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

Gaming; How much is too much?!

Online gaming has created a parenting nightmare that few of us are skilled up and ready for, especially as it is often a daily battle, with the potential for addiction looming over your child, and it can be exhausting.

Published on Monday, October 16th, 2023

Eating, body image and weight issues in boys

Here I summarise here some key ‘what to watch for’ info and some credible resources you can take a look at, if you are not sure what to do next and are worried about your son’s eating, weight or exercise behaviours.

Published on Friday, October 13th, 2023

Managing Exam Stress – what parents need to know!

Exam stress is common of course, and, to a certain extent, normal, and can even be a bit helpful. What we want to avoid, though, are extremes of stress, or of any other behaviour or emotions.

Published on Monday, March 13th, 2023