Learn Teen Language

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Communicating with your teen can be fraught with danger until you learn to speak teen language. It is the type of language all parents need to understand to allow good, open and informative discussion with their teenage child. Learning to speak teen is similar to learning to speak English, Spanish or Chinese, it needs to be learned. How do you speak teen? The main thing to remember is a ten is neither a child nor […]

The Answer to Why Your Teen is Complex

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The answer to why your Teen is so Complex is rather simple; it’s physiological really. There are three distinct stages in teenage development and understanding these stages can help every parent cope, manage and guide their developing child. Adolescence is a time of rapid physical, emotional and psychological changes. Teenage years are when kids want to distinguish themselves from their parents and a time parents want to help guide their child toward adulthood. Adolescence is also a […]

Sleepovers, should or should not?

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Would you allow your child on sleepovers? It remains a very individual choice if your child is ready or should attend a sleepover or not. This, of course, is dependant on the child’s age, child wishes, where they are staying, how well you know the people, who is going to be present, how far away they are located. and how much free contact you will have during the evening. Have a read of both sides and […]

Embedding our precious memories

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Can you remember when you last held your baby in your arms, the feel of them, their smell, their sounds? Article I wrote for Mums Delivery – on page 4 Our children grow so quickly. While we have a loving, tender memories of them when they are babies over time those memories become something we are looking at, from a distance. As a new mum we can recall these memories and feelings easily but as […]