Tag Archives: parenting teenagers

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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The seasons of our parenting

If our parenting-life were to be one full cycle of seasons, where in yours are you? The forerunner of spring, when we are just coming out of hibernation, would be the baby time. The springtime of our parenting would be the fresh early years, followed by the blissful summer of those relatively easy middle years […]






Posted on 2 October 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Parenting girls
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Does your daughter have a Miss Sophie?

We have a dance teacher in our village who really has something special.  Her name is Miss Sophie. I wanted to introduce the girls in my monthly girls’ group to the notion of acquiring mentors as they make their passage through life.  I wanted to show them that they probably already have a few.  I […]






Posted on 13 August 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Parenting girls
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