Tag Archives: parenting teenagers

Just Listen to Me!

Teens tell me that they don’t talk to their parents because their parents don’t listen. I wanted to think that this was not true for me and my teen, but then I observed myself, and have to admit that sometimes I don’t listen properly. When your child comes to you with something that is bothering [...]

Posted on 4 December 2012
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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Heavy Periods

I have been moved to write after hearing about the struggle with heavy periods of a local teen that I’m fond of.  She’s not alone, heavy bleeding is not uncommon for teens (and women approaching menopause) but it is not easy to cope with.  I know of too many women and girls who come to [...]

Posted on 22 November 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Rites of passage
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Informing your daughter ~ an on-going conversation

Who teaches your daughter about bra sizes?  Or what to expect as puberty approaches?  Or how to manage the heart ache of first relationships? You could leave it to the occasional lessons in school, but who can ask questions in that kind of setting?  Or it could be her peers, but do they really know?  [...]

Posted on 5 November 2012
Musings: Coming of age, Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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Celebrate her Coming of Age

Want to do something to celebrate the specialness of your daughter’s coming of age – but not sure what or how? Want to mark the occasion of her first bleed – but feel certain that she’d sooner not? Not sure how to introduce the idea of a puberty rite to your daughter (or son)? Well [...]

Posted on 9 October 2012
Musings: Coming of age, Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers, Rites of passage
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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 [...]

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Posted on 2 October 2012
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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