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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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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.4 • 19 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.

    Is It EVER RIGHT to INVADE Your CHILD'S PRIVACY?!

    Is It EVER RIGHT to INVADE Your CHILD'S PRIVACY?!

    Is it ever tight to invade your kids privacy? Did YOUR parents ever read your diary? Or rummage through your room? When is it right to be concerned for your kids welfare and when are is it a case of being downright nosy? Privacy and Parenting is a minefield. How private CAN anyone be in this modern high-etc age where everyone knows where everyone is every second of the day. We delve into the private thoughts of our teens and whether they think there’s ever a moment when us parents are allowed to invade their space - OR their minds!!!

    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

    • 57 min
    WARPED BODY IMAGE & THE PERILS OF BODY TUNING & FACE TUNING APPS

    WARPED BODY IMAGE & THE PERILS OF BODY TUNING & FACE TUNING APPS

    Nadia & Mark discuss Nadia’s new Body Confidence Campaign for Loose Women and explore the increasing use of body tuning APPS amongst young women and young boys. In what ways do all these social media APPS and tuning instruments damage our self esteem? Are they all causing Mass Body Dysmorphia ? How would Mark & Nadia have fared in today’s climate? Or is the crisis around fake selfies and touched up photos the same crisis of the 70s and 80s just with a different technology? Maddie and Carlitos discuss the topic from a young woman and a young man's perspective - and Nadia and Mark ask what came first? The Body Dysmoprhia or the technology designed to conceal this Dysmorphia? Is it a storm in a tea cup ? Are these APPS actually quite harmless? Or do they actually profoundly damage the minds AND bodies of our teenage 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

    • 49 min
    LOVING OR HATING YOUR CHILDREN'S PARTNERS

    LOVING OR HATING YOUR CHILDREN'S PARTNERS

    Mark & Nadia talk about the joys and horrors of loving or loathing your chikldren's boyfriends or girlfriends. Should we as parents actually tell our kids when we sense a partner is a bad egg? What happens when we love them as if they’re our own and then they split up? Is it ever right to maintain contact with your children’s exes? The heartbreak of losing them - the fear of hating them - when is it okay to tell your kids what you really think of their choice in partners? It’s a hornets nest of positives and negatives - a complicated minefield - if you hate them should you keep your enemies close and say nothing? Or do you take the bad uns aside and have a little word in their ears?! Our kids and their partners is today’s thorny subject!

    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

    • 48 min
    TEENAGERS & ALCOHOL : HOW DO WE STEER THEM THROUGH AN “ALCOHOL” OBSESSED WORLD?

    TEENAGERS & ALCOHOL : HOW DO WE STEER THEM THROUGH AN “ALCOHOL” OBSESSED WORLD?

    As a family that lives with Alcoholism & Addiction - teenage drinking is a major cause for concern in Nadia & Mark’s home. Completely banning it is unrealistic ... suggesting it’s the source of all fun is dangerous ... this conversation gets very emotional as they reflect on the challenges and the joys of being a family that lives with Alcoholism and how this trickles down to their daughter’s attitudes towards alcohol and drinking. Do most parents drop the ball when it comes to flagging up the dangers of alcohol - and in what ways can we (or should we) try to help steer our kids away from dangerous drinking?!

    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

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Are TEENS Becoming BRUTALISED By a CONSTANT DIET of Screen Violence

    Are TEENS Becoming BRUTALISED By a CONSTANT DIET of Screen Violence

    Do our teens see too much violence on their devices? Is violent material too freely available and what are the consequences for our children’s mental health? Are youngsters numb to acts of extreme violence? Have they all got some level of PTSD from seeing too much? Are youngsters aware of what’s right and what’s wrong violence? When is it important to see violent material (for political reasons) and when does it become counter productive? What controls are there for parents and kids when it comes to preventing easy access to violent material? What are the potential dangers of being exposed to too much violence and is there a difference between real violence and fictionalised violence? Is one better or worse than the other?

    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
    EATING DISORDERS & LOCKDOWN : WE DISCUSS YOUR COMMENTS

    EATING DISORDERS & LOCKDOWN : WE DISCUSS YOUR COMMENTS

    This week is a slightly different podcast in which we hand the conversation over to you listeners and discuss the issues surrounding Eating Disorders that affected you most in Lockdown and during the Pandemic. Has Coronavirus made us ALL eating chaotically - do we live in a culture that necessarily encourages binge eating AND binge dieting ... YOU share with US your thoughts, worries & experiences ...

    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

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 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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