100 episodes

Welcome to your weekly audio hug for parents going through the teen and tween years. As a mum of two teens and two bonus daughters, I've designed this audio hug to help calm your fears, learn from the mistakes of others, and grow in confidence in your role. I take questions from listeners, or my own problems, and do lots of research into what the experts say. Then Susie brings her wealth of expertise in mindfulness to talk through the realities of parenting.It may look like other parents are perfect but even experts make mistakes, because good parenting is a constantly evolving challenge. In all the research I've done the most important thing we can do is focus on building our connection by being more curious and less critical of both our kids and ourselves. Admitting our mistakes isn't failure, it's growth.What the Independent Podcasting Award judges said:  'The advice within the podcast on how to deal with what life throws at you is universally helpful, not just for those with teenagers.'  'A good mix of personal stories alongside professional insight; it's addressing something different, and helps its audience with the references and extra information provided in episode notes.'  'The rapport between the hosts, Rachel and Susie, is great with a good mix of them chatting, but also providing context for the listener and remembering them within the conversation.' For more discussion and tips, you can find us on Facebook and Instagram. Find courses with Susie at https://www.amindful-life.co.uk/

Parenting teenagers untangled. 🏆 Award-winning podcast for parents of teens and tweens‪.‬ Rachel Richards and Susie Asli

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Welcome to your weekly audio hug for parents going through the teen and tween years. As a mum of two teens and two bonus daughters, I've designed this audio hug to help calm your fears, learn from the mistakes of others, and grow in confidence in your role. I take questions from listeners, or my own problems, and do lots of research into what the experts say. Then Susie brings her wealth of expertise in mindfulness to talk through the realities of parenting.It may look like other parents are perfect but even experts make mistakes, because good parenting is a constantly evolving challenge. In all the research I've done the most important thing we can do is focus on building our connection by being more curious and less critical of both our kids and ourselves. Admitting our mistakes isn't failure, it's growth.What the Independent Podcasting Award judges said:  'The advice within the podcast on how to deal with what life throws at you is universally helpful, not just for those with teenagers.'  'A good mix of personal stories alongside professional insight; it's addressing something different, and helps its audience with the references and extra information provided in episode notes.'  'The rapport between the hosts, Rachel and Susie, is great with a good mix of them chatting, but also providing context for the listener and remembering them within the conversation.' For more discussion and tips, you can find us on Facebook and Instagram. Find courses with Susie at https://www.amindful-life.co.uk/

    96: Sleeping in until late during the holidays. Tips for coping with teens and tweens who're waking up later and later.

    96: Sleeping in until late during the holidays. Tips for coping with teens and tweens who're waking up later and later.

    Send us a Text Message.When a lone mother came onto our Facebook group to look for support with her teenage son who's done very little with his summer holiday other than sleep in late I thought it was a great time to revisit this topic, and talk about the severe level of sleep deprivation our society deems acceptable, and how important sleep is for teens. They're not lazy; there are some important developmental things happening when they sleep. That said, there are also some concrete thi...

    • 19 min
    95: Listener email: Teen public displays of affection and sex in your home.

    95: Listener email: Teen public displays of affection and sex in your home.

    Send us a Text Message.Living with a teenager can make us feel queezy at times because we keep losing our bearings. They're changing rapidly, and bringing new challenges into our home, while we're just trying to do our best. For many, the start of a romantic relationship can feel particularly difficult. You're not just negotiating new territory, but having to do it with another person in the equation. One listener has contacted me to for support over her teen daughter snuggling with her ...

    • 17 min
    94: Switching parental gears for their new school year.

    94: Switching parental gears for their new school year.

    Send us a Text Message.The holidays are a great time to begin preparing our kids for the next year, but there's so much we could be doing it's hard to know where to start. I've turned to and someone who specialises in helping parents with tweens to give us some great, actionable tips.JoAnn Schauf, who founded Your Tween and You, and is the author of Loving the Alien: How to Parent Your Tween, emphasizes the importance of focusing on fostering autonomy and confidence in children.In this episod...

    • 32 min
    93: Screen time for tweens and teens: The latest on what works and what doesn't.

    93: Screen time for tweens and teens: The latest on what works and what doesn't.

    Send us a Text Message.If you're a bit confused about how much you should be wading in on your young adolescent's screen time then you're not alone. The truth is, there's been very little clear data to prove what we should and shouldn't be doing. Jonathan Haidt's book Anxiety Generation has turned the dial up on the whole subject and he's pushing hard for a ban on social media for younger teens because of the impact he says it has on them. Meanwhile, Natasha Devon is more keen on getting us p...

    • 34 min
    92: Summer flip or summer flop? What will your teen be doing with their summer, and does it really matter?

    92: Summer flip or summer flop? What will your teen be doing with their summer, and does it really matter?

    Send us a Text Message.The amount of holiday teens get varies enormously around the world. For some, it's a much needed break from routine, for others it's a real chance to flip the script of their life and focus their attention on things that aren't part of the rigid educational agenda. In this episode we talk about ways in which we can help our teens use their summer to grow in ways that genuinely interest them. Lots of skills get little time for development whilst they're at school, so it'...

    • 36 min
    91: Is your teen being lazy, or could they be lacking a key executive skill?

    91: Is your teen being lazy, or could they be lacking a key executive skill?

    Send us a Text Message.It's incredibly frustrating to parent a teen who seems smart but is constantly late, can't set effective goals, can't keep going after their initial burst of enthusiasm, who's messy, doesn't start projects on time, or can't seem to control their impulses. Are they being lazy or is it that they lack a key skill which is holding them back? The latest book I read makes it clear that problems with any of these tasks isn't necessarily lack of interest or laziness, but c...

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

mmonty3 ,

May have saved my relationship with my tween

I found this podcast at just the right time in the early stages of tween girl/mom dysfunction. It gave me the perspective change I needed.. she’s right where she’s supposed to be! Thank you

Jean3689 ,

Enjoyed your first episode of the New Year! Thank you!

Loving these podcasts on raising teens. Thank you

Nieztejziemi ,

Extremely helpful

Just listened to one episode about self-harm and immediately followed the show. Finally I got some really helpful tools to deal with my teen who refuses to see therapist. All other podcasts advise seeking therapist’s help. If only it was that easy. Thank you for life savings tips and hope.

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