Today’s Pause To Ponder ! Get your kids using the phone! Self-confidence comes out of a sense of competence and children develop confidence not because you tell them they’re great, but because of their own achievements, big and small. Of course it’s lovely to hear encouraging words from you but words of praise and […]
Young teenagers are becoming increasingly unhappy, with growing concerns about school, their appearance and the amount of choice and freedom they have, a report has warned. The study, published by the Children’s Society following interviews with 42,000 children aged between eight and 17, found that after a long period of gradual increase, children’s happiness began […]
Siblings without rivalry! Sibling rivalry has always had a bad press – think of Cain slaughtering Abel and Joseph being thrown down the well and sold by his brothers because they were jealous of his beautiful multi coloured coat! Sibling rivalry can apply to any child living in the same family, from step brothers and […]
I love Gok Wan and I am delighted to see him take on the fashion industry’s distorted images of what it means to be a teen. Gok Wan is now giving troubled teens the advice, confidence and self-belief they need to tackle their issues and anxieties. I have written about teaching your kids to […]
Guess who has been asked to write about the issues raised in the new George Clooney film The Descendants ?
Today I’m very excited as I have been asked to write some answers for Think Jam the award winning digital PR and creative agency based in Hollywood that is promoting the latest award winning George Clooney film “The Descendants” as the film has raised some issues around bringing up teens. I’ll keep you posted about when […]
Learn how to be a strong role model for your teen as they grow into a self-aware young adult – why it’s important to be sensitive and supportive of your teen’s need to experiment with the way they look and dress, in the face of so much peer and media pressure. Join me on Parent […]