If you have a daughter, you know or have heard that the teen years are tough. Teen girls are enigmas and parenting them can make you feel like you’re losing your mind somedays. On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview teen life coach Sheri Gazitt. Coach Sheri talked to us about some difficult topics that parents and teens face like friendship issues, why friends are so important to them, social media and perfectionism, and why teen girls pull away from their moms. She shares the importance of knowing their love language and even gives us some insights into the science of the teenage mind. Her specialty is teen girls, but this episode is relevant for parents of teen boys as well. We can’t wait for you to hear from her!
On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy Moore and Teri Miller interview Dr. Tim Jordan, developmental and behavioral pediatrician and author of the book, She Leads: A Practical Guide for Raising Girls Who Advocate, Influence, and Lead. Dr. Tim specializes in working with girls. He shares how we can support their intrinsic motivation, how we can teach them to stop giving their power away, how to teach them to advocate for themselves, how to help them become leaders in their own way, and how to strengthen connections as a family overall. It’s an episode full of great strategies for raising girls who think for themselves.
A note from Dr. Amy: I’m a boy mom. But Dr. Tim’s advice to our listeners on how we can (and can’t) motivate our kids, how we can connect as a family by taking breaks from devices, how we should and shouldn’t use rewards, and how we need to gently nurture our kids’ exploration of their futures…it’s all gender-neutral advice. Boy moms will walk away smarter after this episode, too!