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Why Every Teenager Needs a Parrot by Alicia Drummond

Parenting 21st Century Teenagers

Alicia’s book ‘Why Every Teenager Needs A Parrot’ is your ultimate parenting teens guide! Along with our ‘Complete Parenting Teens Course’, this bestselling book will guide you through the ups and downs of parenting teens. It covers everything from the teenage brain, sex & relationships, drugs & alcohol, parties, festivals, and fake ID’s.

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Empowering Advice For Teenage Life with ITV Presenter, Suzanne Virdee

We were delighted to record a podcast with ITV presenter, Suzanne Virdee on all things teenage life. We cover topics like sexism, female empowerment, resilience and self-confidence, as well as how we can help teenage girls thrive through adolescence and beyond.

What To Do About Bullying

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.

Tips For Entertaining Your Teens During Half Term

With half term just around the corner, we thought we’d share a few ideas and tips on how to entertain your teen during the holiday. With many of us still working from home, it can be hard to keep them off their screens and out doing some activities. We hope this helps!

Top Tips For Protecting Mental Health

Saturday is World Mental Health Day and we thought we’d share some tips on how to protect your mental health and wellbeing. With so much uncertainty at the moment, it is important to make time for yourself and look after your mental health.

Dyslexia Awareness Day

To mark Dyslexia Awareness Day, Alicia recorded a podcast with Special Educational Needs teacher, Deborah Lovill. We have summarised a few of her tips for parents of children with dyslexia.

Pupil Voice Week Resources from Teen Tips

In this eight minute film, which has been designed for teachers to screen in class to pupils in Year 8 and up, Alicia Drummond explores the key aspects of healthy relationships and how to recognise the signs of an unhealthy relationship.

In Conversation with Helen Burns of Papyrus – Suicide Prevention

In our latest podcast, Alicia speaks to Helen Burns, Suicide Prevention Adviser for charity, Papyrus on how to talk to and support young people, the signs to look out for and what we can do as adults to prevent young people from taking their own lives.

Back To School

How is your teen feeling about going back through those school gates? Are they anxious? We have created a blog with tips & guidance on how to support and prepare them for the return to school.

Top Tips For Exam Results Day

This year’s results day is likely to be more stressful for our teenagers than others and they need our support. We have created our top tips for helping your teen on the day so that you feel confident you can support them no matter what happens.

How To Talk To Your Child About Periods

Saskia Boujo, a relationship and sex educator and author of the book ‘This Period In My Life’ has written a blog on how to talk to your child about periods. Saskia uses ungendered language to encourage young people to value and understand their periods. This is an absolute must if your child is about to start their period, or you just want a little more guidance on how to approach the topic with them.

In conversation with Emma-Jane Taylor On Teens & Mental Health

Alicia went onto the Emma-Jane Show’s podcast to discuss all things teens and mental health. This is a very open and honest conversation about recovery, resilience and Alicia’s journey to where she is today. 

How To Keep Your Teenager Entertained During The Summer Holidays

The summer holidays have arrived and you might already be struggling to come up with ways to keep your child entertained and off screens. We have put together a few ideas of fun activities for you to do as a family, or alternatively for your teen to do with their friends.

Summer Reading For Children & Teens

We have compiled a list of bestselling books for your children and teens to dive into over the summer holidays!

Gaming – Top Tips for Safe Gaming

Here are our top three tips for keeping your teens safe while they game.

In Conversation With Ben Williams – Find Your Edge

Alicia speaks to Ben Williams of Find Your Edge in a podcast about resilience. A truly eye-opening and inspiring conversation on Ben’s teenage years of drugs and brushes with the law, to a decade in the Marines, shaping who he is today.

Adolescent Mental Health from a Mum’s Perspective

This blog from Olivia Barry talks about what it is like to parent a child with a mental illness.

Family Meals

In this blog, we consider the advantages of eating together as a family – something we have all apparently been managing to do more often since lockdown.

Talking About Race And Ethnicity With Children & Teens

Following the horrific death of George Floyd and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, we have been asked for advice on how to talk to children and teenagers about racism. 

In Conversation With Emma-Jane Taylor

Alicia talks to Marlow FM’s Emma-Jane Taylor about resilience. It’s a lovely story of grit and determination.

