Musings: Parenting girls

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Coping Well with Exam Stress

Exams are on the way – for some it’s important exams – but actually for many students every exam feels important at the time. Parents want to help, but the trouble is that a lot of the best tips for managing exam stress sound incredibly like the nagging we may have been doing for years [...]

Posted on 17 April 2014
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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Teen suicide – too much pressure on our teenagers

A precious fifteen year old girl tried to take her life today.  The number of pills tell us this was no ‘cry for help’, she meant it; for those hours leading up to her suicide attempt she must have felt that she could no longer bear to live.  100,000 adolescents take their lives every year. [...]

Posted on 7 April 2014
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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Teenage brains aren’t crazy

They just seem that way. Teenage brains go through a crazy phase.  Adolescence is a time of profound brain growth and change.  They don’t think like us, nor how they did when they were younger.  Earlier connections in the brain are being broken and new ones formed.  The teenage brain is under major reconstruction – [...]

Posted on 26 March 2014
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Average size

Thumbs up to Debenhams, the first department store in Britain to display mannequins our size.    Photograph: Debenhams Most other shops use size 8 or size 10 because we all want to see how clothes look on women who are three sizes smaller than us, don’t we?   Many teen girls struggle as the hormones [...]

Posted on 12 March 2014
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You want your daughter to stand up for herself?

Yes!  Well… mostly you do, as long as it doesn’t mean that she refuses to tidy her room! Seriously though, we want our girls to be able to say ‘No’ when they need to, to believe in themselves, and go for what they really want in life. This is not easy for them though, despite [...]

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Posted on 5 March 2014
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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