Tag Archives: Coming of age

First bra – a special occasion

Do you remember getting your first bra? Was it a special experience?  I hope so. A girl’s first bra takes her through a gateway – a significant step along her path towards womanhood.  She is introduced to a whole new world of lingerie choices: cup size, cotton, lace, black, pink, skin-tone, underwired, padded, strapless, matching […]






Posted on 2 November 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Parenting girls, Coming of age, Rites of passage
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Not ready for big school?

It is the last day of term and for most eleven year olds it is the last day of primary school. Next September – big school!  It is presented as a big-new-exciting-thing, as often new things are to children.  But actually, for many the change is daunting and not terribly welcome. Even though it may […]






Posted on 20 July 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Parenting girls, Coming of age, Rites of passage
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“You can’t get pregnant first time!”

Too many teenage pregnancies come about through ignorance: “I’ve not started, so I can’t get pregnant can I.” “I thought you couldn’t get pregnant if you’re on your period.” “If he pulls out then you’re safe, right?” No, no, and no. If parents are teaching their kids, and teachers are covering this stuff in school, […]






Posted on 3 July 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers
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