Tag Archives: children

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

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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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2014 dates for Building Resilient Teenagers workshops in Ruishton

UPDATE: You can now book your place on the workshops and 10% discount if you book before 10 January: To book workshop on 1 February, Ruishton, Somerset I am very excited!  Finally getting some dates in the diary for 2014 … Continue reading

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Letting your children go… why is it so hard!

Yesterday we dropped Sophie off at University, she wants to be a teacher, it is all she has wanted to do since she was 5 years old and I hope she will be an amazing teacher. Over the last 4 … Continue reading

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Facebook and friendships…

Facebook and friendships, an interesting combination. Great opportunities for catching up with friends, networking and organising get-togethers, however, parents need to be aware of the potential pitfalls and make sure their teenagers are aware of the risks and don’t do … Continue reading

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Next Surviving Teenagers Programme now booked!

I have had very exciting couple of weeks and my first Surviving Teenagers Programme is now fully booked. So the next Programme is now booked and will start on Thursday 25 April, 7:30 PM-9:30 PM in Creech St Michael Village … Continue reading

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Why nagging teenagers to tidy their bedroom doesn’t work…

If only….a tidy room  Nagging teenagers is a bit like trying to drive a mini through the Somerset floods… it results in a breakdown. We know nagging doesn’t work but we carry on regardless, winding up our teenager and stressing … Continue reading

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What do I know about teenagers?!

When Sophie was 11 I did start to freak out, age 5-11 was fine, as a mum I could manage that, however contemplating parenting from 11-16 was a different story.  My image of the typical teenager was scary and I … Continue reading

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