The Glennie School welcomed one of Australia’s most accomplished parenting authors, award-winning journalist Madonna King, to campus recently.
The bestselling author of Being 14 and Fathers and Daughters shared what parents need to know about their daughter’s shift from child to teenager – how she feels, what she thinks, what worries her and ‘what you can do to help’ tips.
Award-winning journalist, commentator and author Madonna King sought the counsel of 500 10-year-old girls, 1600 mothers, and 100 Year 5 school teachers for her new book, TEN-AGER.
Dozens of school principals, teen psychologists, doctors, researchers and female role models were also interviewed to provide a guide for parents caring for tween daughters ahead of adolescence.
Glennie parent Katrina Wood said that Madonna’s insights were both informative and encouraging.
“As a parent of an 8-year-old and a 12-year old, Madonna described the last two years with my now 12-year-old daughter – her likes, and dislikes, moods, friendship struggles and feelings are all real and felt by so many other girls her age.
“Madonna set my mind at ease – that we should not feel guilty about some of the decisions we make as parents.
“We are caring for and protecting our girls as best we can. I can’t wait to finish reading TEN-AGER!” Mrs Wood said.
The event was a huge success with over 150 parents attending to listen to Madonna’s advice.Jump to next article