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Terri Fedonczak

Author, Life Coach

With 22 years of parenting experience and a certified life coach specializing in parent and teen coaching, Terri Fedonczak wants to live in a world where girls recognize their own power and choose to use it for good. On a trip to South Africa, Fedonczak witnessed the power of lionesses as they supported each other within the pride; it was a lightning bolt of realization, leading her on a mission to bring the Power of the Pride to girls and their parents.

After 16 years as a commercial real estate agent, a bout with breast cancer transformed Fedonczak’s life in 2010, making her realize that time with her four girls and patient husband was a much better deal than money and status. It was time to put her mission into action. She left sales and embarked on a journey of spreading the message of Girl Power for Good. Today, Fedonczak takes the Girl Power message into schools, talking to 7th-9th grade girls about how to thrive in the wilds of high school.

Field Guide to Plugged-In Parenting, Even If You Were Raised by Wolves is available for purchase at

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Busy Is Not A Religion

We are a culture of busy worshipers. It doesn't really matter what we're doing, we think that we need to be frantic and rushing around to be productive.
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Campfire Stories

I just returned from the amazing Light Your Fire Retreat given by Jill Farmer ( If you know me at all, you know that my idea of camping is staying in a two star hotel. I wo...
04/23/2015 05:06 EDT
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Don't Fear Failure, Learn From it!

It's okay to let your kids fall, so they can learn how it feels to get back up on their own. Failure in middle school or high school has a much less drastic effect on their long-term success than failure in their first job, when you're not there to help them. If you never let your kids fail, then they won't know how to innovate and grow.
03/17/2015 01:27 EDT
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How to Get Your Kids Outside This Summer

Summer is just around the corner. Do you really want your kids to spend their summer watching T.V. or playing video games? You're both better than that. Check out these ideas to see if they appeal to you and your kids:
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How To Have the Dreaded Sex Talk With a Teenager

Accept the fact that your teen could be sexually active: No matter how much we deny that our precious babies could be sexually active, the reality is what it is. No amount of wishing it away is going to change that fact. You're better off accepting reality and approaching them with love and compassion, than making their sex life about how good a parent you are -- or aren't.
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The Best Way to Survive a Divorce

Today, I counsel clients who are going through a divorce to practice acceptance. Acceptance does not come easily, especially when you are in a painful situation; it seems easier to blame the other person and bury our head in the sand. But this will not help. You can systemize acceptance in a few simple steps; I'm not saying they're easy, but they are simple.
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