What Adults are Saying About Barb’s Workshops:
I absolutely loved, loved, loved your talk and attitude about life and girls in today’s world. I wish I could take your thoughts and words and stick them in my brain.
Lisa, mother of a 12-year-old
Barb is amazing! I loved every minute of this class. Her discussion is clear and concise. I felt like she was talking just to me.
We Are Girls Conference attendee
I wanted to thank you for coming to Hill Country Middle School to present. I’ve been to every seminar, speaker, talk, …you name it. Yours was the best I’ve been to – content-rich, interesting and immediately helpful to daily life with my teens (and myself!).
Mother of a middle schooler
Barb is the greatest presenter and the topic hit home.
We Are Girls Conference attendee
At our winter conference for working and entrepreneurial moms, Barb Steinberg took the serious topic of teens and sex and made it relatable to everyone in the room. Her approach put parents at ease and the topic of teen sex was at once universal to moms with newborn babies to adult children. She is smart, witty, personable and made the women in our audience feel like they were talking about sex to their best friend over a glass of wine in their own living room, rather than in a large conference meeting room. Barb was definitely the hit of conference…Barb Steinberg is a meeting planner’s dream!
Trish Morrison, MomCom founder
As a family, we have been involved with the teachings of Barb Steinberg since our daughter was twelve. We have sent her to Barb’s workshops for girls, attended workshops for parents and purchased her video. The information Barb has shared is invaluable; her delivery of sometimes awkward material is matter of fact, accurate, compassionate and often humorous. As I continue to speak with my daughter, now 15, I often hear Barb’s words quietly guiding me and helping me to stay curious and involved with what is important in my daughter’s relationships. It’s a wonderful vocabulary to have and share.
Barb’s workshops are topical, relevant to today’s families and delivered in a conversational, accessible, yet informative way. Her expertise comes from a blend of research, experience and intuition making her a great resource for girls and parents. I’ve attended several of her workshops, and every time I find the 2 hours to be so well-spent and always come away with specific things to do and say in those instances when I feel “stuck” or at a loss for words with one of my daughters. I also really appreciate the way Barb understands and honors everyone’s perspective in the family, sharing insights into our children that we might not remember/see otherwise.
Bev, mother of a 14-year-old and 20-year-old
I’ve reported to anyone who will listen that these have been the most comfortable, honest, creative conversations I’ve heard in a long time. Thanks for providing us with this opportunity. You are important.
Jane Jones, Maxwell, Locke & Ritter
Barb Steinberg took a difficult subject and made it approachable and even inspiring. She did this using humor, up to date research and extraordinary speaking skills. She spoke to our parent community in a respectful, fun, yet challenging way. The whole audience was engaged immediately.
Khotso Khabele, The Khabele School
I can’t believe my luck! As a speaker you were everything I had hoped for! I am still hearing positive comments about you! I thank you so much for coming to Highland Park. I feel the issues that you have studied are so very important and that most people would benefit from hearing you speak. I will always recommend you to our school district as a excellent source for training. Once again thank you so much for coming to our school!
Toni Davis, Elementary School Counselor
Just wanted to tell you that since our workshop, I have felt a serious increase in the connection I am making with my girls, especially my older daughter. We have had some great conversations lately, and it feels fantastic when she wants to be with me and talk to me. Thanks again for your thoughts and ideas.
Dad who attended My Daughter, My Self Workshop
Barb packed such important information into the workshop; I was left wanting more & more. She knows teen girls and really speaks to their benefit!
Mother of a 14-year-old
I REALLY enjoyed listening to Barb’s Creating Happiness Teleseminar…a lot of what she said hit home…I want to replay it weekly. I like how she shared personal examples to highlight almost all of her points…Her voice was as if I was listening to a friend and not a ‘counselor’, which could help me relate more and find comfort.
Amanda, business owner and entrepreneur
What Girls are Saying About Barb’s Workshops:
I liked how there was no judgment and everyone seemed to accept one another without even knowing them. I also liked the discussion and that it was a big group talk. I learned that there are ways to stand up for yourself when someone says nasty things and they’re even kinda fun to say because you know the person won’t bother you again. I’m glad I came to this workshop because everyone was kind, and I learned new tips.
