The perils of pushing young people too hard

This article in NPR highlights the perils of pushing young people too hard and how parents/carers can learn to back off: A very common theme in the work we do with young people feeling pressure from all around them - peers, teachers, parents/carers..and themselves....

Why it’s important for parents to take time out

Logically as adults we’re no longer influenced by our parents yet emotionally we are. Which is why it’s important for parents to create time to consciously reflect on what they want for themselves AND their children....no matter their age, it’s never to late to be the...

Does Fake news harm children’s self esteem & trust?

The good thing that comes from this BBC article that says fake news harms children's self esteem & trust, is the awareness of how important it is to teach our young people critical thinking skills which is basically to be curious about the world around them and...

Why 14 is the riskiest age for a teenager

This very interesting article talking about research carried out on teenage risk taking. • whilst more prone to risk taking they’re much less likely when on their own • 14 is the riskiest age • teens are more prone to embarrassment  • they’re less likely to learn from...