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The Parent & Teen Toolbox

May 12, 2020

In this episode, I am giving you some pointers on how to Combat Sibling Rivalry.
You’ll never be able to stop the quarrels and the arguments between the kids - and nor should you. Sibling Rivalry is a natural way for your child to learn what is acceptable behavior (and what’s not) - and how best to connect with people.


Home is a safe environment for your child to learn the unwritten rules of relationships.


My 12 Pointers are :

1. Remove Your Own Emotions & Ego - Your feelings don’t come into this!
2. No Favourites - This upsets the already fragile balance.
3. Be Fair - You don’t have to be equal.
4. Avoid Comparisons & Labels - These can have a lasting effect.
5. Spot the Triggers - To help diffuse explosive situations before they happen.
6. Group Family Fun - Make time to be Together.
7. Spend 1-2-1 time with each child - They NEED your attention.
8. Observe the Conflict - Pick Your Battles.
9. Have a Family Pow-Wow - Where everyone has a voice.
10. Manage Expectations - So everyone understands the boundaries.
11. Intervene if Necessary - This goes without saying.
12. Act as a Team - Be one another’s role models.

We find ourselves in strange times at the minute. Parenting is very different.
Globally, many countries are in lockdown, in a bid to ‘Beat The Coronavirus’.
I have decided to start this podcast with a COVID-19 Series where I support parents throughout this time. This episode helps you if you are raising teenagers.
Here, I offer you support and suggestions, helping you to cope with family life at home.

I have some handouts that accompany this series and it can be downloaded from my website: 


Anxiety levels are understandable, heightened in this current climate.

My Anxiety course provides you with support by

✔️ Recognising the triggers
Understanding Anxiety - and why we don’t want to get rid of it altogether

Learning a couple of techniques to help you stop a panic attack in its tracks
How as a parent, you can support your anxious child


For a 25% saving: Please use the code: MYSAVING25 at checkout. (Valid till end of May 2020)

If you or your child are struggling with your emotions at the minute - then I have a great online course that introduces you to 7 different breathing exercises that a can get you out of many sticky situations :


For a 25% saving: Please use the code: MYSAVING25 at checkout. (Valid till end of May 2020)

Details of all further podcasts can be found on my website :

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