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The Parent & Teen Toolbox

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 your level best in avoiding.


In this episode, I identify the 12 Toxic Characters and their behaviors that might cause you problems.
Better still I am offering suggestions on how to deal with these people and how to diffuse certain situations.


Toxic individuals can bring out the worst in us - but also they can have an adverse effect on our wellbeing and mental health - and that’s not OK.


12 Toxic Characters :

1. The Drama Queen
2. The Doom & Gloom Monger
3. The Time Lord
4. Mr / Mrs (Always) Right
5. The Worry Wort
6. The Victim
7. The Drainer & Complainer
8. The Naysayer & Hater
9. The Petulant Child
10. The Gossip Monger
11. The Social Leap-Frogger
12. The Judger

Here is the Reframing Exercise that I mentioned :


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




* 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 can get you out of many sticky situations :


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