Tag Archives: parenting teens

Girls’ groups – what’s the point?

“I’m not paying money for my daughter just to hang out with a bunch of girls – she does enough of that already.” Why does it feel fine to spend money on flute lessons, on extra maths, on brownies and ballet, but not on personal development for our children? In life, what is going to […]






Posted on 11 June 2013
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Parenting girls, Coming of age, Rites of passage
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First bra – a special occasion

Do you remember getting your first bra? Was it a special experience?  I hope so. A girl’s first bra takes her through a gateway – a significant step along her path towards womanhood.  She is introduced to a whole new world of lingerie choices: cup size, cotton, lace, black, pink, skin-tone, underwired, padded, strapless, matching […]






Posted on 2 November 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Parenting girls, Coming of age, Rites of passage
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“You can’t get pregnant first time!”

Too many teenage pregnancies come about through ignorance: “I’ve not started, so I can’t get pregnant can I.” “I thought you couldn’t get pregnant if you’re on your period.” “If he pulls out then you’re safe, right?” No, no, and no. If parents are teaching their kids, and teachers are covering this stuff in school, […]






Posted on 3 July 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers
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