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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

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

Is poor eyesight the REAL danger of too much screen time?

When we worry about screen time the dangers have usually seemed to come from concerns about addiction, or violent games, nasty online content, or the lack of exercise, fresh air and all the snacking that can accompany a gaming session. But have we been worrying about the wrong things?

Published on Monday, September 13th, 2021

When banana bread and Netflix aren’t enough- parenting burnout and the pandemic

As we adapt to returning to the office, to blended approaches of working, to a more normal social life, and for the return to school or university it is so important that we look after ourselves

Published on Friday, August 20th, 2021