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


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

The Top 3 worries on young people’s minds in 2021

One of the nicest parts of my job has always been talking to young people; students, teens, and other young adults about their lives.Recently I’ve been asking them how they feel about the next few months, about coming out of lockdown, and the start of a new academic year in September

Published on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Is it time to 'forest bathe' your teen?!

This year’s mental health awareness week theme is Connecting with Nature, and whilst that might sound lovely to us oldies, it can sometimes feel like a struggle to get our teens out of their darkened, screen lit rooms, let alone into nature. Especially after a year of walking round the local park!

Published on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Beyond the hashtags, how do we create a safer society for our children?

How we can both protect our children as well as raise them to be kind, thoughtful, sensitive human beings who value equality between the sexes, and a fair society.

Published on Monday, March 22nd, 2021