Tag Archives: Raising children

Just Listen to Me!

Teens tell me that they don’t talk to their parents because their parents don’t listen. I wanted to think that this was not true for me and my teen, but then I observed myself, and have to admit that sometimes I don’t listen properly. When your child comes to you with something that is bothering […]






Posted on 4 December 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Parenting girls
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Stealing time

Who ever comes to the end of their life and wishes that they had done more housework, spent more time at work, tweeted or Facebooked more, or watched more television?  And yet how often do we fill our lives with these things and then say we have no time for other more pleasurable pastimes.  No […]






Posted on 14 September 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Parenting girls
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New school year starts here

Every family has their rituals at the start of a new school year, whether or not they realise it.  It helps with the nerves and the excitement – more advanced work, new teachers, perhaps a new school even.  Children feel it, parents too.  Our little rituals help to prepare us:- checking the uniform fits, replacing […]






Posted on 2 September 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Parenting girls, Rites of passage
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