Blog Tag: parenting teens


The scary reality of a teen’s search for identity in a world of socials, selfies and fake news

One of the fundamental biological drivers of adolescence is the search for identity. And let’s[...]

Understanding teen boys’ anger

Let’s be honest. We all get angry at times and that is because it is[...]

Our adolescents are passive and inactive and we can’t just blame screens 

We grown-ups know that eating well, sleeping well and exercising well are the three key[...]


Teenage Masks

Do you sometimes feel a teen is pretending to be someone they’re not? In this[...]


The Teen Tipping Point

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie discusses our vulnerable adolescents. She discusses how we all have[...]


Today’s parents and teens: the generation chasm

There has always been a generation gap between parents and teens. Things change from one[...]


Teen safety (without suffocation)–Understanding Boys

Maggie spoke with Harb Gill from the Understanding Boys blog about how to keep your teen sons[...]


The only three rules that matter: KISS parenting

There are so many parenting styles floating around in the sleep-deprived, chaotic world that is[...]


Help! We found marijuana in our son’s room

Maggie runs Q&A sessions for members of her online course community. In this session for[...]


Dealing with your anger as a parent

As a parent there are going to be days when you have run out of[...]


Being a wise, ‘wonder woman’ teen girl out and about

As our girls get older and want to stretch their wings as adolescence arrives in[...]


Family meetings

Technically a family operates like a small organisation, like a community or even a small[...]


Boys & Mums: the tween years (Part 2 of 2)

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about parenting boys as they approach their adolescence. Maggie[...]


Helping your teen girl with volatile emotions

I once shared an article on Facebook written by Susan Stiffelman called Why Is My[...]


Boys & Mums: the tween years (Part 1 of 2)

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about the challenges for mums raising boys in the[...]


Teen Boys & Gaming: The 10 Agreements for Healthy Balance

Recently a mum of 15-year-old boy came up and asked me a frequently asked question:[...]


Helping our teen girls shine

I often have mums of teen girls speak to me about how worried they are about[...]


Adolescent Brains: What’s Going on Up There?

In this “’Maggie Moment”’, Maggie talks about what’s going on in the adolescent brain and[...]