relationships



untangled
I found Lisa Damour‘s book, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood , so profoundly helpful that I am breaking my own (perhaps arbitrary?) rule about not writing book notes on parenting books. This book reassures parents by explaining how our daughter’s seemingly troubling and erratic behavior is part of normal adolescence and…

Stacy’s Book Note: Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood


time management mistake 2
There’s a time management mistake that many people make. It’s a costly one because it can perpetuate the feeling of being overwhelmed—the sense that you will never be done with all you have to do—and can prevent you from finding peace and feeling satisfied with life. The mistake: believing that the aim of time management…

A Crucial Time Management Mistake You May Not Know You’re Making




no work-life balance
I’ve been immersed in the topic of career-family conflict since 1993, when I decided to go to graduate school after a short stint working in advertising. Guess what? The landscape has changed very little since then. According to this New York Times book review, Anne Marie Slaughter’s new book highlights the same issues many other…

No Work-Life Balance? Try Four Shifts


woman or girl alone
A number of interesting articles about relationships appeared last week. Here are two very different ones that caught my attention, in case you missed them: here and here. These articles were published close to Valentine’s Day, so it isn’t surprising that they focused on romantic relationships. But rarely discussed, in February, or at any time,…

Building Courage and Confidence to Cope with Friendship Difficulties



Caring for aging parents
Over the past year, a rapidly increasing number of people close to me are caring for aging parents or an elderly member in their lives. This shouldn’t come as a surprise given how our population is aging: By 2030, the number of adults 65 or older is expected to be about 72.1 million; this is double the number…

Stacy’s Book Note: How To Care For Aging Parents


growth mindset 1
  I am a huge fan of so many wonderful social scientists. But, perhaps the one person whose research I use everyday as a life coach and as a parent is Carol Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success summarizes much of her research. IMHO, her…

Stacy’s Book Note: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success


Difficult Conversations
I first learned about Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most when my daughters and I were taking classes at the Girls Leadership Institute (GLI). Our instructor had mentioned that some of the GLI tools on how to better manage mother-daughter relationships and friendships were based on ideas from the book. Given how I learned of the book, I…

Stacy’s Book Note: Difficult Conversations