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APP : TEEN Toolbox

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Whoop! Whoop! IT’S HERE! My New APP : The TEEN Toolbox … and it’s FREE Go to your App Store and search for :   TEEN Toolbox   You will be asked for your email address – so that I can keep you up to date with offers and updates. Please also say YES to Push Notifications. Your details will be kept confidential. Sometimes there is so much going on in our lives that we cannot work out which way is up….

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The TEEN Toolbox

By | 2017, App | No Comments

COMING SOON! My New APP : The TEEN Toolbox Sometimes there is so much going on in our lives that we cannot work out which way is up. All too often I hear parents saying … “I just don’t know where my happy child has gone” Teenagers tell me … “I don’t know why I am feeling this way – but I just want it to stop.”   This is why I created my App. It is designed to Equip Parents and Teenagers…

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How to ACE Your Fears

By | 2017, Coping Strategies, FEAR | No Comments

What is Fear Exactly? There are 2 types of Fear : 1. Physical Fear : The Fight or Flight fear is the one that we are able to recognise all too easily. Examples are – the fear of deep water or heights. This is the fear that protect you from ‘harm’ – it’s your survival instinct. The warning signs are, tightening of the chest, quickening of the breath and that sense of panic. 2. Emotional Fear : These fears are…

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What’s Christmas all about?

By | 2016, Christmas, Family | No Comments

In my live Facebook broadcast earlier this week I mentioned how I hadn’t been feeling festive, and how the Christmas Spirit hadn’t quite found me … There were a number of reasons for this, the main one being : I am an “empty nester” and don’t really need to go to all the effort of decorating the house; which in previous years has resembled Santa’s Grotto. Having grown up kids, denies you the luxury of nativity plays, letters to Santa,…

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Have an Action Mental Healthy Christmas!

By | 2016, Action Mental Health, charity, Christmas, justgiving, mental health | No Comments

  Dear Family and Friends   As in previous years, we have decided not to send Christmas Cards. We have opted to give to charity instead – and this year our donation is being made to Action Mental Health. My work brings me into contact with many people who have mental health issues – and as a result I see how this affects their lives and their family’s lives on a daily basis. When one person in the family is struggling…

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Worried about your Teen?

20 things to AVOID when you’re Parenting a Teenager

By | 2016, Adolescence, Parenting, Teenage Advice, Teenager, Tweens | 2 Comments

As our children grow up everything starts to change. No sooner do we start feeling confident that we have this ‘parenting-lark’ sussed – that the goalposts start changing. Here are some pointers that will help you embark on the next stage, ( as your child embarks upon adolescence, ) with less trepidation. 1. Avoid All The Negative Hype : What irritates me beyond belief is all the negative press that teenagers seem to get. “They are rude, selfish, self-absorbed’ individuals.”…

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36 Tips for my Younger Self

By | 2016, Adolescence, Teenage Advice | No Comments

I regularly talk about my feelings of inadequacy that often plagued me during the years whilst I was a teenager. In fact many of these feelings carried on through to my adult life. But let’s face it – I am not alone. Many people are unable to resolve those old childhood emotions of low self worth. Do not mistake the fact that just because many of us feel bad about ourselves, that we must have had a tortuous childhood. This…

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Is your Child being bullied?

By | 2016, Adolescence, Bullying, Parenting, Teenager | No Comments

October is Bullying Prevention Month. “1 out 4 kids is bullied.” “43% fear harassment in the school changing rooms / toilets.” “80% of the time an argument with a bully ends up with a physical fight.” What is Bullying? If your child is being made to feel sad and miserable by someone else – then I believe that’s bullying. Whether it’s physical, verbal or cyber-bullying – I believe strongly that something needs to be done to stop this intimidation. In…

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3 steps to improve your Self-Esteem

By | 2016, Coping Strategies, self esteem | No Comments

Ever felt like a fraud and that you don’t belong ? Perhaps you feel that you’re not clever enough / funny enough / knowledgeable enough / old enough … Blah – Blah – Blah. Basically, these fears are self-doubt; which is a lack of self-esteem. The good news is, that if this is causing you problems – then you can fix it. What is Self-Esteem ? Many, confuse self-esteem with self-confidence; but it is way more than just confidence. Confidence…

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Depression does not define you

By | 2016, Depression, Uncategorized | No Comments

A friend of mine was hosting a number of young people recently who were visiting for a 21st birthday party. At breakfast the following day, the students were openly chatting about hangovers, relationships and many topics relevant to their generation. Eventually the conversation moved towards their state of mind. What truly shocked and saddened me when I heard this recount, was that a vast majority of these party-goers were currently being prescribed anti-depressants. When I mentioned this in a later…

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