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The Top 3 worries on young people’s minds in 2021

One of the nicest parts of my job has always been talking to young people; students, teens, and other young adults about their lives.Recently I’ve been asking them how they feel about the next few months, about coming out of lockdown, and the start of a new academic year in September

Published on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Is it time to 'forest bathe' your teen?!

This year’s mental health awareness week theme is Connecting with Nature, and whilst that might sound lovely to us oldies, it can sometimes feel like a struggle to get our teens out of their darkened, screen lit rooms, let alone into nature. Especially after a year of walking round the local park!

Published on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Beyond the hashtags, how do we create a safer society for our children?

How we can both protect our children as well as raise them to be kind, thoughtful, sensitive human beings who value equality between the sexes, and a fair society.

Published on Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Peer influence- a force for good?

A recent study has added to the understanding of teen development and how they connect with their peers, and it has shown an uplifting dynamic

Published on Friday, February 19th, 2021

Learning from the Teens about Social Media

There is always more to learn, and who better to hear from, than those at the ‘front line’?

Published on Monday, February 15th, 2021

Building teen communication skills

So here’s a thought I had about another way to potentially improve understanding between parents and teens but more directly, whilst taking the opportunity to help young people build their communication skills.

Published on Monday, February 8th, 2021