Child and Family Psychologist Derbyshire


6. Resources

Young Minds Parents Advice Line0808 802 5544 Childline 0800 NSPCC 0808 800 5000 Your local Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service(CAMHS) via your GPAnxiety UK 03444 775 774 No Panic 0844 967 4848https://no Self Harm UKhttps://www.self LGBT Foundation 0345 330 30 30

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5. Look after you

Chat to friends Pause and breathe Keep doing things that YOU enjoy   Really this should have been number 1 on the list!! It is true what they say during those safety announcements on a plane – You need to put on your own oxygen mask before you can help others with theirs. Parenting teens

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4. Keep the balance

Your relationship with your teen is THE most important thing! Think back over the last day or so: How many interactions with your teen have been based on positive emotional connection? How many have been negative or corrective? We need to make sure there are at least as many positive interactions as there are negative

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3. Become a master negotiator

From your list of Arguements you have recently had with your teen, choose 3 that you feel related to the most serious concerns But before we do that, let’s talk about ‘natural consequences’. These are consequences that follow on naturally from the thing your teen has or hasn’t done. For example, if they haven’t completed

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2. Choose your battles

I know, I know! I am sure you’ve heard this many times before. And I bet you’re thinking “Well Melita, I am stretched to the edge of my tolerance!”. I hear you. There are probably a million and one things driving you nuts right now. But! Rome wasn’t built in a day as they say!

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1. Introduction

Welcome to this short course on understanding and managing your teens behaviour This short course will give you some ideas of how to break the problems down and hopefully tackle them in a constructive manner. Please grab a pen and paper as you are going to write a few things down in the next

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