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Welcome to my Growing a Grown Up website for parents and families of teens.

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Writing ‘How to Grow a Grown Up’ with Fabienne Vailes was just the beginning. There is so much more to do to support our youngest generation through the pressures of the 21st Century, so that they can thrive and do amazing things.

That is why I have created this website and my resources: to help you to navigate more confidently the challenges of raising your young person in an ever changing world.

Here you will find my blogs about raising teenagers, evidence informed parenting ideas, and links to lots of other useful resources. You can also sign up for my free monthly newsletter, link to my #DomIn60Seconds videos, and join my private Growing a grown Up Facebook Community, all just a click away.

I hope you like it!

Read my blogs

ADHD – What do parents need to know? Webinar takeaways!

The latest #DomIn60Minutes webinar, in conversation with Dr Laura Wade (a clinical psychologist specialising in ADHD), was absolutely fascinating

Published on Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Pearls of wisdom- What should we pass onto our children?

If you could pass on one rule to live by what would you say?

Published on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

What parents need to know about self-harm- key messages from #DomIn60Minutes September webinar (Trigger warning)

Self-harm has sadly increased with the impact of the pandemic on young people’s mental health, so I was delighted to be joined by NHS and University of Bristol senior psychologist Dr Rachel Stirland to discuss what all parents need to know about this challenging topic.

Published on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021