Author Archives: Ruth James

About Ruth James

I am a mum with 3 teenage daughters who is running and organising the Surviving Teenagers workshops locally - these are ideal for parents with children aged 10 - 18yrs.

Surviving maths GCSE!

I have every sympathy with parents of teenagers struggling to revise maths GCSE,  I feel your pain… So, I  thought you might be interested  something I have found helpful, Corbett maths cards.  These cards are great,  there is 1 card per topic … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Building your teenager’s self esteem!

I am looking forward to the next sessions for parents at Heathfield Community School, Taunton. This sessions will be in the staffroom from 6:30 PM-7:45 PM when we will be looking  Monday 27 March: Building your teenager’s self-esteem This session … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Looking forward to visiting Perrott Hill School, Crewkerne

I am looking forward to visiting Perrott Hill School, Crewkerne  in January to run the first of 2 workshops on “Building a positive relationship with your pre-teen/teenager” This workshop will help parents to understand: Why your pre-teen/teenager behaves the way … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Keys to managing your pre-teen/teenager’s behaviour

  I thoroughly enjoyed the last session I did at Heathfield Community School, Taunton, when we looked at how to communicate with teenagers so teenagers will listen! We had a very helpful discussion and concluded that the next session should … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Invitation for parents to workshop on “Understanding why teenagers behave the way they do!”

The next workshop for parents whose children go to Heathfield School, Taunton is on Monday 26 September, 6:30 PM-7:45 PM. At this session I will give you insights into why teenagers behave the way they do, the development of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Why does my teenager never listen to me?!

“Learn to listen to hear rather than listen to reply” Now, therein lies my problem, I am basically quite an impatient person and often interrupt conversations because I’m bored or want the person to get the point or, reluctantly admit, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ideas for supporting your child as they move to Heathfield Community School

If had known then what I know now, the transition to Heathfield for my eldest daughter might have caused fewer anxious thoughts over the summer before she started. My children have enjoyed Heathfield  ( it was a real surprise to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Managing your child’s behaviour workshop on Monday 23 May, 6.15pm to 7.45pm at Heathfield School

We have had to rearrange the 2 managing behaviour sessions booked for April and May and combined them into this session which is open to all parents at Heathfield School as well as those parents whose children will be coming … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Rearranged – Workshops on ‘Managing Behaviour’ in April & May

The next 2 sessions at Heathfield School will focus on helping parents to manage their teenager’s behaviour: Managing behaviour 1 on Monday 18 April, 6:15 PM-7:30 PM  (Please note this workshop has moved from 14 March) This session will cover: … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Surviving homework, revision, exams and the stressed teenager!

This next session for parents whose children go to Healthfield School will be on Monday 29 February 6:15PM- 8PM *Please note that this session is slightly longer as we feel this topic is particularly important. Surviving homework, revision, exams and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment