How to Help Physically Present, Emotionally Absent Fathers Engage with Their Daughters

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I'm so glad you're back for the third post of my Let's Talk Teens with Dr. Tartt series. Thank you so much for sharing the first two posts with your friends on social media, and for the great feedback you've…
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The #1 Issue Facing Teen Girls Today? Hint: It’s Probably Not What You Think!

For years, moms have approached me to “counsel” their daughters one-on-one. Hoping I can determine whether underlying issues have contributed to them making poor sexual decisions. And I get it. Teen girls’ sexual decisions are often the result of them…
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It Takes Two to Tango: Why Educating Your Daughter is Only Half the Battle

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When schools request that I come do an assembly, I’m often invited to only speak to the girls. I then counter by strongly suggesting that I speak to both the girls and guys. Why? Because educating girls about love, sex,…
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The Issue of Faith: Why it Matters and How NOT to Apply It When Having “The Talk”

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In honor of this Easter weekend, I thought it fitting to tackle the role faith plays in teen girls’ decision-making when it comes to sex. From the time we were born, we were taught to chase the momentary satisfaction. We…
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Prom Proposition: How to Save Your Daughter from Making an Offer Her Date May or May Not Refuse

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It’s that time of year again when girls are on the hunt for that showstopper dress and matching shoes, the perfect hairstyle to accentuate their best features and a flawless make-up application to tie it all together. Apart from her…
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