Teenagers

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Comics are a Gateway to Creating Life-Long Readers

  When my son Will was little, he loved reading. Then he went through a phase of not reading books but loving comics. According to the latest research commissioned by…

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Comics are a Gateway to Creating Life-Long Readers

When my son Will was little, he loved reading. Then he went through a phase of not reading books but loving comics. According to the latest research commissioned by Readly, the European leader in digital magazine and newspaper subscriptions this was good news! Comics are a […]

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Divorce Step by Step – Top Tips To Keep Yourself Sane

  To help you navigate the journey through Divorce I’ve recently launched a new series of free Divorce videos called Divorce Step by Step. The Divorce Step By Step videos have been set up specifically to help you address the range of issues and matters you have to […]

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Navigating Through Divorce Positively

“One day at a time – this is enough.” ~ Ida Scott Taylor 1820-1915, Author Click here to buy The Divorce Journal for Kids Navigating through Divorce Positively A bad marriage can make parenting and life in general stressful. The loss of the family structure can […]

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Manic Mums and Dazed Dads – Are you stuck in the spin cycle of life? Exhausted, wrung out and dizzy?

    Are you stuck in the spin cycle of life………….. exhausted, wrung out and dizzy? Do you find yourself falling into bed worn out, frustrated and complaining “Where did the time GO?” Then welcome to the Club! You are not alone as I coach lots of […]

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Divide your To Do List into 3 Categories: Essential, Important and Trivial.

I work with many stressed out parents struggling to balance their work/life balance and I created my Weighing up your work – life balance audio course to give parents practical solutions, simple ideas and a fresh way to manage their time. I have written, talked and blogged […]

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How You (As A Caring Employer) Can Help Employees Through Divorce and Separation

I was delighted to have been invited to the House of Commons recently to the launch of the Parents Promise a new HR initiative to support parents going through divorce or separation. Businesses including Asda, Tesco, Metro Bank, PwC and Unilever have partnered with the Positive Parenting […]

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Try The CRISPS Approach to Your Parenting !

Being a positive parent isn’t any harder than being a negative parent! It just takes a quick shift in your thinking and attitude. Here’s the CRISPS way to becoming a more positive parent. CRISPS Consistency: children thrive with firm, fair, consistent discipline. No empty threats! Rewards: Positive […]

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Going Through Divorce or Separation? Make the #ParentsPromise

Parents Promise Every year, an estimated 280,000 children, a similar number to the size of the population of Newcastle, experience family separation. It’s one of the greatest, least-recognised health risks to our children. The Positive Parenting Alliance is a group of organisations, and individuals, who believe that […]

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Kids and Divorce : An Age By Age Guide To Help Parents

    I have been working with two families going through the process of divorcing and what has struck me is how the news that Mummy & Daddy are separating can vary depending on the age of the children. How the news hits a 3 year old […]

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How To Talk To Your Kids and Teens About Gender Without Seeming Out Of Touch

  I’m featured in The Telegraph newspaper. How to talk to teenagers about gender without seeming out of touch Talking to teens about gender can feel like a minefield for many parents, but it’s important to keep the lines of communication open If you’re the parent of […]

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Getting Teens To Open Up To You – Ditch These Classic Ways To Switch Them Off

Communication can dry up during adolescence which is why people identify so much with Harry Enfield’s Kevin and Perry characters and that’s why the teenage stage has often been called the “grunt stage” but communication is a two-way process. It’s what we want and think, and what […]

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Teenagers who eat with their parents are up to 35% less likely to have eating disorders

I am a real advocate of families sitting down and eating together as it creates a bond, a connection and makes life fun. Kids can chat about their day, their worries or just spend time with you, and you can share your life with them in […]

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Why it’s not OK to call me ‘love.’ How do we raise daughters that don’t accept that?

    A new piece of research has concluded that ‘Little Girls Start Believing Harmful Gender Stereotypes by Age 6’ Here’s a thought provoking article from Kate Horowitz in ‘Mental Floss’ Psychologists say little girls have about six years before they’re affected by harmful gender stereotypes about […]

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The ‘Cornflake’ Rush Hour – 10 Top Tips To Reducing Early Morning STRESS!

The Cornflake Rush Hour – early morning stress ! Close your eyes for just a few minutes & just relax and breathe deeply and slowly and concentrate on what happens in your home in the mornings. See in lots of detail your typical early morning routine. Notice […]

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A Quarter Of 11 To 16-Year-Olds Would Have Cosmetic Surgery To Improve Body Image. So what can YOU do to teach your kids to have a positive attitude?

As a new survey reveals that a quarter of 11 To 16-Year-Olds would have cosmetic surgery to improve their body image, what can YOU do to teach your kids to have a positive and healthy body image and body attitude? Half of girls and a third of […]

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