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Popular television personality and Loose Women Panelist Nadia Sawalha sits down with her husband, Mark Adderley, to discuss the modern issues that face our teenage kids... and the style in which we parent.

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Popular television personality and Loose Women Panelist Nadia Sawalha sits down with her husband, Mark Adderley, to discuss the modern issues that face our teenage kids... and the style in which we parent.

    Are YOU as PETRIFIED as WE are about our TEENAGERS Not Sleeping or Doing Enough Exercise???

    Are YOU as PETRIFIED as WE are about our TEENAGERS Not Sleeping or Doing Enough Exercise???

    At the best of times trying to stress the importance of good sleep and exercise to a teenager is difficult - during a pandemic it’s impossible. Mark & Nadia share their fears, abject failures, and their thoughts on how on earth they can lay the groundwork for a healthy life when most teens couldn’t care less about getting fit or sleeping well. Their daughter Maddie shocks them with how futile their task really is.

    Find out answers to these questions and many more in this episode of Confessions of A Modern Parent.  They take questions and suggestions from listeners on their experiences in parenting roles.  If you have a parenting question or suggestion for Mark or Nadia, you can get in touch at: Twitter @mark_adderley

    • 45 min
    How Do We GET OUR TEENS & Ourselves Through a THIRD LOCKDOWN without losing our MINDS ...

    How Do We GET OUR TEENS & Ourselves Through a THIRD LOCKDOWN without losing our MINDS ...

    It’s got to the point now where our children can see through our well meaning parenting lies, they now know when we are putting a positive gloss on things, they are more plugged into the rules and limitations of lock-down than us parents - so HOW on EARTH do we keep them motivated - how do we guard against them tipping into mental health crises? How can we help ourselves as parents? We talk a LOT about the need for honesty, transparency and a sense of humor in what must surely be our final push towards a return to some kind of normal. We respond to a LOT of listeners comments - many of whom are at their wits end with worry ...

    Find out answers to these questions and many more in this episode of Confessions of A Modern Parent.  They take questions and suggestions from listeners on their experiences in parenting roles.  If you have a parenting question or suggestion for Mark or Nadia, you can get in touch at: Twitter @mark_adderley

    • 47 min
    THE SNOWFLAKE GENERATION

    THE SNOWFLAKE GENERATION

    Is this an accurate description of a generation of youngsters who can’t cope with the world or a bullying phrase used by older people to dismiss youngsters concerns? Mark & Nadia interrogate the ways in which the term is used - how it’s gone from something quite lighthearted to something that can be deeply controlling and misogynistic in some circles. Are we actually creating more of a problem by even using the term?

    Find out answers to these questions and many more in this episode of Confessions of A Modern Parent.  They take questions and suggestions from listeners on their experiences in parenting roles.  If you have a parenting question or suggestion for Mark or Nadia, you can get in touch at: Twitter @mark_adderley

    • 45 min
    CHRISTMAS IN THE AGE OF CORONAVIRUS!

    CHRISTMAS IN THE AGE OF CORONAVIRUS!

    Xmas is a difficult time for us parents at the best of times. Being a parent to teenagers at Xmas is even tougher. Doing it all with lock-downs, different tiers, social distancing and family bubbles brings another layer of difficulty. We hear how our teens are feeling about Xmas ... and we remember the nostalgic days of Xmas back when they were toddlers and there was still the excitement of Santa ... we are brought down to Earth with a bump by Maddie...

    Find out answers to these questions and many more in this episode of Confessions of A Modern Parent. They take questions and suggestions from listeners on their experiences in parenting roles. If you have a parenting question or suggestion for Mark or Nadia, you can get in touch at: Twitter @mark_adderley

    • 40 min
    ARE YOU AN EMBARRASSING PARENT??

    ARE YOU AN EMBARRASSING PARENT??

    Today's chat is about how embarrassing we can be as parents. What is it about being a parent that immediately makes us uncool and essentially irrelevant? Nadia & Mark's daughter MADDIE shares some home truths about just how embarrassing they both are - as does Nadia's friend's son Carlitos. When do TEENS start to feel the cringe? And are we doomed from the outset on our parenting journeys? Plus - who is more embarrassing? Nadia or Mark??!!

    Find out answers to these questions and many more in this episode of Confessions of A Modern Parent. They take questions and suggestions from listeners on their experiences in parenting roles. If you have a parenting question or suggestion for Mark or Nadia, you can get in touch at: Twitter @mark_adderley

    • 41 min
    WHAT DO YOU HATE ABOUT PARENTING & WHAT DO TEENS HATE ABOUT US PARENTS??

    WHAT DO YOU HATE ABOUT PARENTING & WHAT DO TEENS HATE ABOUT US PARENTS??

    A funny AND serious exploration of those elements of parenting we are simply too afraid to admit we don’t like. To suggest you don’t like an aspect of parenting runs the risk of being named and shamed as neglectful - but Mark & Nadia decide to provide ALL parents with a truly confessional hour of revealing what parts of being a parent are boring, tedious, exhausting, and unrewarding. However, the teens can also have a bit of a moan about how embarrassing parents are too!!

    Find out answers to these questions and many more in this episode of Confessions of A Modern Parent. They take questions and suggestions from listeners on their experiences in parenting roles. If you have a parenting question or suggestion for Mark or Nadia, you can get in touch at: Twitter @mark_adderley

    • 46 min

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