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My Grandson Likes My Advice, But My Kids Don't

Jennifer Connolly | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty
Jennifer Connolly

I plan to be my grandson's favorite person in the world. I want to be that wise person he feels safe enough to come to with any question. I want him to know he can always tell me any and everything.

Four Telltale Signs You a Control Freak and How You Can Get off the "John Doe Control Freak Show"

Thuy Sindell | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Thuy Sindell

The common justification of the control freak is they want to make sure everything is as good or as successful as possible. It's one thing to be concerned and make sure things go well.

Song Premiere: J.D. McPherson, 'Bossy'

Paul R. Byrne | Posted 01.16.2015 | Entertainment
Paul R. Byrne

A mere month after releasing Warm Covers EP, J.D. McPherson is back with more: a fresh new track from his forthcoming album, Let The Good Times Roll.

The 1 Vital Skill You Need to Command Respect Like Beyoncé: Without Sequins and a Pro Styling Team

Susan Harrow | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Susan Harrow

Capturing someone's attention and getting them to do exactly what you want isn't about being the loudest or shiniest one in the room. It's about saying precisely what needs to be said, and not one word more. It's about calculated brevity. And if you study today's top celebrities, you'll see: it's an art form.

The Time a Student Called Me 'Sassy'

Calee Prindle | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Calee Prindle

The student apologized. Did he meant it? I'm not sure. I think he is still struggling to understand the problem with the word "sassy," and that's OK for now.

There's a Time to Lean in, and a Time to Lean Out

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Susan Rosenzweig

There's only so much of me, and I am the only one who will suffer if I don't do something about the lack of balance in my life. Which is why I've decided to make some changes. Starting immediately. In the end, everything in your life starts to malfunction if you don't "turn off" enough.

A Positive Spin on Bossy

Amy Arndt | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Amy Arndt

t 10, my daughter knew that there was something negative about the word "bossy," but she understood that a simple word choice could turn bossy into something powerful.

Why I Will Not #BanBossy

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels With all due respect to my idols, Sheryl, Beyoncé, and the other women of t...

Get in Touch With Your Inner Bossiness

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 06.02.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Recently, Sheryl Sandberg launched the "Ban Bossy" campaign to help girls and women develop their leadership skills by ridding themselves of the B-word mental shackles.

Childhood Gender Roles Look Totally Ridiculous When Forced On Adults

Posted 04.02.2014 | Women

Girls are pretty pink princesses, and boys are blue-blooded studs -- at least that's the message most young kids receive on a daily basis. (See li...

It's Never Too Late to Learn to Lead -- Without Being 'Bossy'

BJ Gallagher | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
BJ Gallagher

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says that little girls should never be called "bossy." I disagree. Being called "bossy" has helped me become a better leader -- and a better human being as well.

5 Reasons I Will Not Ban Bossy

Mary Dalton | Posted 05.28.2014 | Women
Mary Dalton

While I am sympathetic of the motives behind the Ban Bossy campaign, I propose reclaiming the rhetoric instead of banning the word.

Women in the U.S. Are Still Second-Class Citizens: Not Interested? You Should Be

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

Despite the progress women have made in the last several decades, they are still treated like second-class citizens in all the ways that matter. Caring about the equal treatment of women in society doesn't make people feminists -- it makes them good humans.

B Is for 'Before' (Bossy)

Sherrie Rollins Westin | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Sherrie Rollins Westin

What if we didn't need to ban "bossy" because the word never entered a child's vocabulary in the first place? What if we could teach our children mutual respect and understanding, that girls can lead and that opportunity should be open to all, when they are as young as two or three?

In Defense of Sheryl Sandberg: Lean In, Ban Bossy, and Whatever Else She Comes Up With

Karen Cahn | Posted 05.18.2014 | Women
Karen Cahn

Women are regarded more favorably in the workplace if they defer to others, if they are collaborative and soft. Women who are direct and strong are not valued as much as humble and demure women. This is what Ban Bossy is all about.

You Can Call Me Bossy

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 05.17.2014 | Women
Rachel Levy Lesser

I've been called bossy before and I am sure I will be called bossy again. I actually take it as a compliment.

Who's the Boss? My Daughter, Thank You Very Much

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.17.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

During a recent chat about her day over a game of Candy Land, my preschooler said, "Mommy, you have a lot of people at work that you have to talk to. Who's the boss?"

Ban Bossy... Really?

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 05.14.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Censorship doesn't teach our children to be leaders, it teaches them that to blame and exclude is the answer... and exclusion is the opposite of what the Ban Bossy movement is supposed to be about.

Let's Ban the Banning Bossy Ban

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Sandberg and others who have clamored onto this bandwagon agree that "bossy" sends the wrong message to girls. The attempt to ban the word sends the equally wrong message that all it takes is a little creative editing to fix life's problems.

Women Face Far Greater Issues Than Being Called Bossy

Today's Mama | Posted 05.12.2014 | Women
Today's Mama

You can be bossy without being good at your job. You can be bossy without having an ounce of leadership qualities. Frankly, you can be bossy and have every right to be, because that's what bosses have to do sometimes, whether they're the head of a company or a household.

Why I Don't Mind The (Other) B-Word

Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.13.2013 | Women
Nina Bahadur

I have a lot of opinions, I like to share them, and I love being in charge. According to popular opinion, this makes me bossy. I'm completely fine with that.