What to do when your teenagers muckup
It is inevitable that at some point your tween or teen will do something wrong. Often, it is not something a parent can control, but what you can control is your reaction to the situation.
When Teens Get it Wrong – How to Manage Teen Behaviour in Ways that Nurture Growth
All teenagers will get it wrong at some point during their adolescence. It's important to know how to manage teenage behaviour to stay connected to your child to help nurture…
Strengthening Teens Against Peer Pressure
Peer Pressure is a very normal part of adolescence. As parents, there are things we can do to help our children withstand some of these pressures.
Teenage Flare-Ups: Why They Happen and How to Deal With Them
What is happening in the teenage brain during the adolescent years often results in misinterpreting everyday communication. If you understand this as a parent it will help reduce the number…
Adolescents and Friendships: What Parents Need to Know
During the teen years, friendships and a need to belong become a very significant part of life. It's important to understand how real this is and how you can best…
Anxiety in Teens – What You Need to Know About Anxiety
Most of our teenagers will experience anxiety at some point in time during their adolescent years. It's importnant as their parents to help them understand what it is, why it…
Why Teens Will Often Be Driven Towards Risky Behaviour (Sexting, Drinking etc) and What Parents Can Do
The human brain does not fully develop until around 24 years of age. As a result of this teens are driven towards risky behaviours due to the changes that are…
Teens and Social Media – Why it Matters and How to Keep it Healthy
Social media is a big part of a teenager's life and as parents it's our job to understand why it matters so much to our teens and how we can…
The Adolescent Brain – The Important Changes Parents Need to Know About
The adolescent brain is going through extreme changes during the teenage years and it's important to understand this as a parent.
What to do about the socially anxious child?
When should parents be concerned about their child's social anxiety? Claire discusses the steps you can take to help your child when it comes to this difficult situation.
When does shyness become a problem?
Parenting expert Claire Orange talks through shyness in children, what to look out for and be concerned about, and ways that you can empower and boost a shy child's confidence.