Remember, feeling guilty, fearful and worried as a parent is perfectly normal, everyone who is a parent (no matter how old your children get) will relate to your guilt, worry and fear. In this day of social media, we as parents are under greater pressure than ever before and everyone always seems to have an… Read More How To Not Feel Guilty As A Parent
First off, this post isn’t about infertility, it is about making the choice & choosing to live child-free as a couple. I’m going to state up front I feel this is a personal choice for anyone and one you need to discuss early on in your relationship for it to work out for you as… Read More Relationships: Choosing To Live Child-Free
Self-harm is a deliberate act of harming the surface of the body through cutting or burning but can also include destructive and dangerous behaviour such as misuse of alcohol or drugs. It is more common for people to think of self-harm as cutting and although any life-threatening injuries may occur, they are usually not intended… Read More What Is Self-Harm?
As I said in previous blogs in this series (start here) it’s the teen’s job now to move away from you and become independent adults. They can present with bizarre and sometimes unpredictable behaviour, some of this will be normal (and I hate this word “normal” as there is no such thing as normal) and some will… Read More Parenting Teens Part 4 Behaviour: What typical & what’s not?
Please note that the previous blogs in this series already give you some techniques that you will find useful here I didn’t want to repeat them below but check the out Week 1 Week 2 for more details. The negative mindset. To help with dealing with and helping teens deal with negativity we need to… Read More Parenting Teens Part 3 Dealing With Negativity
We talked last week about anger management in some small detail and modelling good anger management for your teen, this is hugely important if you wish your teen to be able to manage not just anger but all their emotions. I’ll talk today about firstly understanding how the teen’s brain is different from the adult… Read More Parenting Teens Part 2 Dealing With Anger
When I sat down to write this I ended up writing too much, so this is at present a 4 part series and I have to warn you this post is still long. I apologise in advance, but I would advise you to take your time in reading it maybe get a notebook out to… Read More Parenting Teens Part 1
Being a carer is a whole lot more than just looking after a family member, it’s a completely selfless act that comes from love and is done so willing by the person. But it also becomes an identity as many put their whole lives on hold and they also put their own mental and physical… Read More Starting Your Life Again After Being A Carer
A speech and language disorder is often first diagnosed at developmental check-ups. Children may not reach each expected developmental milestones (see below). These disorders impair a child’s functioning, and can if severe enough disrupt a child’s ability to communicate, they have especially serious consequences. In their most severe forms, it can be expected to persist… Read More Specific Speech And Language Disorder. How can you help your child?
Last week we discussed what Domestic Violence is and that it covers more than just physical abuse – emotional, financial and sexual abuse – it doesn’t care what level of education you have, nor how much money you have, your sexual orientation or gender. You can read that blog here. Today’s blog will discuss what your… Read More Domestic Violence: What to do If I want to leave? How to help a friend?