is co-founder of The Mother-Daughter Project, international speaker, and marriage and family therapist with a specialty in sex therapy. She coauthored The Mother-Daughter Project: How Mothers and Daughters Can Band Together, Beat the Odds, and Thrive Through Adolescence.
“Mothering a daughter is often among the most intensely satisfying and challenging experiences of a woman’s life,” write Renée Schultz. “We yearn for support for ourselves as mothers and for wisdom in nurturing our daughters into healthy women while sustaining close and loving relationships with them. Yet many of us fear that the wonderful ease and joy of our relationships with our daughters will unravel during adolescence. We know that mothers are held to impossibly high standards and yet we worry that we might not be measuring up.