Take a walk through the world of any pre-teen or teen girl and you’ll discover social comparison is actually the norm, not the exception. For any parent entering into the preteen phase, however, the onset can come as quite a shock. One moment our girls are doing dance shows in the living room, wearing dress-upsContinue reading “Pre-teen Comparisonitis. Why it’s normal and how to help our girls through it!”
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“You’re my best (worst) friend”. How to help our girls thrive in the turbulent world of friendships.
To our preteen girls, friendships can mean the absolute world but we also know it can be a wild and turbulent ride! One day we can pick her up from school and she is beaming – because her friends were ‘kind’ to her at lunch. The next day she slumps into the car – afterContinue reading ““You’re my best (worst) friend”. How to help our girls thrive in the turbulent world of friendships.”
“Who am I?” 5 reasons why groups can help her figure it out.
Written by Fiona Ghiglione, PhD We don’t yet know who our girls will become as adults. But around now is when our pre-teen girls start to really feel the importance of this question – of “who am I?” – in their lives. Up until now as parents we have made a lot of decisions forContinue reading ““Who am I?” 5 reasons why groups can help her figure it out.”
What to say when she says “I hate you” (and other tips for keeping sane)
As a mum to two pre/teen girls I’m no stranger to emotional upheaval. We can all relate to those tough parenting moments when she storms around furious and glaring or gives us the eye roll. But then there is the even tougher part, like hearing our girls voice, “You’re the worst, I hate you”. Sadly,Continue reading “What to say when she says “I hate you” (and other tips for keeping sane)”
4 ways we can get creative to better parent our Pre-Teen Girls.
The reverberations of thunder boomed through the window as my 8 year old grimaced and ran to me; scared. It’s an understatement to say that thunder and lightening are not her favourite things. Yet it’s also an unfortunate fact that we live in a place where it thunders … a LOT. I have built aContinue reading “4 ways we can get creative to better parent our Pre-Teen Girls.”
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