Tag Archives: emergent self

Twilight Girls

What teenage girl doesn’t want to be loved like Bella is loved? – adored by two gorgeous men, to the exclusion of all others, unto the death. (Actually there’s quite a few women who’d go for that kinda lovin’ too.) Twilight idealises – as all good fairytales do – but is this dangerous?  We know […]






Posted on 24 March 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Parenting girls, Coming of age, Rites of passage
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A Tough One To Digest

“Brown rice is not food!” When did sliced white bread, toasted, and liberally covered in Nutella become the right food for lunch? And again mid-afternoon? And just before bed? And copious bowls of cereal – I once read that there is more nutrition in the box than in the cereal itself. Why are all my […]






Posted on 10 February 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers
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