Musings: Parenting girls

sugar and spice or a bit more complicated?

What looks good about becoming a woman?

I pose this question to the girls who come to my Girls Journeying Together groups and I am always fascinated by their responses. It starts with a clamour of voices, all proclaiming the wonderful freedoms they perceive us women to have.  From the girls’ perspective it seems that we can go to bed when we [...]

Posted on 22 January 2014
Musings: Parenting girls

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‘Woman to woman’ – what are we all talking about?

- Sexism rating for films: At least two named women characters must talk to each other about something other than men for a film to receive the highest rating for gender equality in Sweden. That doesn’t seem like much of a requirement – two women chatting (but not about men) somewhere within a story lasting [...]

Posted on 14 December 2013
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Films are a great way of raising issues

You want to inspire your daughter to be all that she can be, films can be a great catalyst. You want to communicate something, find a film and use that as a springboard for talking. When you can’t get a teen to talk – this can be a way in. Here is a list of [...]

Posted on 12 December 2013
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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Rites for Girls goes audio!

For those of you who have asked me to give you words to listen to as well as to read, this is for you : 01 How does a girl become a woman           Photo: 123RF by Oleksandr Lysenko

Posted on 7 December 2013
Musings: Parenting girls

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Early starters…

      Imagine a girl playing.  She is completely absorbed in an imaginary world which involves her teddy, a lego house she has built, and some loose change.  She is talking for the teddy as she gathers the money into a little purse.  Suddenly she looks up, a puzzled expression on her face.  She [...]

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Posted on 30 November 2013
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