With holiday season busyness, I’m a couple days late with this. Guessing you understand.
Dec 16 was Jane Austen’s 243rd birthday. Her novels changed literature by focusing on everyday people rather than heroes and gods. They are still excellent reading for everyone interested in human nature with all its foibles. They’re favorites with me and my daughters!
This week I’m recommending one exceptional yearlong series of articles and resources related to raising strong girls. I hope they’re helpful to you and your girl, too! They’re great starting points for listening conversations with her.
Sara Israelson-Hartley and Lois Collins of the Deseret News anchored the entire series on teen anxiety. Their reporting and writing have notably unusual depth, lack of sensationalism, understanding, nuance and many practical resources, compared to most news coverage of child anxiety. It includes so much help it’s like reading a book on the topic. Congratulations are due to everyone who worked on it! It will take some time, but I recommend reading the whole series linked here:
And two outstanding wrapup pieces published a few days ago:
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See you next Friday, same time, same place.
Nancy Gruver, Founder
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As a person with anxiety myself, I really appreciate it when people try to help others with anxiety and try to have more people understand anxiety, how to spot it, and how to remedy it. All in all, this is a very nice post and I hope you have a wonderful whatever holiday you celebrate!