Tag: Parenting

Smart Girls: Success, School, and the Myth of Post-Feminism

Smart Girls: Success, School, and the Myth of Post-Feminism by Shauna Pomerantz and Rebecca Raby, University of California Press, 2017. The co-authors, professors of child and youth studies at Brock University, Ontario present the outcomes from a five year study of 57 girls and 17 boys from Canada, aged 12-17 years. The authors question “Are girls really taking over the world?” and if so … Read More Smart Girls: Success, School, and the Myth of Post-Feminism

The Mind Gut Connection by Emeran Mayer MD: Book Review

Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health by Emeran Mayer MD, explains the science behind the connection between our mind gut and digestive system. As someone who has a general interest in health, I found this book to be an interesting read, although I did ‘dip’ in and out of the book and at times … Read More The Mind Gut Connection by Emeran Mayer MD: Book Review

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Ageing Gracefully: Ideas Worth Exploring

To care for an ageing parent is any child’s privilege. Firstly we can return some of the love and nurturing that we received and secondly we can still enjoy this person in our lives and help our loved one in ageing gracefully. Certainly a privilege when you consider anyone who has lost a parent and grieve’s that loss. As I creep closer to 50 years … Read More Ageing Gracefully: Ideas Worth Exploring