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Are you concerned that your daughter doesn’t have enough confidence to face the challenges of middle school or high school? Do you worry that she might make unwise choices in the face of peer pressure? Do you wonder if she has enough friends, or too many friends, or...

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United State of Women!

“There’s a lot that’s been done by and for women and girls, but there’s still plenty to do. Convened by the White House, the Summit rallied all of us together to celebrate what we’ve achieved, and how The United State of Women and our allies are going to take...

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Do you have friends that are TOO happy?

A positive mind finds a way it can be done, a negative mind looks for all the ways it can’t be done. Napoleon Hill Dear Benchmark Girl, So this happened at dinner the other night. Two friends of mine were ribbing one another — one telling the other that she is...

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Love Your Body Benchmark Girls

Dear Benchmark Friends, This picture  is of me and my daughter running a 5K together at the beginning of May. Although I have been a runner at various points in my life (high school cross country, a stint in college, early in marriage …) … and I have the MINDSET that...

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Shamu’ing Your Kids to Success

Dear Benchmark Parent, I have an awesome relationship with my grocery checker. Her name is Marie. Even if there are two lanes open and one is ready to “take the next customer” while I wait in Marie’s line … I politely refrain from moving and wait for Marie. If you are...

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What To Do When Your Kid Dreams the Impossible

Dear Benchmark Parent, When your kid shares their impossible dream with you? When they say “I want to be President of the United States” or “I want to be a Olympic ice skater” or “I want to live on the moon” … how do you respond? When they are 4 or 5 you probably nod...

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