Tag Archives: Teenage parenting

Beyond Compare

I made a promise to myself when I was pregnant with our second child. It is a promise that is hard to keep, and became harder still when our third child came along. I avowed to resist comparing our children with each other, not even in my head, and certainly never within earshot. I do [...]

Posted on 19 March 2012
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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When is the Right Age to Have a Baby?

Twenty-eight? Not eighteen, not for me anyway. And thirty-eight to have a first child seems a bit old. A bold few say never. But who says that you have to be well out of your teens but not too far towards middle age? It wasn’t so long ago that women hoped to grow up, meet [...]

Posted on 11 January 2012
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers, Rites of passage
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Family Meetings

Tensions in our house were building. My teenager didn’t want me telling him what to do – but neither was he doing what he needed to be. He was never ready when it came time to leave the house – sometimes to be found on his computer not even dressed or breakfasted. Expecting him not [...]

Posted on 25 November 2011
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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Time for the grown-ups to grow up

It is natural for our teenagers to trigger our extreme emotions. They want us to feel how they feel. They know how to – they’ve had a lifetime to study us. And after all, in many ways they’ll be uncomfortably like us. Teenagers can bring out the worst in us and we hate it. How [...]

Posted on 31 October 2011
Musings: Coming of age, Parenting teenagers
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Checking the mirror for changes

It is normal for a teenage girl to become absorbed with her own image. It is natural for her to turn to a mirror to check her looks. Often! She is looking for herself. So many of the changes in adolescense are physical and they happen so fast – no wonder our teenagers check the [...]

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Posted on 31 October 2011
Musings: Coming of age, Parenting teenagers
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