Your roadmap to the tween years
Is your daughter in primary school? Then it’s the perfect time to establish yourself as the lighthouse in her life – that beacon of wisdom there to guide her as she learns to navigate the sometimes choppy waters of upper primary school and high school. My Lighthouse Plan is designed to give parents of girls two things. First, it’s a roadmap to the tween years and I’m here to help you help your daughter navigate everything from first periods to first sleepover to first social media accounts to first dates. I’ve done the leg-work for you and put all the best articles, books, videos and podcasts in one location on a variety of topics including friendships, confidence and resilience, mental health, conflict resolution and study habits! I’ll also show you the simple things you can do to strengthen the bond between you and your girl. I'm a big believer in laying a strong foundation of communication, support and openness when our kids are still tweens BEFORE they hit the teenage years. And that's what my Lighthouse Plan is all about. I’ll offer you tips on how to strengthen your bond with your daughter AND give you a roadmap to help you both navigate the wonderful, tricky, eye-opening years ahead.
IN ONE CLICK YOU CAN BECOME A FORCE FOR GOOD IN THE WORLD. GET OUT YOUR CAPE. KINDNESS WARRIORS IS WAITING FOR YOU
You’re about to become an active force for good.
Every month you’ll receive an act of kindness challenge in your inbox and you’ll have four weeks to make it happen and spread a big of magic in your community. And then I want you to share your experience in a private closed Facebook group.
Is whether or not you enjoy high school based on luck? Or can you actively make choices and decisions which will greatly improve your chances of having a positive experience? In this online version of one of my most popular school talks, I go through the five things students can do to have a more positive experience in high school. From choosing supportive friends and avoiding drama cyclones to allowing yourself to be ‘seen’ and understanding the difference between bullies and jerks … this material is especially useful for students in years 5, 6, 7 and 8. Suitable for Parents and their Teens/Tweens.
Do you think I’m fat?
How come I can’t have Instagram when all my friends are on it?
I am so tired of playing this sport. Can I quit the team?
When can I start wearing make-up?
Or maybe it’ll be more of a truth bomb she drops rather than a question. She reveals she's been spending all her lunch hours alone at school. Or that she’s being bullied. Or that she has a boyfriend. Or a girlfriend.
In that moment when your daughter comes to you for advice, what are you going to say? How exactly do you respond? How you handle this moment could determine whether she ever opens up to you again ...
These cheat sheets are designed to help you navigate life’s tricky moments with your tween daughter. When she throws you a curveball, these "cheat sheets" will show you how to catch it.