56 episodes

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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    • Parenting
    • 4.3 • 16 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.

    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
    The Headache & Heartache of BULLYING

    The Headache & Heartache of BULLYING

    A subject that never goes away - and is never always the same - to mark Anti Bullying Week - we explore the reasons behind bullying, whether we SHOULD understand the bully, and how to deal with the more insidious low level (and often more damaging) bullying that can occur below the radar of parents AND teachers. It’s another emotional and heated conversation - as Mark & Nadia are reminded of their own difficult encounters with bullying.

    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

    • 38 min
    TEENS & THERAPY: Is Therapy a GOOD Thing for Teenagers?

    TEENS & THERAPY: Is Therapy a GOOD Thing for Teenagers?

    Is it ALWAYS right for teenagers to go into therapy? Do teenagers need therapy and counselling today more than ever or have we got too soft and “namby-pamby” and in fact, youngsters need to just pull their social up and get on with just being teenagers? Is therapy a middle-class phenomenon? When could it be a lifesaver? With all the pressures of lockdown, the increased availability of drugs and alcohol, and continual reports suggesting that mental health issues for youngsters are on the increase - do all teenagers deserve some form of therapy or counselling: a safe space to share their emotions? We hear from teenagers who have had therapy and parents who worry that bad therapists can often trigger even worse reactions in their kids.

    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

    • 55 min
    How Do We ALL Get Through LOCKDOWN 2 - as TEENS and PARENTS?!

    How Do We ALL Get Through LOCKDOWN 2 - as TEENS and PARENTS?!

    How are we going to get through lockdown 2.0??? How do you even sell this to your teenager when you are finding it a bitter pill to swallow yourself?! How can we even put a silver lining on missing an important year of their lives? A year to be carefree, not stuck at home with boring parents!!

    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

    • 53 min
    MOODY TEENAGERS!!!

    MOODY TEENAGERS!!!

    How to Cope with them and WHATS Going on For them? When is a moody teenager just a moody teenager and when are they struggling with a mental health crisis?! What do TEENAGERS hate most about the term “MOODY TEENAGER”? Are they justified in their MOODYNESS? Or do they need to get a grip?!

    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

    • 44 min
    IS IT EVER OKAY TO BE FRIENDS WITH OUR KIDS?

    IS IT EVER OKAY TO BE FRIENDS WITH OUR KIDS?

    Where is the borderline between being a parent and being a friend. Is it ever inappropriate to try and be BESTIES with your teenage children. Should we simply be strict disciplinarians - or is it actually important to be approachable? It is a difficult balancing act being an approachable parent and Nadia and Mark explore the parenting minefield of whether it's right or wrong to try and be friends with your teenage children.

    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

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Ariam T. ,

Thank you

I am a teen from San Francisco with no kids or a marriage and I find your podcasts so informative and honest and hopeful. Plus, I’ve been subscribed to your YouTube channel for almost two years! (And can I say, they are the highlight of my days at times) I look forward to watching your family everyday and often feel apart of it. You constantly make me laugh and appreciate life with your wit, empathy, kindness and just always being your whole self. Thank you to you Nadia and Mark as well as your girls, Nanny Di, parents and siblings for making someone thousands of miles away feel so included and heard.
Best Wishes!❤️

Nejaaaa ,

I love it!

I listen to both your podcasts on YouTube and I'm not even married or have children:)! I appreciate the fact that you are very real which is refreshing to see. 5 stars from Slovenia!

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