Category Archives: Teenagers

7 Ways To Prepare Your Child For The New School Year

  7 Ways To Prepare Your Child For The New School Year The summer holidays are coming to an end and the first day back at school is nearing. You may have mixed feelings about this in your household – you may have loved having your children home but are also happy for them to […]

Parent Coaching For A Happy Family

  In the same way that you would get a mechanic to fix your car’s engine, you can get an expert to coach you with your parenting towards a happy family. It is a skill that can be learned and we often call on a trusted expert to help us along the way. I sometimes […]

8 Ways For Parents To Deal With “Present Pressure”

At Christmas, your children might be putting “present pressure” on you – i.e. asking for specific gifts that you may not be able to afford, that you find inappropriate or are not willing to buy for any other reason. “Pester power” i.e. your child pestering you for weeks about what they want, is making it […]

6 Ways To Handle Your Children’s Demands At Christmas

As a parent, of course you want to make Christmas magical for your children. Problems arise only when you give into your children’s demands that are beyond your means. Just look at the children’s reactions in this video from Jimmy Kimmel where parents tell their children they ate all their Halloween candy. Similar stressful reactions can […]

Transitions In Life: From Trump & Brexit To You & Your Child

The world is going through a huge transition. In the US, letting go of Obama and taking on Trump! In the UK, letting go of being in the EU and standing alone. In our own lives, letting go of our comfort zone and taking on new ideas and challenges.   We all go through transitions like this […]

Keeping Safe on the Internet

The internet was meant to be a useful resource and it is sometimes being used to spread hate. In my line of work, both as ex-teacher and now psychotherapist, you can read about my concern with how online behaviour is altering relationships offline here, but I help with mental health issues such as lowering of […]

Mindfulness in Business

I’ve just come home from an amazing panel discussion organised by Enterprise Desk, entitled ‘Mindfulness in Business’.  I was grateful to have been a guest on this panel because mindfulness and meditation are things I practice, feel comfortable with and want to see included on the school curriculum. Enterprise Desk hosted the event. It is […]