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The Parent & Teen Toolbox

Nov 30, 2021

Face-to-face bullying is on the decrease which is great news … BUT cyberbullying is rife. The worse thing is that it is usually anonymous - which is doubly unsettling.


The bullying statistics are alarming.


A while back Guardian recently reported that more than half of children aged 11 to 16 have been bullied about the way they look, with 40% targeted at least once a week, research has found.
More than half (53%) of young people who experienced bullying based on their appearance said they had become anxious as a result and 29% had become depressed. One in 10 said they had had suicidal thoughts and 9% that they had self-harmed …


and the figures are still rising.


Many parents are able to understand “in-person” bullying, from their own experiences so they are better prepared to support their children who are under fire.


However, the goalposts have changed since we were youngsters and thanks to the advancement in technology the bullies can now hide behind their anonymity … enter the new phenomenon Cyber Bullying.


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

Resources Mentioned in this episode :

📍How to Cope with Bullying :

📍How to Cope with Cyber-Bullying :

📍Power Poses : Looking more confident :

📍BOX Breathing : Calming Yourself Down :



* 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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