Tag Archives: parenting teenagers

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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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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Can boredom bite?

I am exhausted.  The school year is drawing to a close, just one more week of term, and I am shattered.  The holidays seems like a very good thing right now.   Although for the moment the prospect of packing and organising our whole family away for a long weekend’s music festival in a week’s […]






Posted on 19 July 2012
Musings: Parenting girls
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