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Developing Resilience in Teenagers with Alicia Drummond

How do you create the right sort of environment and relationships to help teenagers become more resilient?

I talk to therapist and parenting expert, Alicia Drummond from Teen Tips, on the skills and traits that teenagers need to develop to become resilient young people.

Join me for a fascinating and practical discussion on how to build resilience in young people with therapist and parenting expert, Alicia Drummond.   

 

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The Working Parent Mindset Shift with Anita Cleare

As a working parent, how do you find the time, energy and patience to positively engage with and offer the right support for your teenager?

I talk to parenting expert, Anita Cleare, who shares how working parents can switch mindset from work mode to parent mode to deal with the day-to-day challenges of parenting teenagers.

Anita shares lots of practical advice for working parents on the importance of managing their own emotions and mindset as well as navigating the choppy parenting waters of...

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Gaming and Gambling Risks In Teenagers with Patrick Foster

Worried about the amount of time your teen is gaming?

You’re not alone! 9 out of 10 parents say teens spend too much gaming.

But what is too much gaming? When does gaming become unhealthy or even addictive? And what can parents do to support teens who are problem gamers?

We answer all these questions today in a brutally honest interview with Patrick Foster, a former professional cricketer and school teacher whose life was shattered by a pathological gambling addiction that brought him...

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Why your teen won’t talk to you

Your teen’s stopped talking to you. They shut themselves away in their room for hours at a time. Any response you do get is an angry one-word answer along with some annoyed eye-rolling. Take a deep breath. Pulling away from parents is a normal part of development during adolescence. Whether you should be worried or not really depends on why your teenager has stopped talking. In today’s episode, we look at the reasons why teens won’t talk to their parents and how to get...

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Why teenagers think they know everything

As a parent of a teen, I am sure you do everything you can to help your teenager make good decisions, provide them with guidance, reflect on how that situation made you feel as a teenager. You think you have set your teenager up for success. So why does your teenager ignore all of your advice and go and do exactly what they were going to do anyway? Well, in today’s episode, I explain the brain reasons why teenagers think they know everything and parents know nothing.

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What you don’t know about teen alcohol and drug use

How familiar are you with your teens alcohol and drug habits? Or perhaps they don’t touch them… I share why teens drink alcohol and take drugs, how it affects their brain and 10 steps to stop them using alcohol and drugs.

A few years ago now, I received a phone call from my teenage son that we all dread as parents: on the other end of the line and unable to form a coherent sentence,, my eldest son said, “Jack can’t stand up”, he said.  “Can you...

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Midlife Parenting of Teenagers with Helen Wills

One of the biggest issues for parents of teens is figuring out what’s “normal” teenage behaviour and when their child might need some extra support. I  talk to parenting expert, blogger, podcaster and influencer, Helen Wills, about how parents can support teenagers through the many different challenges that they face during adolescence. We also touch on another big issue for midlife mums, which can be just as confusing and challenging as parenting a teenager: noticing...

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How to deal with your angry teenager

 

Let’s be honest. We all get angry from time to time and that’s because it is a completely normal emotion — not something terrible, just a normal feeling.

When our children begin the slow transition to adulthood, many of them, particularly boys, can struggle more with anger. It is important to keep in mind that anger is not the problem — it is a symptom of a deeper problem or challenge. When we have a deeper understanding of the factors that contribute to the...

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How to Be a Positive Role Model for Your Teenager

Teenagers need role models. What you do, how you act and behave, as a parent or carer has a massive influence over your teenager’s attitudes, behaviour and choices. You are their most important role models. With the many influences that surround your teen in the digital and real world, it's important to be the best role model you can be for them. They look to you for answers, guidance and protection. By being your best self and being more aware of your own actions and words, you can...

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