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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“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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What is a good education?

How many adults are bored, uninspired, unmotivated, or without direction?  A fair few. How many children are?   Not many. So what happens in between? If your teenager is losing motivation, spirit, direction – stop! Stop and look to see what is stifling them. Children learn by playing.  They experiment and observe and test. Teenagers […]






Posted on 6 June 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Parenting girls
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