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

School Avoidance and Anxiety Webinar- ‘Don’t focus on the attendance, focus on their needs’

It is vital to explore the trigger and underlying issues with any young person struggling to attend school, because the key to improving the situation will be through dealing with the underlying problem, not forcing them to go to school.

Published on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

A new book to support teen wellbeing and emotional health? Yes please!

What if there was a quick way to boost our teens' wellbeing. Techniques they could learn over time, a bit like a new life skill, and use whenever they needed them. Read on to find out how this might be possible!

Published on Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Perfectionism - an increasing problem for our young people

I have thoroughly enjoyed being back out and about in the last few weeks, giving talks in schools, to pupils, teachers and parents, but I have noticed that time and again my awareness raising about perfectionism leads a lot of people to approach me with their personal worries.

Published on Saturday, February 12th, 2022