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January 2020 Newsletter

Have a read of our January 2020 newsletter, with insights, tips and advice.

Help Your Child Stay Mentally Healthy

With so much in the news about children and adolescents experiencing mental health difficulties, we thought you might like to read our recommendations for helping them stay mentally well.


Being bullied can be devastating but why do people bully others and who gets bullied?  Alicia looks at bullying from all angles and gives you strategies to help if your child is either being bullied or bullying.

Teenagers and Love Island

Do you worry about what your teenagers are watching? Many teenagers are rushing home each night to catch the latest gossip from the dating reality show Love Island. Alicia discusses the impact of the show on teenage mental health and wellbeing.

Teens and Screen Addiction

Social media has significantly influenced how teenagers communicate with each other and the outside world. More and more teenagers are becoming addicted to screens. Alicia discusses the signs every parent should be aware of when it comes to screens and their teens.

Sibling Rivalry

The holidays are here again and whilst this may be an exciting time for kids, it can be stressful for us as parents. Here Alicia discusses how to deal with sibling rivalry and stop them squabbling.

Mental Health Blog Post

Alicia has written a special blog post explaining mental health and mental illness, how to spot the signs of mental distress and what to do to help. She’s also recorded it as a podcast here on our Resources page – do have a listen.

Mental Health Podcast

Alicia has recorded a special podcast explaining mental health and mental illness, how to spot the signs of mental distress and what to do to help. She’s also published it as a blog post here on our Resources page – do have a read.

Teens and Fake ID’s

Have you thought about your teenager and fake ID’s? Many teens are entering the party scene at younger ages than previous generations. Whilst it is important to encourage independence, teens need to know where you stand on this. 

Ask The Head

Got a burning question you’d love to ask your Head but daren’t? Now’s your chance as we collaborate on a podcast with former Head, Peter Hopkinson. With 30 years in education and 17 years as a Head, there’s not a lot he doesn’t know and he’s kindly agreed to answer your questions and give advice.

Teen Tips on Transition to Senior School

Moving to senior school is a big change not only for children but for parents and carers too. As they strive for more independence, how should your parenting role change? How can you continue to support them without being overbearing?

Teen Tips on Starting University

Leaving the security of home for university, where your child might not know anyone is a huge step and, naturally, they may be feeling apprehensive. Read Alicia’s top tips to help you support your child.

Tips for Exam Results Day

If your teens exam results are not what they wanted, you might need some strategies to help them cope with the disappointment and find a way forwards.

How to deal with a negative child

Being on the receiving end of continual negativity from your child can be quite tiresome. How can you encourage a more positive and sunny outlook? Hear Alicia’s tips and advice.

Top Tips for Dealing with Rudeness and Disrespect

We’ve all been there – your teen is angry and rude to you, and you respond by being angry and rude back. It’s easily done but unfortunately it’s not the best strategy. So how should you respond? Get some advice from Alicia.

Teens and Diets

Are you concerned that your teenager is putting on weight? Many teens are increasingly concerned about how they look. Alicia gives advice on how to talk to your teen and how to encourage them to make healthy choices for life.

Teenagers and Drugs – Part 1

Do you worry about your teenagers and drugs? We speak to Fiona Spargo-Mabbs, founder of the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs foundation, who shares the story of her son Daniel and gives honest and invaluable advice on how to keep young people safe.

Teenagers and Drugs – Part 2

In the second part of our podcast on drugs, Fiona Spargo-Mabbs, founder of the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation, shares advice on how to talk to young people about drugs and suggests how to reduce the potential harm caused by substance abuse.

Top Ten Tips for Surviving the Summer Holidays

The holidays are back and with it comes the long awaited freedom your child’s been yearning for. Whilst this can be an exciting time, it might be a little daunting for you. We share our top ten tips to help your family have a great summer.

Insights Into Autism – Part 1

We speak to Tessa Morton, CBT Therapist and Founder of Act for Autism, to get a better understanding of autism and help autistic young people feel accepted and safe in our environments.

Insights Into Autism – Part 2

We chat more to Tessa Morton, CBT Therapist and Founder of Act for Autism, who gives more tips for parents and suggests ways schools can become more autism-friendly.

Teens & Body Image

Helping your children develop a positive body image is perhaps more difficult now than it has ever been in this “compare and despair” culture, fuelled as it is by social media. We share tips on helping your child develop a healthy body image.

