How to make your teenager happy.

As a parent, sometimes the tug of love towards our children is so strong, we just want to take all the pain away from them, and make their lives as easy as possible. We want our teenagers to be happy, but your teenagers happiness levels are sometimes not easy to...
how we can support our local businesses

how we can support our local businesses

I’m 27 days into the 30 day blog challenge and I have to own up to not posting a blog yesterday! I did have a great reason for it, however. I was busy on my other website organising our first guest post. Its an article written by Nancy Shull and is called A...
out of work? think success!

out of work? think success!

Its a fact of life that the job market is difficult at the moment, and if you have been made redundant and lost your main source of income recently you are facing the reality of your situation daily. People react differently to job loss, but if you recognise any of...
in praise of teenagers

in praise of teenagers

This week I looked forward to two new clients, both teenagers. The first appointment was on Tuesday at midday, because she had a day free from school. 12 oçlock came and went, and no sign of the client. At 12:30 I rang her mobile to be greeted by the message:...
Are you listening to your teenagers?

Are you listening to your teenagers?

It seems that every parent I speak to at the moment is focused on the schooling of their kids. In the Netherlands its the time of year when your 12 year old teenager gets a place at the middelbaar school (junior high inUSA, and senior school inUK). The worry is...
Wake up to your relationship!

Wake up to your relationship!

Are you an early riser? or not a morning person? Do you come alive and do your best work after midnight? or cannot think creatively after lunch? And whichever one you are, is your partner the same type? Over the past 25 years, I have tended to get out of bed earlier...