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The Parent & Teen Toolbox

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 to do with the parent rather than the child!


Jacci discusses - what she calls - “Middle of the Road Parenting” and why it’s necessary to not expect too much from ourselves or our children.

Jacci is a psychotherapist and coach who specializes in helping families, parents, and individuals better understand how their thoughts impact their reality. She has over 30 years of experience in working with children and families, her career started as a nursery nurse working in both mainstream and EBD schools.
In 2004 Jacci began a fostering career that lasted 13 years. Fostering mainly teenagers with complex needs prompted her to go on to train in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. More recently Jacci has included coaching using ‘The 3 Principles’ in her private practice based in Coppull, Lancashire.

Jacci offers support through her Parent-Plus page on Facebook as well as having a podcast all-around mental health called Living Life Being Human.


Jacci is a mum of three, her eldest son is now 33, her daughter is 31 and her youngest is 16, she also has an amazing boisterous two and a half-year-old grandson who teaches her something new every day.



* 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.”

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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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