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Tired of Nagging Your Teenager?

Tired of Nagging Your Teenager?

Are you sick and tired of sounding like a cracked record? Do you feel that you are saying the same things to your kids - and yet nobody’s listening? How else are they going to remember to do stuff - if you don’t keep reminding them … and yet you feel that you are...

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How to Help a Child with an Eating Disorder

How to Help a Child with an Eating Disorder

Since COVID has been a thing - I have seen a marked increase in the number of parents seeking support for their children with eating disorders. The problems arise when the child sees the eating disorder as the solution rather than the problem. In this episode, I...

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Helping Your Child Find Their Ideal Path featuring Oie Dobier

Helping Your Child Find Their Ideal Path featuring Oie Dobier

We were brought up at a different time. The world has changed - and as a result, many parents struggle to help guide their child through the myriad of decisions they are expected to make in order to find their way onto the “correct career path.” These decisions are...

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Don’t Blame The Smartphones!

Don’t Blame The Smartphones!

We berate our teens for being addicted to their screens. We complain that our kids are unable to sit still or get their homework done. And yet, I believe that they are a product of the environment that we have created for them. We can’t just blame smartphones here....

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Can 2021 Make You A Better Parent?

Can 2021 Make You A Better Parent?

I’m not one for this “New Year - New You” nonsense … it puts us under so much pressure to do better and achieve more. But what I do advocate is grabbing the learnings from the life that we live - and from that determining whether we continue as we are doing, or change...

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Minimising Conflict at Home this Christmas

Minimising Conflict at Home this Christmas

Presents need wrapped ( in my case some haven’t arrived yet!) - Relatives are coming home ( well, at least you hope they are ) - Turkeys need stuffed - AND Covid is still here. Nerves are understandably frayed. No wonder we are at the end of our tether and taking our...

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You Are Only As Happy As Your Saddest Child

You Are Only As Happy As Your Saddest Child

10 Pointers to Create a Happier Home “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” - And yet I am seeing more young people than ever looking for for support. Many kids are finishing school for the holidays, relieved that there is some sort of respite from the chaos in...

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Self Harm is Not Attention Seeking

Self Harm is Not Attention Seeking

Self Harm amongst young children has doubled in the last 6 years. This makes for unsettling reading for any parent. For many, this topic can be terribly scary as they themselves have little first hand experience of self-harm; resulting in many parents approaching the...

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Overcome Bullying : Top Tips for Parents

Overcome Bullying : Top Tips for Parents

Face-to-face bullying is on the decrease which is great news … BUT cyberbullying is rife. The worse thing is that it is usually anonymous - which is doubly unsettling. The bullying statistics are alarming. A while back Guardian recently reported that more than half of...

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