Tag Archives: peer pressure

Teen suicide – too much pressure on our teenagers

A precious fifteen year old girl tried to take her life today.  The number of pills tell us this was no ‘cry for help’, she meant it; for those hours leading up to her suicide attempt she must have felt that she could no longer bear to live.  100,000 adolescents take their lives every year. [...]

Posted on 7 April 2014
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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You want your daughter to stand up for herself?

Yes!  Well… mostly you do, as long as it doesn’t mean that she refuses to tidy her room! Seriously though, we want our girls to be able to say ‘No’ when they need to, to believe in themselves, and go for what they really want in life. This is not easy for them though, despite [...]

Posted on 5 March 2014
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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Birds and bees tangled in the web

Are you worried about online porn? Well, don’t worry… Do something! On TV women are smoother skinned, slimmer, and sexier than ever before.  In magazines they reveal ever more, and what they reveal is ever more perfect.  Online, well, online almost anything goes. Some say that any child on the web is only two clicks [...]

Posted on 18 April 2013
Musings: Parenting teenagers
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Feel like you’re losing her?

  Do you ever ask yourself, “Where’s my lovely little girl gone?” or “Who is this person?” Does your daughter seem more concerned about her friends, her appearance, her facebook, and her mobile than on being on good terms with you. Is her behaviour at home becoming unreasonable, unrecognisable and intolerable? Then you need to [...]

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Posted on 10 March 2012
Musings: Coming of age, Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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