Musings: 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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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 [...]

Posted on 5 March 2014
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Teens’ everyday grief

Teenagers have a great deal of everyday grief to deal with – their childhood passing, their body changing, friendships fluctuating.  Then there are the deeper losses such as parental divorce, grandparents dying, pets dying, ending of relationships, and other life shocks. Teens do not always have the resources needed to deal with loss healthily and happily. [...]

Posted on 18 February 2014
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My Toddler-Teen

It’s odd, I’m having to take care of my teenager more and more, rather than less.  Whereas a year ago my teen could be relied upon in the mornings to get up on time, eat a good breakfast, gather what was needed for the day including making a packed lunch, and set off in good [...]

Posted on 13 February 2014
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A teen’s brain is special

    “What were you thinking?” Crazy, irrational, impulsive behaviour – what possesses our teens to act this way?     We often judge our teens for being moody, reckless, directionless, obsessed with their image, and their peers.  Instead, we could be complimenting them for being perfectly poised for this transition stage in their lives.  [...]

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Posted on 5 February 2014
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