/Troubled Kids and Teens

Articles for parents and carers of troubled kids and teens

How to fast-track your way to acceptance

TOOT! TOOT!!! All aboard the acceptance express!!! Here's how you can fast track your way to acceptance of someone's behaviour/choices/character when no one around you gets it... (Or maybe they're too hung up on their own agenda to throw you an olive branch...) 1. Research it First profile the person so you can see on [...]

How to accept something overwhelming

TOOT! TOOT!!! All aboard the acceptance express!!! Here's how you can fast track your way to acceptance of someone's behaviour/choices/character when no one around you gets it (or they're too hung up on their own agenda to throw you an olive branch) 1. Research it First profile the person so you can see on paper [...]

The importance of self-care

I'm challenging my free Facebook group - Screw you, I'm choosing me - a lot lately. There's a self-love challenge many are struggling with and this week we're talking about self-care. WHY? Because when we're focussed in on how painful a relationship is, we can get really caught up in that pain, hurt and anger [...]

34 toxic behaviours and how to change them

Some people create their own storms and get mad when it rains. Unknown Toxic behaviours can be difficult to remember and easy to dismiss as “that person’s problem” rather than something that could affect you, in the short term or long term. In order to be completely mentally healthy, avoiding things that are toxic for [...]

Removing limiting beliefs

Conquer your limiting beliefs and nothing can prevent you from achieving success in anything you want. Jerry Bruckner All personal breakthroughs being with a change in beliefs. So how do we change? The most effective way is to get your brain to associate massive pain to the old belief. You must feel deep in your [...]

How to make yourself happy

Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle Knowing how to make yourself happy is one of the most empowering things we can do, particularly when you are in a toxic relationship or recovering from one. Life is constantly changing and everything is unpredictable, which means the only person we can fully depend on is ourselves. If we’re [...]

Personal boundaries: why we need them and how to set them

Good fences make good neighbours. Robert Frost Every healthy relationship needs boundaries, which is difficult for many of us to accept particularly when we care so much for the happiness and wellbeing of others. It’s easy to let boundaries lapse when we like someone, but it’s important to respect yourself and the other person enough [...]

How to change conversation and take control

A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet. Truman Capote Our conversation influences a lot of the things around us – the type of friends we have, our jobs, the way people respond to us... and ultimately it affects [...]

Let go of frustration with yourself

Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment. Dale Carnegie One of the most self-destructive feelings we can have is frustration – particularly if it has been around for a while about the same issue. Unfortunately there’s no quick fix to this – especially it involves falling out of [...]