Tag Archives: Adolescence

We all need more encouragement… particularly after a tough week

Some weeks are just harder than others and this one hasn’t been great… at the moment I am living through GCSE stress as well as actively supporting a daughter who is doing her NQT year as a Y3 teacher, however … Continue reading

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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

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Building our teenagers’ self-esteem (session 2) on Monday 27 April, 6:30 – 7:45PM, Heathfield Community School

In this session, I will be focusing on helping our teenagers to learn to fail well – if we are going to have resilient teenagers, they need to learn how to cope well with failure. We all have a perception … Continue reading

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My love bombing day with my daughter…

Love bombing as I discovered was easier to recommend to parents than necessarily doing myself!  At the last Managing Behaviour 2 session at Heathfield School I recommended “love bombing” as a way of building a more positive relationship with your … Continue reading

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The NAGGING index!

Consistency, consistency, consistency is one of the keys to successfully parenting pre-teen/teenager’s so why is it so hard… In an ideal world, where pressures and stress don’t exist and, as parents, we have an unlimited supply of energy and determination, … Continue reading

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Understanding why teenagers behave the way they do!

There is a session for Year 7 parents at Heathfield Community School on Monday 20 October, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM. I am going to do a quick talk on “Why teenagers behave the way they do!” followed by an open question and … Continue reading

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Free to be me…! a workshop for mums

“Free to be me…!” is a workshop for mums  on Saturday 4 October, 9:30 AM-1 PM in Ruishton. This workshop is for all busy mums of children at any age who spend their time juggling their own lives as well as … Continue reading

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For mums, it is the small things in life…

Thank goodness the new school bag arrived this morning, I now have one happy teenage daughter who is now looking forward to going back to school so she can show it off to her friends. I would say it was … Continue reading

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I want my children to be happy…

Ask any parent what they want for their children, the majority will say something about wanting them to be happy. But, what is happiness? Where does it come from and what influences it? I have been trying to answer the … Continue reading

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Let’s do something different for parents of teenagers

I love being part of a Ladies Business Action Group, we all have small start-up businesses and meet once a month on the Blackdown Hills. I look forward to it every month, but why? These ladies are so encouraging, every … Continue reading

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