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The Parent & Teen Toolbox

Jan 4, 2022

I’m not one for this “New Year - New You” nonsense … it puts us under so much pressure to do better and achieve more.

But what I do advocate is grabbing the learnings from the life that we live - and from that determining whether we continue as we are doing, or change our direction (if only a little bit).

As parents we need to lead by example - and show our kids that (when they grow up) life is still fun and worthwhile and to be lived to it’s fullest.

I offer some 25 pointers (give or take) that will help

1. Be comfortable with the discomfort
2. Slowing down is a sign of strength
3. Be a beacon of light
4. You are your first priority
5. We are all walking different paths
6. Nobody can do the pushups for you
7. Trust the experts
8. Friends matter greatly
9. Alone and Lonely are different
10. Start with Accepting yourself
11. Drop the SHOULDS
12. What brings you joy?
13. Practice gratitude
14. Be brave
15. Trust your gut
16. Surrender - Trust - Do not doubt
17. Do new things
18. Be Kind
19. Happiness is a choice
20. Allow time and space to heal
21. “You Do You”
22. Transparency is key
23. Change is inevitable
24. Hope Matters
25. Celebrate the wins

Want to know more? Then Grab a cuppa - and keep listening!


* Online Resources :

My Anxiety course provides you with support by :

✔️ Recognising the triggers
Understanding Anxiety - and why we don’t want to get rid of it all together
Learning a couple of techniques to help you stop a panic attack in it’s tracks
How as a parent, you can support your anxious child


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 :


* 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!


If you are looking for support at a deeper level for your child, then please book a call with me. Invariably they might only need a couple of sessions. But if we can give our kids the tools to improve their emotional wellbeing NOW - then you’re more likely to alleviate the longer term damage to their mental health.

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