Ask Me Anything
Be The Safe Harbour
What was the most popular post from me in 2022? This one. So many schools emailed me asking for a copy that I turned it into a free…Read More
6 Friendship Lessons for Girls
“The mean behaviour has to stop …” On Friday I received an email from a school asking for help with their year 8 cohort of girls. There was…Read More
The world is wrong.
I have several talented, brave, interesting, original, smart 12 and 13 and 14 year old girls in my life. They’re all on Instagram. This week one of them…Read More
Beware the drama cyclone …
This past month I’ve been talking to tween and teen girls about walking towards drama cyclones. Every time you join in gossiping about someone either online or in-person…Read More
The book of secrets …
I always wanted a daughter. Always. And when my husband and I discovered our first baby was a girl I was overjoyed. Before she was even born I…Read More
My 10 yo daughter wants Instagram. What do I say to her?
Yesterday the 10-year-old daughter of a friend of mine asked me when I thought her mum should allow her to have Instagram. The first thing I did was…Read More
The List part 2: resources for tween and teenage boys
First up – if you’re looking for my resources list for teenage GIRLS. Click here. So. Houston, we have a problem. Go searching for inspiring, uplifting books, websites…Read More
The List: My go-to resources for tween and teen girls …
Here it is. My go-to list. (If you’re looking for my list of resources for teenage BOYS click here) I feel like so many parents are feeling anxious…Read More
"What advice do you have for us for Schoolies Week?"
Isn’t that a great question? A SMART QUESTION. Yesterday I was speaking to the Class of 2015 at Somerville House. So it was me and a room of 200…Read More
"I’m ugly. So how will I ever get a boyfriend?" [extract from Ask Me Anything (heartfelt answers to 65 anonymous questions from teenage girls)]
Define ‘ugly’ for me. Ugly in what way? Because let me tell you what ugly means to me. ‘Ugly’ is someone who is racist or homophobic or sexist.…Read More