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

Cross-cultural challenges when raising teens

A blog about dealing with the sometimes challenging issue of having one strong cultural identity at home, whilst the outside world promotes a different culture.

Published on Friday, May 10th, 2024

Why looking after your teeth is good for your mental health (and vice versa!)

It’s fair to say that some teenagers do have an on/off relationship with their toothbrushes and dental hygiene in general. So how much does this matter and what has it got to do with mental health?

Published on Saturday, January 20th, 2024

Making Friends- not as easy as it used to be?

Recently I have had more questions about how to help young people to create good friendships, but also about issues with friendship groups and isolation.So let's look at how we can help young people to build healthy relationships from a young age, and maintain strong connections throughout life.

Published on Thursday, January 11th, 2024