Eventually The Composed Face Falters

Disclosure: Course language   Remaining composed as a parent is like my Nirvana of parenting. It's what we hear and preach - stay calm, don't shout, listen, don't argue, be strong, be patient, be kind. I'm exhausted just writing that!! I know I'm stressed and I'm forever tired, even when I'm not sleepy. So this perfect... Continue Reading →

Pets Provide the Best Therapy

We love our pets. We have two cats, Meisha and Ji. They're members of our family - even though they can be naughty. Sometimes very naughty! But life wouldn't be the same without them. It's really lovely, Jessie and I each have our own special connections with them both. I feed them and clean the... Continue Reading →

My Final Farewell

This will be my final farewell to you. In your voicemail you told me you wanted to reconnect again, but told me call back or not, either was okay. Jessie doesn't want any contact, and I chose not to respond after the way you behaved last time. I then see a comment and a sad... Continue Reading →

What Bonds You With Your Teen?

There are so many things that can cause conflict between parents and teens.  Chuck in a mental health condition or two, and you've just raised the stakes.  Bonds between parents and teens can be pushed to their limits.  Therefore it's not unheard of that a little arguing and shouting breaks out! Nurturing those parental bonds... Continue Reading →

Teenagers, Parties and Alcohol

Day Before the Party:  I was unexpectedly asked the dreaded question this afternoon - "Mum am I allowed to have a drink at the party?".  I was a little taken aback.  This all seems to be happening so quickly.  For me anyway! Teenagers and drinking - it doesn't bring pretty pictures to mind.  But I must... Continue Reading →

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