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The Parent & Teen Toolbox

Dec 29, 2020

Today’s Headline : 

Covid poses 'greatest threat to mental health since the 

second world war'

UKs leading psychiatrist predicts the impact will be felt for years after the pandemic ends

(Source Guardian : 28th December 2020)


So, Christmas is done and dusted and the New Year is just around the corner - this...

Dec 22, 2020

For many of us, Christmas is going to be a smaller affair this year. This might come as a relief for many of you … perhaps you now have the excuse to avoid certain toxic people in your circle.


But for others, this might pose a problem … because you are now going to be in closer proximity with someone you’ve done...

Dec 15, 2020

2020 hasn’t been much fun, has it?


So now Christmas is almost here, it’s understandable that we want to crack open a bottle or two and let our hair down.


BUT - how do we address the issues of alcohol with our teenagers, without sounding like a nag - or worse still a hypocrite?


In this episode, I discuss the...

Dec 8, 2020

This is a topic close to my heart.


Many teen girls I speak with are struggling with unkindness from their peers - from their friends. Funnily enough, they don’t call it bullying - and yet that’s exactly what it is.


Bullying is all about exerting control over someone and making them feel crap.


In this episode,...

Dec 1, 2020

In this episode we are talking about the developmental stages that our children go through on their path towards adulthood; and why the teenage years can often be so turbulent.


Invariably when we are dealing with teenagers we find ourselves being ‘triggered’ by their behavior - and Jacci explains why this is more...