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The Parent & Teen Toolbox

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 importance of having open conversations with our kids - sooner rather than later.


Of course, our children need to understand the challenges that drinking too much involves - but when we are in conversation with our kids - it helps to :

* Display Compassion and Understanding
* Set Exceptions
* Define the Ground Rules & Boundaries
* Avoid Judgement


I also give you a handy exercise that will help your teenager take back control if they find themselves in a tricky situation with friends.


Help strengthen your child’s resilience by showing them ways to build their self-confidence and their self-esteem with this 2 exercise:




* 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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Music Credits : MBB :