Tag Archives: Puberty for girls

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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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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“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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