Looking back at my youth, there are many things I wish I had the courage to do differently. There are many things I wished my parents handled in a different way as well. But how can I blame them. Parenting class 101 doesn't exist. They didn't have the resource of internet to seek advice on. … Continue reading Bullying and Your Role as a Parent
Each year in February and June, school would organize "sports day". An event which would keep me nervous all year. Sport at school wasn't about becoming healthy. It was about competition. If you weren't good at it, you'd never be acknowledged. Not just by your classmates. By teachers too. June was worse than February. The … Continue reading When adults don’t think about consequences
When we got a house in the Netherlands, the family who lived there before, left a large bag with stuffed animals. Anything from a blue teddy bear and purple elephant to a pink mouse and a green snake. I loved them all. All the toys got names and birthdays several times a year. I was … Continue reading The child in me
Do you have a role model? Your parents, Bill gates, the "business woman of the year"? If you ask teenage girls, there is a high chance they'd refer to an artist. They make funky music, hair is always on fleek and they wear the perfect clothes to show their "perfect" body. Recently I involved myself … Continue reading I’m 13 and I know a lot more than you think
Ah, Fall seasons. The time when all the hipsters are sipping their Pumpkin Spice Latte. Wearing their skinny pants and oversized glasses. 14 year olds who think they're drinking coffee, but actually are only consuming calories. I started drinking coffee by the age of 16 when I was visiting my grandparents in Bosnia. The usual … Continue reading Does the type of coffee you drink say something about your personality?
Why did we as a child felt a desperate need to become an adult? What seemed so fun about it? For a girl the initial Adult Moment, is often considered to be the first "monthly party". My mum might have thought it was a magical moment, but all I remember was a huge amount of … Continue reading Way to adulthood