Resources for tween and teen girls
Look For The Glitter …
Look for the glitter. That’s what I tell my kids every morning in the car when I’m dropping them at school. Look for the glitter in the day.…Read More
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
High School is all about Five Minute Moments: If you’re being bullied, don’t give up.
Sunday nights are hard. They’re especially hard knowing you have to go back to school the next day. But there is hope. We can see High School as…Read More
High School is all about Five Minute Moments: Don’t be a bully
High School is all about Five Minute Moments. In those moments, you get to decide what kind of person you want to be. Which path will you take?…Read More
Backstabbing, eyerolls and exclusion: the bully tactics favoured by girls
In 1988, when I was fifteen, a classmate had her personal diary stolen out of her school bag, photocopied and taped up on the walls of the senior…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