CREATING STRONG TIES BETWEEN PARENTS AND TWEENS
If you're like me, you want to have the type of bond whereby your daughter or son will come to you if they're worried or anxious or struggling with an issue. We want them to turn to us when things go pear-shaped rather than leading (as some teens seem to do) a double life or even worse, suffering in silence.
I'm a big believer in laying a strong foundation of communication, support and openness when our kids are tweens - after all this is when we're still the major influence in our daughter and son's life. And that's what my Lighthouse Plan is all about.
IN ONE CLICK YOU CAN BECOME A FORCE FOR GOOD IN THE WORLD. GET OUT YOUR CAPE. KINDNESS WARRIORS IS WAITING FOR YOU
You’re about to become an active force for good.
Every month you’ll receive an act of kindness challenge in your inbox and you’ll have four weeks to make it happen and spread a big of magic in your community. And then I want you to share your experience in a private closed Facebook group.
Is whether or not you enjoy high school based on luck? Or can you actively make choices and decisions which will greatly improve your chances of having a positive experience? In this online version of one of my most popular school talks, I go through the five things students can do to have a more positive experience in high school. From choosing supportive friends and avoiding drama cyclones to allowing yourself to be ‘seen’ and understanding the difference between bullies and jerks … this material is especially useful for students in years 5, 6, 7 and 8. Suitable for Parents and their Teens/Tweens.
Do you think I’m fat?
How come I can’t have Instagram when all my friends are on it?
I am so tired of playing this sport. Can I quit the team?
When can I start wearing make-up?
Or maybe it’ll be more of a truth bomb she drops rather than a question. She reveals she's been spending all her lunch hours alone at school. Or that she’s being bullied. Or that she has a boyfriend. Or a girlfriend.
In that moment when your daughter comes to you for advice, what are you going to say? How exactly do you respond? How you handle this moment could determine whether she ever opens up to you again ...
These cheat sheets are designed to help you navigate life’s tricky moments with your tween daughter. When she throws you a curveball, these "cheat sheets" will show you how to catch it.