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Daughters are experts on their mothers; my sister and I see precisely what is changed — so changed — in my mother’s face.

Still Eleanor: The Brain Hemorrhage That Stole My Mother From Herself

Daughters are experts on their mothers; my sister and I see precisely what is changed — so changed — in my mother’s face. Read...
Leslie Kendall Dye    |   09.18.18   |   SHARE
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 I will teach my daughters that they have control of their body. They have a voice.

#MeToo Parenting: Raising Girls To Always Speak Up & Never Minimize

Metoo parenting is teaching my daughters that they have control of their body. They have a voice. There are now real consequences for those who abuse Read...
Kathryn Hively    |   09.5.18   |   SHARE
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I never want my child to doubt herself the way I do myself. I never want her to feel the anxieties that weigh me down, though I know she already senses it.

Learning To Love Myself The Way I Love My Daughter

I never want my child to doubt herself the way I do myself. I never want her to feel the anxieties that weigh me down, though I know she already Read...
Lindsay King-Miller of Role Reboot    |   08.17.18   |   SHARE
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How to talk to your daughter about her body - reinforce the quality of her body, rather than the quantity.

How To Talk To Your Daughter About Body Image

When it comes to how to talk to your daughter about her body and body image - reinforce the quality of her body, rather than the quantity. Read...
Mariana Plata    |   11.14.17   |   SHARE
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I'm learning to let go of my perfectionism.

On Learning To Let Go Of My Perfectionism

I am a compulsive memorizer. I am terrified of making a mistake, ever. But I'm learning to let go of my perfectionism. Read...
Lindsay King-Miller of Role Reboot    |   09.29.17   |   SHARE
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image credit: Marie Southard Ospina

Why Raising A Daughter Scares The Sh*t Out Of Me

We can keep the diet talk, the self-criticism, the weight loss rhetoric, and the calorie-counting out of the house, but we can’t keep it out of Read...
Marie Southard Ospina    |   09.19.17   |   SHARE
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Little talks over time are better than one, big sitdown.

Why I Won’t Have “The Talk” With My Preteen Son

I know a lot of parents struggle with how to have these uncomfortable conversations. My friends and I have talked — and laughed — about our boys’ Read...
Katherine Hedland Hansen    |   12.7.16   |   SHARE
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I gloried in the horizontal stripes and favored tops with cute little empire ties to emphasize my shape. I sought a “visible belly outline” everywhere I went. Image: Thinkstock.

How Pregnancy Gave Me A Positive Body Image

If I was lucky, I would find an outfit that properly hid my figure such that I looked pretty OK. It was always my body that failed the test, never Read...
Rebecca Shamblin    |   07.15.16   |   SHARE
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