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
Okay, so I’m going to start by quoting some figures: 1 in 4 people will have to stay off work this year due to mental health and 50% of long-term absenteeism is due to mental health issues. Now I know for some that might be surprising but for others, they will also add so what?… Read More Returning To Work After A Mental Health Diagnoses? What To Do Next?
Building trust in yourself is hard after any kind of abuse, it is something that requires patience with yourself and for you to purposefully go through the grieving process for everything that has happened and for things that will not happen either. It is important to realise you may have PTSD and to understand this.… Read More Rebuilding Trust In Yourself
What is stress? Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or threat, it’s the body’s defence mechanism kicking in. When it works properly it can help us stay focused, alert and energetic and cope with emergencies. So it will help you stay on your toes during a presentation or slam… Read More Understanding Stress And How We Can Reduce Stress In Our Life.
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?
One of the best things we can do as parents is helping our teens feel empowered. It isn’t easy if you already have a teen that is feeling depressed, anxious or despondent but never be afraid to as for help from your GP or local services. For me, empowering teens begins long before they reach… Read More How To Help Empower Your Teen