Musings: Parenting teenagers

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Prepare well for exams – but still have a life!

Jess can’t seem to get down to her revision.  Her teachers know that she is a capable student who has the potential to do well, but at this rate she’s not going to do as well as she could.  Jess finds revision boring and Facebook so much more attractive.  It’s not that she wants to […]

Posted on 12 February 2015
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Parenting girls
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Trusted teen

What if you could really trust that your teen was going to turn out all right? How would your life be different?  And hers? How many stressful conversations would be avoided if you weren’t trying to alter the behaviour of your teen? How much better would your relationship be then? Might that not have a […]

Posted on 10 July 2014
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Junk food battles

Many teens like to eat junk. Here are some of the reasons that they like to eat junk: You don’t want them to eat junk! Their bodies are changing rapidly and they just don’t know how to get the increased nutrients they need. Junk food requires no effort. Junk food is full of sugar and […]

Posted on 6 May 2014
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Parenting girls

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Coping Well with Exam Stress

Exams are on the way – for some it’s important exams – but actually for many students every exam feels important at the time. Parents want to help, but the trouble is that a lot of the best tips for managing exam stress sound incredibly like the nagging we may have been doing for years […]

Posted on 17 April 2014
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Films are a great way of raising issues

You want to inspire your daughter to be all that she can be, films can be a great catalyst. You want to communicate something, find a film and use that as a springboard for talking. When you can’t get a teen to talk – this can be a way in. Here is a list of […]

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Posted on 12 December 2013
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