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Birds and bees tangled in the web

Are you worried about online porn? Well, don’t worry… Do something! On TV women are smoother skinned, slimmer, and sexier than ever before.  In magazines they reveal ever more, and what they reveal is ever more perfect.  Online, well, online almost anything goes. Some say that any child on the web is only two clicks [...]

Posted on 18 April 2013
Musings: Parenting teenagers
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Self-harming teens – why do they do it?

Cutting, starving, bingeing, burning, drinking, drugs, promiscuity… these are the most popular ways for self-harming. Many parents harbour a secret fear that the teenage years might bring these things.  At the same time, parents assume that their child won’t.  We protect ourselves by believing that teens that turn to self-harming behaviour come from other families, [...]

Posted on 14 March 2013
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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Praise causes failure!

I know it does, but I still do it; it is ingrained in me that praising is proper parenting behaviour and I am really having to work hard to break the habit. It starts with “What a clever girl, you ate all your greens!” and goes on “What a brilliant picture!” and on “You’re a [...]

Posted on 8 March 2013
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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Do as you’re told!

Don’t we all have times when we wish they would? Who hasn’t wished for a request to be met by instant compliance.  Life would be so much easier if we were spared the ‘Why?’ or the ‘In a minute…’ (which never happens) or the extended debate designed for a wriggle out. Compliant, agreeable children seem [...]

Posted on 29 November 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers
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Having kids – huge responsibility?

Are they happy?  Do they have a good bunch of friends?  Are they doing okay in their studies?  Are they happy?  Do they have direction, motivation, hope?   Are they eating well enough?  Sleeping fine?  In good health?  Are they well liked?  Are they happy? Having children can seem like such a huge responsibility sometimes. [...]

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Posted on 14 May 2012
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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