Tag Archives: teenager

Teen Gifts

I love teenagers. ♥ I often hear people appreciating how young children bring a sense of wonder back into their lives. Well, teenagers bring me many other precious reminders: To take myself and my feelings really, really seriously. To put myself first To fight for my right to live how I want To care a [...]

Posted on 11 June 2012
Musings: Coming of age, Parenting teenagers
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Maiden, mother, crone

Yesterday, after a discussion group on Dying Well (because I want to, and our baby did), I found myself in our local cafe with three older women.  Just as we began to share our thoughts on the morning’s group, ordering our lattes and teas, one of the women suddenly waved the waitress over with great [...]

Posted on 4 May 2012
Musings: Coming of age, Parenting teenagers, Rites of passage
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Teen Screen Time

This week is Screen Free Week for some around the world.  So much has been written about the benefits of being computer literate and even more has been written about the harmful effects for our children of too much gaming, texting, social media, streaming and surfing. I find myself rather more in favour of the [...]

Posted on 2 May 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers
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Potty Training for life

The whole of life is one big beautiful potty training exercise!  My kids taught me this when they were little. I am rather prone to high expectations which can often lead me to disappointment.  Once I spot something that needs to shift, I want to change it instantly.  We might be pottering along perfectly happily [...]

Posted on 2 April 2012
Musings: Coming of age, Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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Why are we so surprised when our daughters are not like us?

My daughter likes to accessorize.  She likes all animals, especially small furry ones.  She likes to change her outfit, not only every day, but more than once a day.  She draws constantly and loves to make cards for people.  She likes pencils and rubbers and stickers and coloured card. Me, I never change my minimal [...]

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Posted on 30 March 2012
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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