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Role Model

The Importance of Mentoring Young Women Early

Alex Lyman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Women
Alex Lyman

As National Women's Month comes to an end, I am reminded of the importance of mentoring young women and helping them find their voice. Women are speaking up for themselves and their worth, and it is important that we empower young women to do the same.

Mommy is in the Mosh Pit

Holley Perry | Posted 02.05.2015 | Parents
Holley Perry

What am I teaching my daughters by not facing my fear? This year, I'm going to get in the pit. I'm going to do it to show my girls that age is a number, but music is timeless.

Does Being a Stay-at-Home Mom Make Me a Good Example For My Daughters?

Lisa Witherspoon | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Lisa Witherspoon

I wonder if they see (or will someday see) my lack of a formal career as an expectation of who they should be as adults.

An Open Letter To Taylor Swift

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

My gratitude stems from your willingness to make fun of yourself, to not take yourself seriously and serve as a role model for girls and women everywhere who, because of the fear of taking a risk and looking like a fool, hold themselves back.

Family Drives Us All Crazy During The Holidays, But Here's Why I Never Let My Daughter Know It

Laura Usky | Posted 02.04.2015 | Parents
Laura Usky

Your kids, your nieces and nephews are paying attention when you think they're not. They learn how to interact with their siblings and cousins by watching the adults at family gatherings

14 Ways to Be a Better Role Model for Your Kids

Posted 12.02.2014 | Dr. Phil

Your kids are watching your every move. Are you the role model you want to be?

Role Model Mom

Tina Karkera | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Tina Karkera

When you become a parent, you automatically also become a role model. It's a title that's conferred upon you, whether you are ready or not.

What's Great About Kids Today

Colleen Turner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Colleen Turner

Bullying behaviors do not last long when a child's peer group appreciates the importance of respecting themselves and others

Dr. DeSanctis -- A Great Role Model for Me

Bill Marriott | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Bill Marriott

I will always love and respect this great physician not only for his superb diagnostic skills, but also because he cared for me and my dad as real people and took the time to ensure that we got the very best patient care.

Growing Up With Curly Top

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 04.20.2014 | Women
Ann V. Klotz

Growing up happens gradually. We cannot see around corners or know how our stories will turn out. As we grow, we hold onto certain images, moments, scenes. We carry them as sources of inspiration, humor and comfort.

Model the Behavior You Want to See

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
Dr. Tian Dayton

Many parents turn to professionals thinking that when their teen hears about the dangers of drug use from someone else, they will be swayed, but the truth is that usually, it's the parents' behavior that have much more impact on a teen's behavior.

A Real Man's Press Conference

Norm Stamper | Posted 04.01.2014 | Comedy
Norm Stamper

Okay, listen up all you so-called "reporters." I'm gonna tell you the f***ing truth about what happened after Barry's State of the Union.

Qualities of an Ideal Parent

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Robert C. Jameson

If you were to create an ideal parent, what qualities would s/he have? What would they look like? What would they say or do?

The Ultimate Power

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Jeri was traveling light because she understood that carrying grudges from the past was non-productive, even self-destructive. It is, as the saying goes, like swallowing poison and expecting it to kill someone else.

Renee Jain: Teaching Children the Third Metric of Success

Renee Jain | Posted 08.20.2013 | Parents
Renee Jain

Perseverance and passion matter at least as much, if not more, than other cognitive qualities. As I see it, grit is a tool that levels the playing field.

Lydia Loizides: My Mother the Therapist

Lydia Loizides | Posted 08.20.2013 | Women
Lydia Loizides

My mother once told me, "When people share their lives with you, it means they trust you. Trust is more important than money." At the time, I had no idea what she meant.

'Beyonce Is Not A Role Model'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.25.2013 | Women

Not everyone is happy to "bow down" to Beyonce. Last week, Rakhi Kumar wrote an open letter to Michelle Obama explaining why she doesn't consider ...

Tips for Running a Lean Business

Karin Kamp | Posted 05.12.2013 | Small Business
Karin Kamp

One of the major challenges facing small business owners is growing their companies -- which are often self-funded -- while keeping costs down.

FACE IT: A Role Model Is What? Who?

Michele Willens | Posted 01.30.2013 | Women
Michele Willens

So what exactly is a role model? Is it someone we relate to, someone we aspire to be, someone we just greatly admire?

A Month With No Alcohol -- Six Days to Go

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 08.19.2013 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

Taking a month off from drinking has made me more aware than ever of when and how much alcohol I'm consuming.

WATCH: Your Turn: Mentors

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

Growing up, I had an unlikely mentor who made me see myself in a different light. Sometimes we don't notice the impact that someone has had on our liv...

The Beauty of a Positive Role Model

Mandy Moore | Posted 08.06.2012 | Women
Mandy Moore

If a girl is going to reach her dreams or even change the world, she needs a woman in her corner to help her see her full potential.

Difficult Woman or Fearless?

Linda Durnell | Posted 07.31.2012 | Women
Linda Durnell

Do all women feel the pull between what they want to do and what they are expected to do?

My Mother, Myself

Cory Zacker | Posted 07.09.2012 | Parents
Cory Zacker

When my son was younger and deep in the throes of a textbook Oedipal Complex, he looked at me with all sincerity and said, "Mom, why did you marry Dad? Why didn't you wait for me?"

Happy Birthday, Deborah!

Gail Sheehy | Posted 07.03.2012 | Fifty
Gail Sheehy

"I am not ready to be 90," she told me. "It is just words. I have as much passion and ambition as I have had at any age." Let's hope we all have a new dream at ninety.