Advice

Dealing With A Teen That Self Harms

November 14, 2017 Advice, Help, Parents, Uncategorised

Dealing with a teen that self harms. Self-harming is when people cause themselves physical pain in the hope that it will alter their mood state. Some people harm themselves because they feel disconnected and isolated from everybody, and hurting themselves is the only way they feel real or connected. People who cut often start cutting in their young teens. If your teen is self-harming then you may feel frustrated, guilty, confused and hopeless about the situation and how to dealRead More

Healthy friendships – tips to keeping your BFF for life!

Great friendships are priceless, they can lift your spirits, make you laugh, and they are there for you when you need someone to talk to. Every one needs to have at least one great friend they can trust and rely on, an awesome BFF! Friends make you feel comfortable with yourself, so you don’t need to act like something you’re not. Your friends know your shortcomings and love you anyway. You are perhaps the “best version” of yourself when you’reRead More

Anxiety, depression & panic attacks

August 30, 2016 Advice, Help, Parents, Uncategorised

What is depression? Depression is more than just a low mood. It is a serious illness. It stops you from enjoying everyday life. We all feel sad, moody or a bit flat from time to time. However, people suffering from depression experience these feelings intensely for long periods of time. As it effects how people feel about themselves, often people lose interest in school, hobbies and activities that used to bring them happiness. Signs and symptoms When someone is sufferingRead More

Understanding our emotions

July 6, 2016 Advice, Help, Uncategorised

Emotions are a major part of human nature. They help us to understand information and teach us how to react. We start to learn about our emotions from when we are babies. When we are this young, we use facial expressions or act out the emotion such as laughter or crying. As a young child, our minds don’t really know what the emotion is or how to describe it. As we start to get older, we start to understand ourRead More

Drugs, alcohol and cigarettes

Drugs, alcohol and cigarettes are widely known amongst society. Almost anyone you meet has had some sort of interaction with a substance. Whether it be in passing or whether they were curious to try something. It is totally your choice if you choose to experiment or not. Whatever you do choose, make sure you are fully educated on the types of substances out there and how they can affect you. There are so many types of substances. Some are legalRead More

Confidence & Self Esteem. How to get it and maintain it?

April 26, 2016 Advice, Family, Help, Parents, Uncategorised

There are often a number of factors in a person’s life that can lead to the loss of confidence in themselves. We are not all born as confident individuals so how do you build up your confidence? Often we hear people saying to us, “You just need to be more confident.” But what does that mean? Confidence is a tricky word, particularly amongst teens as no one wants to appear too confident or up themselves. Unfortunately, we are living inRead More

How to talk to your kids about the terror attacks.

November 16, 2015 Advice, Family, Help, Parents, Uncategorised

With the recent Paris attacks, ever growing threat of ISIS, the suicide attacks in Beirut, the migrant crisis and the list goes on..our world is in trouble. Turn on any news station right now and it will instill anxiety in any adult. So how do we explain what is going on in the world to small children who may see images or hear snippets of the news? As an adult, it is our job to protect our young children fromRead More

How sexting can ruin your life.

So much has changed since we were teens (you know, the dark ages..) If we, as parents don’t address the current issues in our teens lives, they will get this information elsewhere. The problem with that is, it often leaves our kids misinformed. Sex-ting amongst our teens is on the rise. It is a term that refers to the sending of nude, partially nude or sexually suggestive images or text. There are a number of reasons that explain why thisRead More

What are our teen girls greatest struggles?

December 1, 2014 Advice, Help, Parents, Uncategorised

  It feels like overnight I have gone from being an awkward teen to being ‘that’ adult that uses the most frustrating sentence ever…..”When I was your age.” Or another gem, “I know what you are going through.” When I use any of these sentences on my Beautiful Minds teens, I can see the expression on their faces. They literally want to find a sharp object and drive it into my eyes. Yes, it is fair to say that toRead More

Beauty advise all mothers should pass onto their daughters

October 8, 2014 Advice, Parents, Uncategorised

Ever since I watched my mother get ready for a night out, I learned a lot and couldn’t resist sharing some of my favorite gems of advice. The first beauty product you should apply every day is sunscreen, even if it’s cloudy or rainy outside. The sun’s UV rays can penetrate clouds and car windows. Apply SPF 30 to your face, neck and hands.   Always wash your make up off before you go to bed no matter how tiredRead More