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My mission up until now has been to provide girls with an oasis in the midst of the maelstrom of adolescent pressures and confusion so they can know they are not alone, and to enable them to find and hold true to their inner light. And from the thousands of requests I've received, it's clear that it's time to broaden that mission to help support incredible moms, who have the hardest and most rewarding jobs on the planet.
So, think of this as your own special invitation to join a circle of moms who are expanding the Ask-Elizabeth community around the world. And as you are seeking answers, it's just like I tell the girls: We're all in this together! I know I can't make your relationship with your teen daughter completely perfect. But you can look at this column as an opportunity to build a new understanding and a way of communicating with girls that creates connection, love and harmony.
I am so excited to be on this journey with you, so please send in your questions! I want to make this a place you can ask anything, a place where you can get inside knowledge that will give you some comfort and peace as a parent.
I look forward to hearing from you!
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Recognized by the London Times as a "fearless and committed actress," Elizabeth Berkley has demonstrated the versatility of her talent from comedy to drama in a host of successful film, television and stage performances. She is also the founder of Ask-Elizabeth, created as a safe forum for adolescent girls (ages 11 to 18) to ask the questions they have been afraid to and empower them with answers. When Berkley works with the girls, she creates a big sister relationship in a safe setting that allows them to open up and start talking and sharing. In these two-hour, interactive workshops, Berkley discusses themes like body image, fitness, beauty, family, goal-setting, friendship, dating, etc.—all important aspects in the emotional life of a teenage girl. Berkley has touched the lives of more than 30,000 teenage girls so far through her nonprofit organization.
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