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Attachment parenting is often thought of as an approach to parenting young children. Nurse practitioner, therapist, and coauthor of Mothering & Daughtering, Sil Reynolds, explains why it's vital to continue attachment parenting through the teen years. You will be challenged for being close to your daughter—and not just by your daughter. You may also get the message from family, friends, and educators that you are hovering. More
Omega Institute Why Girls Need Yoga
In a survey as part of an ongoing study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 40% of 9-and 10-year-old girls surveyed have tried to lose weight. According to a study from the National Institute on Media and the Family, at age 13, 53% of American girls are "unhappy with their bodies." By age 17, this percentage is 78%. The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders reports that at least 8 million people in the United States have an eating disorder and 90% of these are women, whose conditions began in their teens. More
After three decades of marriage, Kate Feldman and Joel Feldman still practice what they teach and, using the conscious relationship method, they continue to find new ways to deepen their relationship. One of their favorite tools is recognizing that everything in life, even the small things, can be seen as foreplay. More
More and more children are looking to their peers for cues about how to be in the world. Where they really need to be looking, according to child development expert Gordon Neufeld and physician and mind-body wellness expert Gabor Maté, is to their parents. More
Susan Cain, author of the New York Times best seller Quiet, reflects on how time alone is important for both children and parents, introverted and extroverted, in this interview by Sil Reynolds, coauthor of Mothering & Daughtering. More
What's Wrong With Me? by Omega Teen Camp Director Adam Simon
Helping Teens Overcome Feelings of Low Self-Esteem
Omega Teen Camp director, Adam Simon, encourages teens to overcome feelings of low self-esteem and become who they were meant to be. I was standing alongside a large covered tent at Omega Teen Camp (OTC), when I heard a plaintive voice repeating the question, "What's wrong with me?" More
June is a big month for the water signs. According to astrologer Eric Francis, that’s good news for everyone, unless your only friend is a cactus (and they love water, too, just not too much of it). For a more thorough explanation of this month's astrology, see June 2013: The Most Interesting Month Since the Ocean. More
Amy Leigh Mercree, author of The Spiritual Girl’s Guide to Dating, shares an exercise to help you feel both sensually and spiritually connected with yourself and your partner. It’s time to put the sexy back in spiritual. Here is the truth: you are a spiritual being with an amazing amount of vital life force flowing through you. It’s unlimited, really and truly. And depending upon your degree of awareness of that universal life energy, you feel alive, wide awake and present. More

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