Tag Archives: parenting

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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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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Surviving revision, exams and the stressed teenager!

At this time of year, I get out and polish those necessary skills we parents need at exam time i.e. the ability to walk on eggshells. I have every sympathy with parents whose teenagers are preparing for any type of … 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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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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