Articles about Listening in Presence

A new way to handle teenage anxiety, anger and self-harm.

Has your cheerful, easy-going child become anxious and withdrawn? Or do they have angry outbursts in which they swear at you, or even become so upset that they self-harm? Are you struggling to handle all the intensity and drama?

No matter how loving or conscious we are as parents our children may experience times of distress and intense emotions, especially during their teen years.

When I experienced this intense emotional expression in my own teenage sons I noticed that my reactions tended to go two ways: I desperately tried to fix the problem or I felt like a victim of the situation.

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How do I stop yelling at my child?

What happens in your home when your child gets upset, angry or lashes out? Or they make a huge mess or fight with their sibling?

Do you sometimes notice yourself speaking to your children in the same way that you were spoken to as a child?

Do you find yourself blaming, threatening or yelling at them, even though you vowed that you weren’t going to do that?

Sometimes we get triggered and a reaction just bursts out of us. We say and do things to our child that we regret.

Does this happen to you? Would you like to reduce the yelling?

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