Top Tips For Hosting A Teenage Party

Is your teen desperate to host a party or gathering with their friends? Don’t stress – we’ve put together some Top Tips to help you plan and manage the party so you can provide the right environment for a happy event.

Gambling And What Every Parent Should Know – Part 1

In this the first of our two part Gambling podcast, Alicia Drummond talks to former Northampton cricketer and recovering gambling addict, Patrick Foster, who is helping and educating young people on gambling.

Gambling And What Every Parent Should Know – Part 2

In the second part of our Gambling podcast, Patrick Foster shares advice on what to look out for and how to help children be aware of the dangers and make informed choices for themselves.

Teen Tips on Parenting After Separation or Divorce

Divorce and separation is often very challenging for all parties, particularly children. We share tips on how to manage the transition and develop a relationship with one another that helps your child adjust and feel secure.

Teen Tips on Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

A condition affecting 2% of the population, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be deeply distressing and debilitating for young people. We give you examples of the most common obsessions and compulsions and share advice on how to help.

Teen Tips on Revision

We all know how easy it is to keep putting off tasks that bore us. The same resistance is felt by many children at revision time. Find out how to help them break things down and crack on.

Teen Tips on Exam Stress

The pressure to perform has never been so great as it is today and, alarmingly, statistics show that rates of self harm and suicide peak in the exam season. Find out how to support your child and bring a sense of balance to the exam process.

Puberty, Sex & Relationships Part 1

We speak to Alex Fryer, one of the UK’s leading PSHE speakers specialising in issues around sex and healthy relationships. Hear about what to expect and what’s normal around puberty.

Puberty, Sex & Relationships Part 2

In Part 2 of our Puberty, Sex and Relationships podcast, expert Alex Fryer talk more about relationships and sexual health, giving advice and guidance on helping your Teen make healthy choices.

Gap Year

Gap Year Expert, Florence Midwood talks about the pro’s and con’s of taking a gap year, how to make it count and do it safely, and when might be the best time to do it.

Teenagers and Sleepovers

My teenager still won’t go away on a sleepover – is that normal?

Find out how to support your child.

Teens & Nutrition (Part 1)

Nutrition Scientist, Tilly Spurr, talks about the importance of forming healthy eating habits during adolescence, the impact of food on brain function and peer pressures on body image.

Teens & Nutrition (Part 2)

Nutrition Scientist, Tilly Spurr joins us for part 2 of our Nutrition podcasts, as we delve into the link between adolescent nutrition and mental health, and the impact of diet on teen sleep.

Teens & Festivals

Post-GCSE festival? A prospect that causes much parental angst. We speak with festival and teen expert, Lorna Johnson, on the pro’s and con’s and how to have a safe and happy time.

Choosing Senior Schools

Choosing the right senior school for your child can be stressful, so we glean guidance and advice from education consultant and inspector for the Tatler Schools Guide, Arabella Davis.

Teens & Sleep

How do I get my teenager to go to sleep? It’s a common question with sleep being so important for adolescents. Alicia advises on establishing good routines to help them drop off.

Teens & Mood Swings

If your teen is struggling with mood swings you my be wondering how to respond helpfully in the heat of the moment. Here Alicia shares tips so you can help them manage their emotions.

Talking to your Teens

In talking to your Teen, it can be tricky striking the right balance between helping them make good choices and scaring them half to death. Here Alicia shares tips to help you guide them.

Welcome to our New Website

After a couple of months planning, we are delighted to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website.

Help Zone for Parents

Beat Eating Disorders

Beat is the Uk's eating disorder charity. If you are concerned about your son or daughter head to their website for specialist advice.

Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation

The Foundation was started by Dan's parents, Tim & Fiona Spargo-Mabbs, to try and prevent other families from having to go through the pain of losing a child, and to stop the damage done by drugs to young lives.

Act for Autism

Act for autism is a social enterprise that provides insights about autism. If you have a child on the autistic spectrum and would like advice, head to their website.

Allsorts Youth Project

Allsorts Youth Project listens to, supports and connects children and young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.


Mermaids works to reduce isolation and loneliness for gender variant and transgender children, young people and their families.


Frank is a UK based organisation that provides honest advice and information about drugs. The Frank website also provides information on how to find your nearest support centre.

UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre is an online charity which promotes the safe and responsible use of technology for young people. The charity provides support to children, parents and schools to promote online safety.


PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. If you are concerned about a young person struggling with thoughts of suicide head to their website for more information.