Wow – this was fun AND I learned a lot. I’m glad I came to Barb’s workshop.
I learned how to respond to a bully or to help other people in a bad situation. It taught me a lot of helpful things.
I liked how Barb made us feel so comfortable. I’m glad I came to this workshop because now I can say things I would actually say, not what parents want you to say. And now I have more confidence.
I liked everything! I liked learning all the tools and the role playing. I learned how to deal with rumors, girls being mean, exclusion tips. I can use these tools at school.
I liked how everyone was so open. I learned how to stand up for myself. I learned things that I wouldn’t have known, like to just be calm and not dramatic.
You were great. Thank you for all your advice and feedback.
high school junior
I think what Barb had to say was really helpful to me and other girls. I learned how to protect and prepare myself for sexual experiences, and also to listen to that “little voice” in my head.
This was my favorite workshop. Barb was fantastic!
high school junior
Very inspirational. I appreciated how she was sincere and enjoyed what we said.
high school senior
Great job! Probably the most inspiring session today.
high school senior
I learned a lot about my mom and other people. I learned about what she’s afraid of and how I want to help her.
high school sophomore
What Adults are Saying About Barb as a Teen Life Coach:
As a School Psychologist, I find Barb’s life coaching refreshing. It really gave my daughter the opportunity to focus on goals that she wanted to work toward. It puts a positive spin on getting girls through rough waters without telling them they have a problem. She offers approaches to dealing with the here and now and guides them in making choices that will work for their tomorrows.
Leah Lee, Ed.S
School Psychologist, NCSP and mother of a 16 year old daughter
Thank you, Barb, for helping to bring back our confident, happy, engaged daughter. We were worried about her, but after your coaching, we can see that she is coming back to herself. We are so appreciative to have you in our lives!
Tracey, mother of a 14-year-old
Our daughter was struggling with the pressures of grades, friendships, and boys. We knew she needed some help. We are so glad we found Barb! Through her coaching with Barb her grades have improved, she is more organized, she is speaking up for herself in her friendships and has made consistent positive choices for herself. We feel relief knowing that she is getting the guidance she wants and needs. Thank you!
Madelyne, mother of a 16-year-old
I thought it would be a struggle to get our daughter to go to life coaching but once she met Barb and started working with her, she doesn’t want to miss it. I can see the improvements in so many areas of her life. I just think it is good for her to have someone who she can talk to about anything (since she won’t do that with me) and has someone to be her cheerleader. It’s nice to know that people like Barb are here when parents like me need them.
Sarah, mother of a 17-year-old
If only I had had a Barb in my life when I was 13 and 14. Our daughter is smoothly and confidently transitioning and growing. Barb’s Life Coaching skills combined with her inner beauty have made this special time with our daughter that much more special.
Ann Mary, mother of a 15-year-old
We are also so pleased with M’s progress! It has been wonderful watching her find her confidence and her voice. Her transition to high school just couldn’t have gone any better. We are so proud of her and happy for her. Thanks for all of your work with M. – we definitely see it having a positive impact on her!
Cindy, stepmom to 14-year-old
What Girls are Saying About Barb as a Teen Life Coach
Life coaching with Barb is definitely not what I thought it was going to be like, in a good way. I really looked forward to each and every session, because I always felt relaxed and at ease afterwards. Through life coaching, I became more confident and strong in dealing with conflicts, and I learned how to make my life exactly the way I want it. Life coaching with Barb truly made all the difference, because it actually gave me tools that I could use in my everyday life to start making it my ideal life. I recommend Barb to all teenage girls!
My time with Barb has helped me bring out my inner values and reconnect with my surroundings. With Barb’s guidance, I have discovered who I am as a teenager, and have become more secure with my decisions and myself. With this reassurance, I feel confident that I can face any challenges that I come upon in the future.
Barb has helped me so much. I could tell her anything and never felt judged. She taught me new ways to deal with friends and family trouble and because of that I am much happier! Barb rocks!
Life coaching has been very helpful to me. Discussing things that I can’t talk to anybody else about is great because a lot of the time just talking about what I’m having trouble with makes me feel better. It gives me a chance to get somebody else’s opinion of my problems and what the solution is. I feel like I can talk about anything, and I don’t feel like I’m under pressure.
