Healthy sleep habits (or lack of!)

This might be the time that all those healthy sleep habits you may have created while they were young, have gone by the wayside. It's really frustrating for us as parents to still hear our kids banging around at night knowing they've got school the next day and will be a nightmare to wake at 7am. But (we know, eye roll over the 'but'!) this is really normal and in line with their brain development and new rhythms. 

It'll be useful to stick to a routine, but there may need to be a few adjustments. These are our best tips to get our teens a good night's sleep (through the school week, at least!)

Tech boundaries
Brain development
Grab a book
Check in

Taking care of their mental health

As parents we worry about our teen's mental health and wellbeing, in a way we haven't needed to before. We get scared because of all the 'bad news' stories, but it's good to know there's some quite simple things we can support our teens with that act as protective buffers for them.

Let's take you through them...

Relationship, relationship, relationship
Checking in on their balance
Support them to not be perfect
Wellbeing 101
In a nutshell the buffers against mental illness