Tag Archives: body image

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
Musings: Parenting girls
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Life at fifteen

“I know the years of being a teenager aren’t easy, and I’m completely still in the middle of being a teenager, but anyway here is a bit of what I have been through over the past few years.” I offered to Kim that I could write an article for Rites for Girls as I’m really […]






Posted on 4 June 2013
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Parenting girls, Coming of age
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What did you most want at thirteen?

For me it wasn’t bigger breasts or Boots17 latest or even a boyfriend. I mean I sort of did want a boyfriend but only in the abstract. I probably did long to be the kind of girl who knew how to get, and then what to do with a boyfriend, but since I wasn’t, I […]






Posted on 27 March 2013
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Parenting girls, Coming of age
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