self esteem

Understanding our emotions

July 6, 2016 Advice, Help, Uncategorised

Emotions are a major part of human nature. They help us to understand information and teach us how to react. We start to learn about our emotions from when we are babies. When we are this young, we use facial expressions or act out the emotion such as laughter or crying. As a young child, our minds don’t really know what the emotion is or how to describe it. As we start to get older, we start to understand ourRead More

Confidence & Self Esteem. How to get it and maintain it?

April 26, 2016 Advice, Family, Help, Parents, Uncategorised

There are often a number of factors in a person’s life that can lead to the loss of confidence in themselves. We are not all born as confident individuals so how do you build up your confidence? Often we hear people saying to us, “You just need to be more confident.” But what does that mean? Confidence is a tricky word, particularly amongst teens as no one wants to appear too confident or up themselves. Unfortunately, we are living inRead More

What are our teen girls greatest struggles?

December 1, 2014 Advice, Help, Parents, Uncategorised

  It feels like overnight I have gone from being an awkward teen to being ‘that’ adult that uses the most frustrating sentence ever…..”When I was your age.” Or another gem, “I know what you are going through.” When I use any of these sentences on my Beautiful Minds teens, I can see the expression on their faces. They literally want to find a sharp object and drive it into my eyes. Yes, it is fair to say that toRead More

What has happened to our girls?

November 5, 2014 Parents, Uncategorised

  Another Melbourne Cup has passed and we are once again reminded that the vast majority of girls are not ladies. Every year, the races are a cautionary tale about how women should act and the repetitive reminder for girls to keep their shoes on and every year we see more and more proof that girls are behaving badly. I am not advocating that adults should not drink and enjoy themselves but what I am concerned about is the needRead More

Beauty advise all mothers should pass onto their daughters

October 8, 2014 Advice, Parents, Uncategorised

Ever since I watched my mother get ready for a night out, I learned a lot and couldn’t resist sharing some of my favorite gems of advice. The first beauty product you should apply every day is sunscreen, even if it’s cloudy or rainy outside. The sun’s UV rays can penetrate clouds and car windows. Apply SPF 30 to your face, neck and hands.   Always wash your make up off before you go to bed no matter how tiredRead More