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Oh, well, identification with mythical icons is perfectly typical of your age group. It's a classic adolescent response to the pressures of incipient adulthood.
―Sheila Rosenberg[src]

Sheila Rosenberg was a resident of Sunnydale and mother of Willow Rosenberg.[1]


Sheila lived in Sunnydale with her husband Ira and her daughter Willow. On many occasions, Sheila displayed a serious disconnect with Willow's personal life, such as not knowing the name of her daughter's best friend, whom she referred to as "Bunny" instead of Buffy.[1]

In 1999, Sheila succumbed to the powers of a demon who incited bigotry. Developing a mistrust and hatred towards witchcraft, Sheila joined Joyce's group Mothers Opposed to the Occult. During this time, Willow told her mother she was a witch and dating a guitarist.[1]

Sheila, Joyce, and the other parents of Sunnydale attempted to burn Willow, Buffy, and Amy at the stake. However, Giles broke the spell in time, and Buffy slayed the demon. Sheila forgot the incident soon afterward, but she did remember her daughter's boyfriend.[1]

When Willow came out as a lesbian in college, Sheila was proud of her daughter, believing that she was making a political statement. However, she had little contact with Willow's girlfriend Tara, and the novelty of her homosexuality soon wore off.[2]


Sheila was highly intelligent and led her life as a very logically focused individual. She used terminology and made many references to the area of child psychology/development and problematic adolescent behavior. Despite Sheila's knowledge, her negligence with her only child was evident and poignant in Willow's life.[1]

According to Willow, Sheila and her husband didn't even bicker, although they glared sometimes.[3]

Sheila didn't celebrate Thanksgiving or Columbus Day, which represented the destruction of the indigenous peoples.[4]

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