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The Parent & Teen Toolbox

Jun 30, 2020

As our children approach adulthood, they are so desperate to gain and develop their newfound independence - so the last thing they want is parental restrictions being thrust upon them to cramp their style!

BUT - in this fast-paced world - Boundaries are EXACTLY what our children need.


In this episode, I discuss...

Jun 23, 2020

Why it’s OK to let your child sleep in!


In this episode, I talk about the importance of sleep.


How teenagers have a different sleep cycle than parents and why it’s important for us to adjust to this.


16 million adults say that they have sleep problems - so I offer some suggestions on how to reduce the stress...

Jun 16, 2020

“There’s nothing to look forward to.”

“ There’s no end in sight.”

“I’m stuck in a rut.”

Does any of this sound familiar?


When we don’t have anything to look forward to we can feel discouraged and despondent. Every day feels like Groundhog Day.


In this episode, I talk about the importance of...

Jun 9, 2020

There is so much unrest at the moment following the death of George Floyd - a black man who died from asphyxiation whilst in police custody because a white police officer knelt on his neck for 9 minutes.


Understandably there is anger and protests are appearing across the globe.


In this episode, I give guidance to...

Jun 2, 2020

In this episode, I talk about how to communicate with a teenager who doesn’t really want to talk to you.


When teenagers are in the home - communication suddenly takes on a different form!


Perhaps the only communication going on at the moment is yelling and door slamming. It’s not unusual.


Maybe there is...