Tag Archives: emergent self

Circle of Women

Young people often look to the famous and successful for their role models. This can be inspiring, but also disheartening and seem unattainable. Young people are hungry for contact with people whom they admire, who excite and inspire them. These qualities can be found in their real relationships with the ordinary women and men who [...]

Posted on 8 April 2012
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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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: Coming of age, Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers, 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 [...]

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Posted on 10 February 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers
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