Teenage parties: What to talk about before you say yes.
Teenagers Untangled - Parenting tips from the frontline.

Teenagers Untangled - Parenting tips from the frontline.

Teenagers Untangled is an audio hug for parents going through the teenage years, made by two mums with a background in coaching.

We started this podcast to provide other parents with a chance to hear us talk about what the experts say, and how we can use their advice in real life. Hopefully we’re also able to offer a bit of light relief along the way.

For more discussion and tips, you can find us on Facebook and Instagram. Find courses with Susie at https://susieaslimindfulness.co.uk/

Recent Episodes

Parenting Tips 28: Teenage parties and how deal with requests from your teens.

Dec. 7, 2022

Parties can be life-enhancing, joyous, and a wonderful chance to meet new people, but when it's for a teenager it can have a touch of the wild west about it. For parents who understand the risks it can feel easier to say no,…

Parenting Tips 27: Christmas presents, and how to cope with ungrateful teenagers.

Nov. 28, 2022

Christmas is marketed as a time of magic and joy, but when it comes to your teenagers does it feel more like pressure (to deliver expensive gifts) and disappointment? One of our regular listeners has asked us to research and…

Parenting Tips 26: Friendships: How to support your ‘generation isolation’ teens to build their social skills.

Nov. 11, 2022

Our teens have been dubbed Generation Isolation by the UK charity OnSide. It follows a poll which showed that 77% of young people spend most of their free time at home and 73% saying they spend most of their free time on scr…

Parenting Tips 25: Entitled Teens - Generation Z. How to parent the ones ‘Who want it all’.

Nov. 9, 2022

'Today's teenagers are far more hopeless than anything humanity has ever produced before,' according to Jeremy Clarkson, former presenter of Top Gear. He's talking about generation Z, which is the label for those born betwee…

Parenting Tips 24: Identity crisis? Why identity is such an issue for teenagers. Also, stinky teens and what we can do about it.

Oct. 14, 2022

We've all heard about the phenomenon of a midlife crisis, but it's the teenage years when we first really become aware of our identity. For some, the sense of who we are beneath the roles we play is never a big issue. For ot…

Parenting Tips 23: Coping with an empty nest. Also, manners; what are they and what should we telling our teens about them?

Oct. 2, 2022

In the UK alone, just under half a million teenagers will start university this autumn. Whilst it might be an exciting time for the teenager, the family left behind can be left reeling with a sense of grief and loss. We tal…

Recent Blog Posts

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Parties can be life-enhancing, joyous, and a wonderful chance to meet new people, but when it's for a teenager it can have a touch of the wild west about…

Parenting a teenager at Christmas; the gift of gratitude.

One of our listeners has asked us to research how to better deal with teen lack of gratitude when Christmas and presents don't live up to their expectati…

What gives you the right to tell them what to do?

How to help other parents and your own teenagers. When to do it and what to think if they don't take your advice.

About the Hosts

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Rachel Richards


My main career was as a BBC Correspondent, World News Anchor for CNBC, BBC World New Radio, and roving reporter/newsreader on local radio.

I’ve always been fascinated by parenting so loved being a Parenting Supercoach for Parent Gym, working in the most deprived boroughs of London.

I’m now the mother of two step-daughters and two teenagers. A failed dog-trainer (you try it in a house where everyone else gives them cheese) and terrible, but enthusiastic, gardener. I’m a long time lover of Ashtanga yoga, jogging, hiking, skiing, reading, music, and all types of adventurous travel.

I was born in Zambia and lived in six different countries by the age of ten, before settling in the UK.

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Susie Asli


Susie started practising mindfulness over a decade ago, after a particularly stressful time in her life. It was so effective that she decided to train in Mindfulness with the NHS and the Mindfulness in Schools project to become a Paws b and dot b practitioner, which enables her to teach mindfulness both to primary and secondary school children.

Susie teaches adult groups, 1:1s, families, in schools (children & teachers) and students (at the Guildhall College of Music & Drama).

She's also a qualified psychotherapist (from the Psychotherapeutic Institute in Copenhagen) and a trained musician (working and playing as a freelance viola player and chamber musician, as well as teaching children and adults).

Susie is mum to three children whom she has parented alone for 12 years