Tag Archives: Family

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Surviving holidays with teenagers…

Thinking about holidays sitting here in the warm sunshine, here are tips 3, 4 & 5 for surviving holidays with teenagers: 3. A couple of weeks before you go, have a family meeting to talk about the holiday. Allow each … Continue reading

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