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Pearls of wisdom- What should we pass onto our children?

If you could pass on one rule to live by what would you say?

Published on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

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

How to successfully advocate for your child or teen’s mental health

Navigating complex health and welfare systems is stressful, and you can feel alone, but the good news is that you are NOT alone. Help is out there, and hopefully these few suggestions will get you started on a useful track.

Published on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

Being a ‘safe harbour’ at a time of change for your teen - 3 suggestions…

It is really common for parents and carers to worry about how to manage change, and how much to get involved in their teen’s life, so here are my top 3 suggestions for surviving the autumnal turmoil.

Published on Monday, August 16th, 2021