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The Parent & Teen Toolbox

Sep 1, 2020

This is a solo episode by me.

I am having many parents contact me about coping with back to school anxieties.

Our kids are returning to school following 5 months of social distancing and homeschooling.

It is an uncertain time for many families; and many of our children are struggling.


I offer 10 Tips for Parents - to better deal with the Transition of Returning Back to School.


Notice the Changes in Your Child Behaviour
Focus on the relationship with your child - and not their grades
Understand the role of Anxiety
Make Regular check-ins (see the 3 Questions exercise below)
Your response to events is crucial to your child’s emotional resilience (E+R+O)
Tech is no longer the villain and destroyer it was once purported to be
Routine is King
Validate their feelings
Offer them problem-solving & coping strategies (see Breathing Strategies below)
Maintain Balance within the home.


* Three Questions to Ask Your Uncommunicative Child :

All too often parents say to me :

“My child won’t speak to me”
“I know something’s not quite right - but they won’t tell me what’s wrong.”

Well, I have a resource for you.

Download this FREE Resource : 📍

It will help you reconnect with your child quickly and easily; and in a way that will not drive them to their bedroom to avoid you!

* Breathing Through BIG Emotions :

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 :



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