Musings: Coming of age

making that always precious, but sometimes tricky transition from girl to woman

I hate my periods!

For some time now I have been hearing of girls who are struggling at menarche.  Girls who are incapacitated by cramping, flooding, inconsolable teariness, fiery furies, depression, and who are missing days of school every month.  Was I hearing it more as my work became more widely known or is it getting worse?  I began […]






Posted on 24 July 2013
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Parenting girls, Coming of age
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Girls’ groups – what’s the point?

“I’m not paying money for my daughter just to hang out with a bunch of girls – she does enough of that already.” Why does it feel fine to spend money on flute lessons, on extra maths, on brownies and ballet, but not on personal development for our children? In life, what is going to […]






Posted on 11 June 2013
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Parenting girls, Coming of age, Rites of passage
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Life at fifteen

“I know the years of being a teenager aren’t easy, and I’m completely still in the middle of being a teenager, but anyway here is a bit of what I have been through over the past few years.” I offered to Kim that I could write an article for Rites for Girls as I’m really […]






Posted on 4 June 2013
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Parenting girls, Coming of age
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