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The Parent & Teen Toolbox

Dec 14, 2021

10 Pointers to Create a Happier Home

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” - And yet I am seeing more young people than ever looking for for support.

Many kids are finishing school for the holidays, relieved that there is some sort of respite from the chaos in their minds ( and lives ).
On the flip side, many students are returning home for Christmas exhausted and emotionally rung out.

How can parents try to create a happier home for their kids and bring back the cheer and frivolity that Christmas ought to guarantee.

To be honest - it’s not really about tinsel and gift laden stockings … its about going back to basics.

In this episode I discuss 10 Pointers to Create a Happier Home

1. Teamwork makes the dream work
2. Self Care
3. Family Stories ( good and bad )
4. Do new things
5. Be flexible
6. Have some fun
7. Equality wins
8. Spend quality time together
9. Agree consequences
10. Regulate negative emotions

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

Resources Mentioned in this episode :

📍Family POW-WOW :


* 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.

Details of all further podcasts can be found on my website :

Please also have a look at my YouTube channel for additional support.

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Music Credits : MBB :