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I Hate My Teen!

I Hate My Teen!

Parenting teenagers often brings a surge of complex emotions, some of which are socially considered ‘taboo’, such as intense anger or feelings akin to hate. These emotions, while natural, are often shrouded in guilt and misunderstanding, making them challenging to address. Read Dr Beth Dawson’s article here. Continue reading…

La Rentreé! Back to school

La Rentreé! Back to school

The Big Return! In France, ‘back to school’ is a Big Thing for kids and their parents. It is called La Rentrée in French, which literally translated means “back to school” but in French culture it means something bigger than that: it’s The Return, it’s everyone coming back after the summer holidays and getting back… Continue reading…

Navigating the summer holidays with teens

Navigating the summer holidays with teens

Parents of teens may face various issues and challenges during the summer holidays. Here are some common ones: 1. Boredom and Lack of Structure: With an extended break from school, teens may struggle with boredom and a lack of routine. This can lead to restlessness, irritability, and conflicts within the family. Parents may find it… Continue reading…

Five teen-friendly places to visit near Paris, France

Five teen-friendly places to visit near Paris, France

This news post highlights five places to visit outside of Paris that offer a variety of experiences that will appeal to teenagers, from thrilling rides and adrenaline-pumping activities to historical sites and immersive experiences.  Bonus: this might just get them off their screens (unless they’re taking selfies!) The first suggestion is Disneyland Paris, located just… Continue reading…

Destination Magnifique!

Destination Magnifique!

Empowering women to rediscover their inner strength, renew their sense of purpose, and find their ‘joie de vivre’ Parenting teenagers or young adults is a transformative experience, but it can also be emotionally draining. Additionally, managing the needs of ageing parents while still being present for one’s family can create a feeling of being trapped… Continue reading…

10 of Zen

10 of Zen

Navigating relationship issues: how parents of teens can overcome differences and find common ground As our children enter adolescence, it’s not uncommon for parents to find themselves on different pages when it comes to parenting styles, rules, and expectations. These differences can lead to conflicts and strain in the parent’s relationship, which in turn affects… Continue reading…

Creating connections with teens

Creating connections with teens

As parents of teenagers, we want to help our teens navigate the complex world they live in, but we also want to maintain a strong and healthy relationship with them. One of the most important things we can do as parents is to create a strong connection with our teens. When our teens feel connected… Continue reading…