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.
Experts say that the most consistently fraught relationships are among a mother and her daughter. The mother might see her daughter as a reflection of herself and feels closer with a daughter (emotionally and physically) than a son.
“Structured activities can be a great experience,” Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D., author of Easing Their Stress: Helping Our Girls Thrive in the Age of Pressure, tells Yahoo Parenting.
The most consistently fraught relationship among relatives is the mother-teenage daughter bond, therapists and family-dynamic experts say. The crux of the problem: A mother often sees her daughter as an extension of herself, while the teen is trying to develop her own independence and individuality.
Find out what is #1 on Dr. Roni’s list of Five Things Not to Say to Your Stressed-out Kid.
See what Dr. Roni has to say on the topic in the UK e-magazine, Motherland
Read Dr. Roni’s Huff Post Article
‘Preparing for the Day When Your Presence Embarrasses Your Child’ – Chicago Trib Article
Girls and Stress: A Conversation about Teen Stress with Psychologist and Author Dr. Roni Cohen-Sandler
Dr. Roni was interviewed by Heidi Stevens of the Chicago Tribune about how some popular songs that appeal to girls may not motivate empowerment like we think that they might Chicago Tribune – November 2014
Maternally induced behavior patterns can be hard to avoid.