Raising teen girls can be a little hairy at times, and a little bit scary too... but not to fear, this episode we'll be giving you the low down on parenting teen girls.
From body image and self esteem, to dating and 'the sex talk' to teen girls finding their own scene of self and more right here on Pregnancy Birth and Beyond Radio.
If you have a preteen or teen daughter or if you have ever been a teen girl yourself, this episode will enlighten you and leave you a little more prepared and inspired for the joys and challenges of raising teens... we don't waste anytime here getting right to the core of it. Yes, 'the sex talk' matters and perhaps you will be a little surprised at what we discover. Helping our teen daughters find their own sense of identity, including giving the space for them to discover their own sexual identity while maintaining trust and healthy boundaries with you the parents.
The three ways mothers most influence your daughter according to Steve Biddulph from his book Raising Girls; one, you as a role model. The way you care for others and yourself, they was you deal with your own challenges, ups and downs, mishaps and successes all influence they way your daughter will in turn hers. Second, the living sharing of family values, keeping of agreements. While your daughter may roll her eyes or blow you off... she is more likely to show up for her friends according to the family values imparted upon her. And thirdly, the other women you bring into her life. What friends you bring into the home and into her life will influence her sense of what it is to be a woman.
Yet, it is not only mothers who have a huge influence on their daughters, fathers too play an equally significant role. Fathers are a daughters first significant male relationship, role model of man and what his role is in a relationship.
Listen to find out more.
Make sure you catch the last 10minutes (at 28 minutes in) of the podcast in which Tamar Ben-Hur performs her piece from the 'Vagina Conversations' Byron Bay 2017 titled 'In Relationship' not to be missed with the opening line "My vagina had a near death experience"
Our guests for this episode include the creator of Girl Wisdom, Gabrielle Goldklang. Gabrielle has been supporting teens in varied roles, classes, workshops to connect with themselves, their hearts and each other as they grow into young women. Gabrielle brings her extensive wisdom and insights as to what teen girls are saying they want and feel.
Tamar Ben-Hur is a couples relationship therapist who works with couples wanting to create deeper connections with each other. Tamar and her partner have been married for 25 years and is the mother of a 16 year old daughter and her son who is 13. Tamar shares with us from both her professional background and from her first hand experience as a mother of a teen daughter.
Produced and hosted by Lara Martin.
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