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Shut Up and Listen!

Shut Up and Listen!

“Don’t just hear out your child. Listen to them.” So do you know what's going on in your child's world? Do you know what their favourite colour is? Are you paying attention? I think the thing is that, as a very busy parent or a carer or guardian or grandparent, it's...

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How to Build Better Relationships : RAPPORT

How to Build Better Relationships : RAPPORT

“Communication is the key, but creating Rapport is more powerful still.”  It is not impossible that throughout the course of your day, you can talk to and interact with, so many different people. But the question is, who are you building meaningful connections with?...

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Open Letter : Dear Parent of a Struggling Teen

Open Letter : Dear Parent of a Struggling Teen

Dear Parent of a Struggling Child, It's hard isn't it? Watching your “baby” struggle. It's hard isn't it? Seeing your once, happy go lucky child, morph into a confused and anxious teenager; lashing out at any of your efforts to look after them. I know that you too...

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Helping Your Child Manage Their Feelings

Helping Your Child Manage Their Feelings

Do you know what I think when a young person comes to me seeking my help? "What a massive waste." Now don't get me wrong – I am not judging – and I'm certainly not apportioning blame. But it saddens me that these young people aren't fulfilling their ambitions and...

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Bullying : 10 ways to Support your Child

Bullying : 10 ways to Support your Child

Today - Monday 7th October - is National Bullying Awareness Day. So let’s do just that - draw attention to the issue of bullying. ❓Do you know how to recognise the signs? ❓Do you know, with certainty, what your child is dealing with at the minute. ❓Would you know if...

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The Importance of Finding Your People

The Importance of Finding Your People

  “When someone can be trusted to see who you are and want what's best for you, no matter your official relationship, they are family.” Do you have people in you life like this? Do you have people - or even a person - that you trust enough to open up to? Feels...

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Staying Connected with your College Student.

Staying Connected with your College Student.

Surviving the transition from home life to living in University / College can be a bit of an ordeal for both parents and teenagers.Will they eat enough?Will they make friends?Will they turn their whites pink?Or, God forbid - what happens if they can’t cope...

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Parents : 5 Tips for Surviving the Summer

Parents : 5 Tips for Surviving the Summer

When I say "JULY" ... What does that image conjure up for you?  (Let me know in the comments) July for me suggests :  ✔️Family holidays : Laughter and fun ... not always sunshine - because as a child, our holidays were a fortnight in Wales; where sunshine...

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Asking for help doesn’t make us bad people.

Asking for help doesn’t make us bad people.

For the first part of 2019 - I was really struggling - and it hurt. I know, I know - you might think it’s unwise for someone (who offers support and advice to others) to admit that they haven’t got it ALL together. But let me tell you something - this is...

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Screen Guidelines for Parents

Screen Guidelines for Parents

So! School's Out!It also appears that the summer might have finally made an appearance - which in the UK is a bonus! Our kids are now free to kick off their shoes and relax. However, there are many parents who are complaining that the summer holidays have...

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