The Queen says so 👑 💜
It all feels like A LOT. This is just a reminder that each day takes bravery. And sometimes the bravest thing you can do is just to get out of bed and start the day. Hang in there and know you are BRAVE this day.
In order to deal effectively with what’s going on, my clients are asking for:
-Ideas to combat the anger and boredom resulting from the corona virus outbreak
-Tools to establish new, resilience-building habits
Two of the biggest concern’s are:
-My daughter seems angry and is blaming me for everything
-The power her phone has over her mood is frustrating and a bit scary.
-Shawna B. Warner, MSW, parent & teen coach
It's been a crazy one for sure. I just reminded myself to stop & breathe. To take a moment to pause. Close my eyes. Hold that deep breath in and ask God to calm my anxious heart.
Does she need encouragement for more face-to-face time with friends and family?
This week, we're all about helping girls develop a healthy relationship to technology. We've created a guide for conversations about tech use and establishing family screen rules (see link in bio). Would love to know any helpful things that have helped your family manage screen time!
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I've been that awkward, anxious 6th grader holding my tray and wondering where in the world to sit in the cafeteria. Can you relate?
Are you a list-maker? I know many of us are! And some of us live by our to-do lists.
A reminder to live life and enjoy the moment as these years with kids quickly pass!
When you are kind to others, it's like sprinkling fairy dust around. And then others catch the dust, too, and it becomes contagious.
With this new year, remember that you CAN choose which direction you steer yourself. There are many life circumstances that we can't choose, but we can choose our actions and our thinking. Where do you want to go this year?
It’s a new year tomorrow! A fresh start. A new beginning. Imagine the possibilities and what this new year will bring. Are you ready?
This season is SO busy for all of us, but if we stop and notice, we'll see the "presence of wonder." Christmas is different with big kids, but I know the wonder is still there. Where do you see it? I saw it through unexpected kindness today.
98% of the global apparel industry is women, and they do not earn enough to meet their basic needs. This is unacceptable, and we demand better wages and working conditions for them.
We believe girls deserve better age-appropriate options when it comes to undergarments for their growing bodies. They don't need lingerie, they need Bleuet.
We invest in girls through our Bleuet Labs program, partnering with girl entrepreneurs and supporting causes that give girls more - more opportunities, more voice, more say, etc.
No matter what "family" may look like. Celebrate family and relationships.
I love this quote especially as we look to the holidays and enjoy time with family and friends. We're thinking about ways to be more present over the holidays?
Perhaps a great question for your dinner table today?!
It's made us think a lot about how Bleuet makes a difference in the world. And we have an exciting announcement tomorrow about one of the ways our company can make a difference.
Everything from the fabric to the clasps that hold the straps on are high quality. The inside is SO soft and the outside keeps sweat from being absorded into the fabric and instead wicks it away. Wow. I'm seriously obsessed with these.
She loved how soft they were and how the band was designed for comfort. She loves the little pin y'all sent along, too. Thank you for making our first bra a fun and confidence-building experience!!
A few days late but See my story for the challenge for each day. Let us know if you have tried / how you instill gratitude in your kids
Learning to love and respect those who are different from us and think differently from us is so incredibly important especially for this next generation of kids.
If your girl has started puberty with all of its feelings and drama, how do you connect with her? One way is to be a better listener.
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Don't let anyone tell you who you're supposed to be. Not now, not ever! OK?
You've probably heard this one before: you've got to name it to tame it. Naming the emotion makes it less overwhelming and gives us more control or lessen their impact (Source: Mindsight, Dan Siegel).
Thought this would give you a laugh and compassion for the adolescents in your life.
Puberty, your body changing, emotions all over the place, friends changing. It all can make you feel lonely. Even Chris Pine was lonely! Can you relate?
Rise and slay 🙌 it's a new day. Let's do this!
Just one kind word can really make all the difference in the world in someone else's life. For the new girl, for the sad girl, for the one who is left out or is struggling in a class. An important reminder for everyone starting school!
😳 I'll be honest and admit that I am not always as kind to my body as I should be. I know I need to be more grateful for my body than I am instead of focusing on the negative. What about you? If not, how can you start treating your body like it is someone you love?
Puberty, that first period, starting middle school, when she gets left out, when she starts to pull away from you, teenage years, etc. You both can be prepared for some of these things, but then again, it's hard to know how you'll actually feel when you are there. With some things, I've found them to be easier. With others, it's been harder than I imagined.
With school starting, just a reminder that each situation, whether good or bad, there is always something to learn.
Question to ask our girls after a trying situation: How would you have behaved differently? Or what did you learn from that situation?
Here’s a question I learned to ask myself each day before picking up my phone so I’m more mindful about my phone usage & how to set priorities for my attention for the day.
Let's do this!! 🙌
I find that back-to-school really gets my brain going into overdrive with: I hope she gets a good teacher. I hope some of her friends are in the class. I hope there's not too much homework. I think I missed the deadline to sign up for after care. The list goes on.
From the wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt, this is a reminder to encourage your girls to do one thing each day that scares them (for all of us actually). Now, while summer is still here, is especially the time to try new things, to get out of the comfort zone. This is one way for girls to build resilience and more confidence.
Wherever you are with your kids today, whether they are with you and driving you insane or you are missing them like crazy while they are away. The mother-daughter relationship can be oh-so-complicated and can be strained during these years of growing up so this a good anthem for us and for them to hear.
I continue to emphasize this with my girls. They need to hear it often. It's an especially hard concept for middle school girls, many of whom are desperate to fit in and don't want to stand out. For those of you with middle schoolers, do you see this? ⠀
And remind another person today including your girls 💜⠀
Was it a first love? Was it an amazing camp experience? Was it a vacation? What was it for you?
I keep wondering about when "that summer" will come for my girls. Could it be this one??
The kind of play that makes them collapse at the end of the day. This is why all of our garments are made to give her freedom to move and play. So she can be confident instead of self-conscious.
What kind of messy play is your girl doing today? What kind of play makes her eyes sparkle?
We all, kids included, do more than expected when we feel appreciated. Right??
Each year of school seems to go faster. School is out for us, and now I can catch my breath for a minute. So just thinking about this quote today.
What are you doing to enjoy this day?
And so much of life is about showing up anyways.
And parenting is MESSY, COMPLICATED and I'm afraid of making mistakes. Do you agree?
Here's to all of you parents who show up everyday. We don't have to have it all together!
How were you kind today? How were you a good friend today? Conversation starters for tonight's dinner table.
It's all about kindness and how to teach and spread it.
What do you do to encourage kindness in your house?
Such an important topic! Did you know that 1 in 3 teen girls nationwide suffers some form of abuse (physical, emotional, mental, cyber, spiritual) in their dating relationships? Yikes!