TriThisAtHome – Summer 2020 Inspiration

Looking for ways to engage and entertain your children/teens this summer well there can’t be many better opportunities than this. Fun, reward, exercise, altruism, collaboration, self-esteem, self-confidence – tick, tick, tick, tick, tick. This is definitely worth listening to.

The Leap 2020 – Gap Year Options

Alicia was delighted to talk to Milly Whitehead Founder of gap year company ‘The Leap’, to discuss options for 2020/21.

In The Press [The Sunday Times Magazine 24.5.20]

We’re so pleased to have collaborated in Lorraine Candy’s article in The Sunday Times Magazine 24.5.20 – ‘Family: teenagers who break lockdown rules need support not condemnation’.

In The Press [Interview With The Daily Telegraph]

Alicia was delighted to collaborate with Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England, and the Daily Telegraph in this short film about the long term impact of Covid-19 on children.

Webinars for Teachers, Parents & Children

In the light of Coronavirus, we are hosting a series of Live Online Talks for pupils, parents & school staff, giving specific advice to help you through what may be a very challenging few weeks.

In The Press [Interview In The Guardian / Observer]

Alicia was so pleased to have contributed to this article in The Observer on conflict in families as a result of lockdown.

In The Press [Interview on BBC Radio 5 Live]

Incase you missed it, here’s Alicia’s recent interview on BBC Radio 5 Live, about children and teenagers’ mental health and wellbeing, plus parenting during lockdown.

Talking Teenagers [A Coronavirus Conversation]

We were delighted to collaborate again with James Shone and James Sertin on their Talking To Teenagers series.

Facebook Live Coffee & Questions with Alicia

Join Alicia, Wednesdays at 11am for her Facebook Live Coffee & Questions and ask her your burning parenting questions.

Online Grooming & Radicalisation [how to spot the signs and what to do]

With young people online more than ever, those who would seek to influence, radicalise or groom them via social media and gaming will be busy. Find out how to support your child and help them stay safe.

Is This Grief I Am Feeling? [How To Support Your Child’s Mental Health During Lockdown]

We are three weeks into isolation and the cracks are showing. Is this grief we are feeling? Alicia’s latest blog explores this and gives advice on how to support your child.

Teen Tips April 2020 Newsletter [Parenting Tips for Teenage Mental Health During Lockdown]

We’re offering so much support to families tailored to the current challenges that we are all facing – have a read of our April newsletter for all the details.

Free Listening Sessions For Teens In Particular Need Of Support

We are working with some wonderful therapists across the country and some are offering two free, half hour emergency sessions to teenagers who might be particularly struggling.

Sibling Rivalry

If the sibling fights are getting too much for you right now, Alicia discusses how to deal with the rivalry and stop them squabbling.

School’s Out

Helping stressed parents through the school shutdown due to Coronavirus.

How To Talk To Your Child About Coronavirus

A pandemic can be a scary time for parents and children alike. So here are some pointers for keeping young people calm and holding a panic-free conversation about Coronavirus.

March 2020 Newsletter

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

Talking Teenagers – Parenting Tips

Alicia shares some of her parenting gems with James Shone and James Sertin from Talking Teenagers, to help promote strong self-esteem and emotional resilience.

Canford and Port Regis Schools Join Our Online Programme

A large focus of our work is with schools, helping staff support the wellbeing of children so we are delighted to welcome these two new schools.

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.

Help Zone

The Channel

The Channel delivers specific advice and support to young people with epilepsy. Launched by the charity Young Epilepsy, it was co-created by young people and uses their voice to make information more accessible and engaging.

Samaritans

Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to helping people in times of need. You can contact them day or night, there is always someone to talk to. Samaritans is currently offering resources to help individuals during the coronavirus outbreak.

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.

Childline

Childline is a free, private and confidential service for anyone under 19 in the UK. Their counsellors are trained staff and volunteers and they are available everyday from 9am to midnight.

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

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

Frank

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

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.

Turtle Key Arts

Turtle Key Arts believe that access to the arts helps to improve the quality of life by bringing people together, offering creative opportunities, social inter-action, confidence and self-esteem.

The Academy of Mental Fitness

The Academy of Mental Fitness are on a mission to make looking after our minds as normal as going for a run or eating our five a day.

NSPCC

NSPCC is the UK's leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse. Head to their website for more information.