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

‘He’s Not Lazy’ by Dr Adam Price - Book Review

Every now and then a book comes along that stops you in your tracks, with multiple light bulb moments, and a really important message. ‘He’s Not Lazy’ by Adam Price was a book like that for me

Published on Thursday, January 19th, 2023

‘Are our teens going to enough parties?’

For parents who raved through the Nineties, raising the 'most risk averse generation' could be a challenge. Here's what's happening, some reasons for the change and some ideas of what to do next

Published on Thursday, January 12th, 2023

The Transition to ‘Big School’ – what parents can do to help (without ‘hovering’!)

Smoothing the transition to seniors is something we can all help with, although every child will need their own specific approach. Read my top tips below

Published on Monday, August 8th, 2022