Identity is that knowledge of who we are. The development of a confident and stable sense of self begins during the teenage years. This can result in many teens becoming extremely self-conscious about themselves and the way others see them, resulting in a self-discovery and experimental stage. A positive teen self-identity is vital because it shapes perception of belonging not just for the teen years but most of adult life. Join Rob Parsons, Katharine Hill, Kate Middleton and Jane Smith as they explore how to give positive reinforcements to help our teens develop a strong sense of identity.
How many teens are sexting? The answer may surprise you. One in seven teens report that they are sending sexts, and one in four are receiving sexts, according to a study of over 110,000 teens from around the world (JAMA Pediatrics) According to these findings, it's apparent that we all need to take a role in educating our teens about the negative consequences of sexting. Join with the conversation as Rob Parsons, Sarah Long and Jason Royce consider this growing problematic issue.
How do we handle conflicts over clothes and fashion with our teens. It can become a real battleground when they insist on wearing outfits that we see as inappropriate, immodest and revealing. Join Rob Parsons, Katharine Hill and Sarah Long as they deliberate this hot topic!
According to experts, the adolescent brain is not fully developed until around mid 20’s… which can result, in what we parents see as… irresponsible teenage behaviour. Join Rob Parsons, Cathy Madavan and Philip Jinadu as they exchange ideas and experiences on rising their teens around this tricky problem.
As our children reach teenage years, too much screen time may interfere with other activities such as being physically active, doing homework, playing with friends, and spending time with family. Join Katherine Hill, Rob Parsons and Philip Jinadu As they help to navigate the challenge of screen time.
One in ten young people self-harm in the UK today. There still remains a stigma around self-harm and it can be isolating, not only for the young person but also for the parent or carer. Join Rob Parsons, Jason Royce and Sarah Long as they explore this emotional topic.
Useful websites - Selfharm.co.uk | Children1st.org.uk/selfharm | Selfharm Young Minds | Self-harm NSPCC
The exam season is here… our teens will be sitting down to slog through their GCSE or A-levels. Join Rob Parsons, Katharine Hill and Philip Jinadu as they discuss some "dos and don'ts" for parents who want to help their children do their best, without adding to their problems and stoking their stress?
Many families will be worried about covering the cost of Christmas this year. But is it possible to cut the expense without cutting out the fun? Listen to Rob Parsons and Katharine Hill’s tips on having the ‘Best Possible Christmas!’ without taking a debt hangover into the new year.
By helping our children to see the big picture about puberty, as parents we place ourselves in a better position and more prepared to confront the problem of pornography when and if it occurs in our children's lives. Join Rob Parsons, Katharine Hill and Jason Royce in this first episode of ‘Raising Teens’ podcast as we explore the three ‘P’s’ of Privacy, Puberty and Porn.