want to make sure they’re ok. Can you relate?  Have you noticed that your teens are getting a bit quieter with you?  Are you wondering how to get them chatting again (a LITTLE more anyway)?  Well, if you’re with me, I’ve got a few tips to share on how to get your teen girl trusting you and talking to you.  1. ...