Parents

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

Manners Are Always On Trend!

Modern day manners “The hardest job kids today face is learning good manners without seeing any.” – Fred Astaire In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven society where emails and texts have largely replaced face-to-face interactions and rude behaviour such as people texting at the dinner table are increasingly commonplace, teaching our youth good manners is something that is more crucial than ever. It is important for a young person to develop social skills, learn how to interact in a polite manner withRead 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

Relationships & Sexuality

Year by year, as you get older, you might notice some things change about you. Whether they are emotional, social or physical, it might feel like everything is changing all at once. There’s no need to freak out, you’re coming into your own; you’re becoming a woman or becoming a man. You will start to form different types of relationships with different types of people. A relationship is the way in which two or more people are connected. Not allRead 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

The best gift you can give your daughter

November 10, 2014 Parents, Uncategorised

Very few childhood memories actually include the gifts I received. I distinctly remember the year that I got a silver charm bracelet. But other than that, my gift-receiving memories are pretty sparse. Which got me thinking…. What type of gifts can we give to our children that they will never forget? What gifts will truly impact their lives and change them forever? Today’s society spends millions of dollars every year purchasing useless gifts that we don’t need or will never use, moreRead More