September 16, 2019

Do you know what the root of your teenagers behaviour and habits are? What can you do as a parent to help your teen and their manifesting behaviour? Discover three tools to a happier teen!

April 28, 2019

Engaging with your teen in the midst of crisis, upset or hurt is not the best time to try and resolve. conflict. This is the time emotions and feelings are running out of control and things may be said that are not helpful, let alone kind.

Walk away - it is hard, but as...

November 25, 2018

The world is made up of a varied and eclectic mix of personalities, skill sets, opinions, ideologies, thoughts and expectations.

I remember when I was in my early 20s and Head of Art at a school in Ascot, England, I took my students to the British Museum, to an exhibiti...

November 7, 2018

The root of low self-esteem and low self-confidence in teens is often shame.

Here are 6 key tools to get rid of shame and set your teen free:

1. Teach them the difference between guilt and shame.

Guilt is a feeling of remorse about doing something wrong ie stealing money...

November 5, 2018

As our tween matures into a teen they begin to push the boundaries. 

Our once sweet, loving and responsive child seemingly disappears and we are met with a sometimes aggressive, unruly and/or obnoxious teen.

Filled with raging hormones, affected by fluctuating...

October 23, 2018

Did you know your 'day dreamer' child actually needs periods of time to 'zone out' and 'shut down' because they are born creators and their imagination needs to be accessed from 'within'?

Did you know tenacity is what is gifted a child who will in adult life fight again...

October 17, 2018

Resilience is the ability to endure through challenging circumstances. It is not a birthright, and it can be taught. 

Resilient teens are problem solvers. They face unfamiliar or tough situations and work to find good solutions. In essence, they can handle what life thr...

September 27, 2018

Suicide is a topic that people don't want to raise, yet it is affecting our communities more than any other society affliction today. To lose someone to suicide means a life of crippling grief for those who are left behind.

Having been affected myself personally, I know...

May 5, 2018

All parents face obstacles in raising Tweens or Teens: No day is like another! If you are like me then you probably find that as soon as you have found a solution for one child then you realise there is something else that needs addressing with another. This is normal...

May 3, 2018

One of the greatest gifts we can offer our teens is PRAISE!

It's something we often forget to do as parents because we are too busy with our own lives, and often see only the chaotic rooms, the dirty plates on the side, the un-emptied bins, and the piles of washing lef...

April 17, 2018

You are so beautiful! 

You are beautiful through and through.

Every single part of you resonates with a frequency of light and love and hope: Your beauty knitted together to form the name that you have, the soul that you carry, the body you walk in and the spirit that g...

November 25, 2017

Parents are walking role models. Like it or not our children and teens watch, analyse, critique, and evaluate EVERYTHING we do or say!  Unknowingly they are absorbing our actions, our behaviour, and our responses regarding both good and bad things that happen.

They're...

November 13, 2017

Responsibility is identified as the state or fact of having to deal with something, or of having control over someone. It relates to authority, power, control, leadership, influence, management and duty. 

As parents we have responsibility over our teens. I like to under...

November 11, 2017

SHAME is described as a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behaviour. It is a loss of respect or esteem, it is dishonour, or a person, action, or situation that brings a loss of respect or honour.

Shame is one of t...

November 10, 2017

As a parent I can put my hand on my heart and say I have at times said the wrong things to my teenagers; I have shouted at them, I have got angry with them when they didn’t deserve the brunt of my emotions, I have walked away when I should’t have, and I have not been t...

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