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Heir raising

How to raise both sexes when you are only one. By Siri Arti

Concious Parenting

The girl

I have raised a girl, and she made it to womanhood. It was tumultuous to say the least and we haven’t given up our annual ticket to the roller coaster just yet. The foundation has been laid, and other than offer support, and a little pr oblem solving, I think I’ve done my job. It was far from simple, but mostly I could relate. Periods, fluctuating moods, thinking boys were smelly and then suddenly loving that smell... I related to it all. Later on, we explored self-loathing, peer group drama, body image issues and again, I How to raise both sexes when you are only one. By Siri Arti Heir raising could check that box. She moved into an experimental music phase, I loved it. She fell in love with a boy; I did too. She started asking questions of a deeper existence, I took her to a shamanic sisterhood circle. It may not have been easy, but it fitted, and each step of the way, I remembered my own adolescence, even things that had been long forgotten. We cuddled, watched rom coms and had ‘period days’. I made it. I successfully raised a girl.

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Welcome to the November issue of OM Yoga & Lifestyle magazine, the UK’s best-loved yoga read. We’ve got an incredible 164 pages of amazing yoga for you this month, featuring everything from practical tips and instruction on the mat through to anatomy, meditation and spiritual yoga insight. There really is something for everyone. And it’s not just about doing yoga either, it’s about living yoga as well. Inside, you’ll also find healthy eating recipes, new foods and other products, plus yoga fashion and travel and retreat ideas to keep you inspired on and off the mat. Let OM magazine fuel your practice this month, it’s the complete magazine for all things yoga, health and wellness. Namaste.