Tag Archives: family life

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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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

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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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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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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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A personal letter to all mums from a mum!

Dear mums, Last Saturday I began listing all the pressures on mums today, by the time I got to 50 (from money worries, pressures on time, coping with school to worrying about our children not to mention “Facebook and the smug … 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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Secrets to successfully parenting teenagers!

My final workshop before the summer is ideal for parents of children aged 10 – 14 years. It will be on Saturday 14 June, Ruishton Village Hall, Ruishton 9:30 AM-4 PM BOOKING LINK This workshop will focus on preparing for … Continue reading

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What parents said about my Building Resilient Teenager’s workshop….

When I asked the parents who came along last Saturday what they would say to others about the workshop, they wrote: • Excellent! You can’t afford to miss this workshop, it will give you more confidence in parenting teenagers • … 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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