Normally, I am private and don’t like talking to other people about how I am feeling, but Barb makes it easy. It is really nice to have someone who really cares about you to tell about your crappy days and to tell about the good things going on in your life. I wasn’t sure I would, but I really like going to life coaching every week. I can tell that I am happier and doing better in school because of my coaching. Thanks, Barb!
I used to dread going to school because of how I was treated by some girls. Barb has taught me ways to deal with them. It has helped me to stand up for myself and find friends that are actually nice.
Going to Barb for life coaching helped me with all the pressure and stress I was feeling about senior year and trying to get into college. She helped me find ways to deal with all the stress and actually have fun my senior year instead of being stressed out all the time.
My work with Barb has been such a great experience in showing me how to handle situations, positive or negative, in a healthy way. She has shown me how to get through hard times and rough patches with friends and family, and strengthen my relationships. Not only has she given me the tools and resources I need to be successful, she has helped me see the beauty and power in myself to make my life what I’ve always wanted it to be!
Coaching with Barb helped me to get my life straight, and it was amazing to have one more friend that I could talk to and always knew had my best interest at heart.
What Adults are Saying About The Wisdom of Girls: Teens, Sex & Truth DVD:
The Wisdom of Girls delivers EXACTLY what the title says it does! Under the intelligent guidance of teen expert and creator Barb Steinberg, teen girls speak candidly and share the wisdom of their own experiences, struggles and hopes. Powerful questions are posed after each section so the DVD becomes both interactive and practically applicable for its viewers. After having personally worked with over 10,000 teen girls, I can wholeheartedly endorse both the validity and raw honesty with which The Wisdom of Girls is delivered. At a time when teen girls are more at risk for STD’s and sexual objectification, The Wisdom of Girls: Teens, Sex and Truth is a must for all life skills programs, therapists and teen group leaders, and of course parents raising teen girls today!
Tami Walsh, M.A. - President, Teen Wisdom Inc.
What a gift Barb’s DVD, The Wisdom of Girls: Teens, Sex & Truth has been for me and my daughter. I didn’t know how to begin these very important discussions around dating, intimacy and sex and this DVD made it so much easier. There are spots within it to stop the DVD and discuss the questions – that helped prompt us and gave us a focus for our talks. I am so grateful that I have this DVD in my toolbox!
Sarah, Mother to 15-year-old
Barb’s workshop and DVD offered a unique and important opportunity for the parents in our group to discuss what is too often an ignored topic. Barb’s leadership of the group allowed us to share our unique points of view and explore new avenues of thinking. Her presentation and accompanying video were an excellent catalyst for a frank and in-depth discussion among a group of dedicated and concerned parents who were eager to understand the issues facing or to be faced by our children. As a participant, I welcomed the opportunity to hear from the experts – the young women themselves – and to hear Barb’s informed analysis of some of the most important issues that my daughter will face as she grows up.
The 7th grader…who made a conscious decision to disallow the influence of her peers made an impact on me. She realized she didn’t want her friends, who will probably not be long-term, to influence such a big decision in her life. My daughter will be in the 7th grade next year. Thank you for the “seed-planting” idea! And thank you Barb for the beautifully done video.
This is the information that I have been waiting for that has never been said out loud. This DVD will guide our teens in making healthy decisions when it comes to their sexuality.
Mary Gonzales, Health Teacher/Mom
What Girls are Saying About The Wisdom of Girls: Teens, Sex & Truth DVD:
What these girls are saying IS the truth. It’s real. It’s on our level.
I thought the DVD (The Wisdom of Girls: Teens, Sex & Truth) was very helpful, and it motivated me even more to wait until I get married. I thought that [Barb] was very experienced and that she didn’t hold back on anything. I learned that it’s your decision if you decide you want to have sex then you can, just be protected.
I liked Barb’s DVD (The Wisdom of Girls: Teens, Sex & Truth) gave a lot of good information about how to protect yourself from getting pregnant and to think about it twice before having sex. I think Barb gave all the right information young girls need to know about.
I liked the DVD. It helped me to know that other girls are thinking what I am thinking when it comes to guys and sex. It helped me to think about what I want – whether I really am ready to have sex now or not and it also helped me to plan better to protect myself when I am ready to have sex.