All relationships have conflict or differences of opinion at some time …it is healthy to do so and to maintain some of our individuality. However, the way we react and handle those times can make a huge difference to the health of a relationship.
A challenging teenager can be very stressful. What can we do?
Are you sensitive to criticism? Learn how to protect yourself….
You can choose what you will find in your life
Staying in the moment and not dragging the past in to discussions is key to understanding
How does it feel living with an eating disorder?
How do children develop the ability to be resourceful, use initiative and problem solve?
21st Century Parenting. Is it a factor in the mental health crisis among young people? Parenting today is pretty demanding. Well, life generally is pretty demanding. There seems to be a lot of rushing and pressure to be productive and to fill our time with stimulating, challenging and exciting things. Whatever happened to boredom or…
Parenting today seems, for many, to be loaded with pressure. As does ‘growing up’ today. Time is pressured, there is pressure to be a ‘successful’ parent, a pressure to ensure our children ‘succeed’, a pressure to help out financially, a pressure to accept very different values to our own about things such as alcohol, spending, drugs,…
Whilst doing some of the research for a course I am running, I came across an article in the Independent stating the following statistic “rates of depression and anxiety among teenagers have increased by 70% in the past 25 years” Although I work with a good awareness of emotional health, I found this a disturbing…