It’s half term so my daughter (12) and a close friend of hers (13) are both staying with my boyfriend and I in Manchester. The Girl suggested a trip into town with her friend – let’s call her Molly, and we’ll call my girl, Lara as that’s her name. When we suggested they might like … Continue reading Why are we more protective of daughters when our sons are far more likely to be victims of criminal violence?
The girl comes home from school her lip trembling. I ask her if she’s ok and she says she’s fine. We talk about school for a minute, then I repeat my question. She repeats her answer a little louder and shrugs to her room. The girl is just twelve but has become very private recently. … Continue reading That awful moment when you realise you can’t protect your child from pain and failure