Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, author, consultant, and lecturer who specializes in the issues of women and girls, parenting adolescences, mother-daughter relationships, and learning disorders. She is the author of three books, numerous scholarly articles in professional journals, and chapters in books on parenting.

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Read Dr. Roni’s thoughts on young girls and makeup – Chicago Tribune article

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Dr. Roni’s latest HuffPost Blog

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We’re preparing teens to get into college, but not to survive or thrive once they get to campus

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“With the stresses teens experience today, fatigue, colds, and flus are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg”, says Dr. Roni Cohen-Sandler in her HuffPost article.

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Read Dr. Roni’s Huffpost article on how to help kids conserve their self-control

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Dr. Roni discusses the mother-daughter relationship during her interview on Fox’s Teen Kids News

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During her interview with Momenough, Dr. Roni explores some of the underlying reasons for mother-daughter tension, as well as strategies for ensuring that your mother-daughter relationship survives and thrives through the teen years

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  Some moms feel pressure to look beautiful for their children. Why they shouldn’t give in. Heidi Stevens . Contact Reporter There I was, sweating on the treadmill at the Tribune gym, not wondering what my kids would think of my running pants, when a more-obnoxious-than-usual makeover segment appeared on TV. A daytime talk show READ MORE

In the five years since my last newsletter on this topic, we’ve learned a great deal more from neuroscientists studying the effects of so-called multi-tasking on the brain. And with that knowledge comes a multitude of compelling reasons why teens and tweens should structure their time so they focus only on their work. In his READ MORE

Nearly two years ago, my newsletter “Why Teens Quit Sports” aimed to help parents to better understand and speak with kids who suddenly decide to give up their previous passions, sometimes after years of commitment, hard work, and family resources. Now I’m thinking it may not be in teens and tweens’ best interest to be READ MORE

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My 10-year-old wears makeup, and I’m (mostly) fine with it


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