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://www.amindful-life.co.uk/
May 10, 2023
Conflict is normal - but it often escalates during teenage years because our kids are trying to assert their own wishes, and probably aren't very skilled at it. As parents, it's easy to fall into classic conflict traps if we…
April 28, 2023
It's pre-exam time of year again, and oh boy it's tough for our teens. Does yours have a colour-coded revision schedule, carefully-timed breaks, and a confident spring in their step? Maybe they don't seem to be doing enough …
April 18, 2023
Most first world countries agree that the age of consent is around sixteen, but teenagers don't suddenly awake to their sexuality on their sixteenth birthday. Sexual feelings and interest can start much younger, well before …
March 27, 2023
We all want our kids to do well at school, but when they become teenagers there's a tendency for both schools and parents to ease back on communication. The schools tend to be much bigger and our teens are trying desperately…
March 17, 2023
Nobody likes blowing a fuse when their teen does something that triggers them, but we all do it at some point. Nicky asked us to discuss this topic after she felt she'd overreacted to bad feedback from her son's teachers. We…
March 3, 2023
The stress of parenting doesn’t go away when they’re teenagers, it just changes. We may have more physical space, but finding mental space can often feel impossible. In this episode we talk about the tools we can use to mana…
Learning to express our views needs to start at home, where it is safe to speak your mind and know you will still be loved and you don't need to use nast…
It's pre exam time of year again so we look at revision strategies that work, and what we can do as parents to support our teenagers.
The problem with underage sex is that it's illegal, so counselling our teens on the topic beyond saying 'it's illegal' or 'not in my house' requires some…
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
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.
Great episode, as always, thank you
"I loved your episode on over-reacting. I hadn’t realizad I respond exactly the way I was brought up. We are a family of over-reacters and it explains so much. (Must be our Italian genes) I will de…"
"I spent ages trying to "fix" my teenager when I stumbled across these podcasts and discovered they don't need fixing but understanding. You have helped me understand my daughter and be able to tal…"
To say you've been a lifesaver is an understatement.
"I just want to say a huge than you to both of you. I have 2 teenagers (girl and boy) and struggle without a support network as I live in Istanbul, far from family and in a culture that doesn't discus…"
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