Category Archives: Parenting

F.L.A.S.H.

Very excited to be travelling to Colchester next week to meet the FLASH team and spend time studying with them. If you live in the Colchester area and are affected by self-harm in your family, do check out this important … Continue reading

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School Pressures Cause Self Harm….

We have been trying to address this issue for too long now. Parents please let your child know that they are valuable to you no matter what their exam results are. Don’t let them be harassed by a system that … Continue reading

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HOW CAN I HELP MY CHILD ?

How can Mums help? Supporting someone who self harms can be very difficult and challenging, more so when it’s your child- that  precious little bundle you brought home and promised with all your heart to look after no matter what. Witnessing your … Continue reading

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Conflict – dealing with violence

Remember …It is a necessary part of growing up to think through and challenge a parent’s viewpoint. This however does not mean that your teen is  rebelling against you personally.- indeed  they may eventually  come to the same conclusions you have. … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Support Someone With Mental Illness – Guest Blog by Al Ronberg

  5 Ways to Support Someone With Mental Illness – Guest Blog by Al Ronberg.

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Conflict and Brain Development

As we have looked at the subject of Conflict, we have noted that teenagers are still learning. This is a strange concept to some parents as we feel we have been teaching them our values and expectations forever! However we … Continue reading

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CONFLICT AFTERMATH

Tips for dealing with conflict aftermath Be ready. Think about how your teen will react and how you will manage your own feelings. Sometimes we know how our teen will react but we forget to check up on our own … Continue reading

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Conflict is Normal

Good news! Conflict with your teenager is normal!! All parents experience it ! Do you clash with your child more often than you did in the past? Do you disagree with them over any of the following? what they  wear … Continue reading

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Their Addictions, Our Controlling

Their Addictions, Our Controlling.

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Building Resilience – Low Mood Swings

No matter how upbeat your child is, there’ll be times when he feels anxious, scared or angry. If he’s resilient, he’ll be able to ride out these times. Ways to turn low moods into better ones include:- doing things you love … Continue reading

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