Musings: Parenting teenagers

with all your heart

Prepare well for exams – but still have a life!

Jess can’t seem to get down to her revision.  Her teachers know that she is a capable student who has the potential to do well, but at this rate she’s not going to do as well as she could.  Jess finds revision boring and Facebook so much more attractive.  It’s not that she wants to […]

Posted on 12 February 2015
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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Money Matters

Do you pay your kids to do housework?  Or homework? There are so many ways to teach our children about money.  Of course the most powerful lessons come from what they see us doing.  Their observations of how money is spent and saved, controlled and enjoyed, have long-reaching effects on how they will approach money.  […]

Posted on 8 November 2014
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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Trusted teen

What if you could really trust that your teen was going to turn out all right? How would your life be different?  And hers? How many stressful conversations would be avoided if you weren’t trying to alter the behaviour of your teen? How much better would your relationship be then? Might that not have a […]

Posted on 10 July 2014
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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Would you know if your daughter was being bullied?

Too many children who are bullied tell no-one. A bullied child often feels shame and believes that she is to blame for being bullied.  The impulse then is to cover it up. Too often a child’s experience of tentatively reaching out for help served only to make the situation worse.  She’ll be less likely to tell […]

Posted on 17 June 2014
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Teenage girls’ opinion of themselves is shocking

In my work with pre-teen girls, their sense of themselves is still relatively positive.  This is why I like to begin my work with them at this age, to strengthen them against what is to come. It’s a different story when I talk to teen girls.  Too many have learned to hate themselves: *  they […]

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Posted on 21 May 2014
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