What advice would you give to your teenage self? I feel the biggest mistake I made as a teenager was being led in my career and courses by my parents. I wanted to join the army, I really wish I had. I also wanted to study French, Art and Art History and go to universityContinue reading “Stop Listening To Course Advice from Parents”
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Tales from a younger me.
On a night out, high heels, short skirt Music blaring, dancing away Bar cruising, drinks flowing Getting drunk, wobbly shoes Fall forward, reach out Grab onto something Lady infront is on the floor too Skirt down Pull myself up, drunken mess Police asks if I’m doing my best ‘News Shoes!’ I exclaim like I’m soberContinue reading “Tales from a younger me.”
Teens need hugs too
Especially mine but on their terms of course. I don’t know what triggers anxiety and panic attacks with me or my teen, sometimes it just happens. Last night around 10.30pm I had a tearful, shaking 16year old rush in, jump in my bed and hug me. I held her close and told her I wasContinue reading “Teens need hugs too”
My teen is 16 today! I just wanted to share because even though she drives me crazy and makes me insane, I absolutely love her and am so proud of her. I also tell her this don’t worry I don’t keep it to myself.
I took my teen out today, look round some Christmas decorations, garden centre, hot chocolate and sausage roll. Bought a few special items. I had a lovely time ignoring the sulking from the teen. The whole time. The hating the crowds. The sausage roll is disgusting. The hot chocolate was rank. The shops were boring.Continue reading “Moody teens”
I’m not sure how to deal with this. When the nightmares are trauma related. There’s very little support for teens with PTSD. I’ve tried happy thoughts before sleep, taking control on dreams by telling her to see me their saving her, talking about them; nothing so far seems to work. So now I lie awakeContinue reading “Teen nightmares”
But not in my room From the teens upstairs Ratatatta tata tat boom boom Ratatatta tata tat boom boom ‘Alexa!’ ‘Turn it down!’ Alexa can’t hear me over the drum and bass sound.
I wanted to share some positive news! Last I blogged, I wrote about our struggles here coping with teenage depression and suicidal thought patterns. Here is me hoping and praying, that we are making steps in the right direction. Having gone from complete breakdowns and self harming to smiling, chatting and being more sociable, weContinue reading “Small steps…”
Three steps forward, two back
Just when you think a corner maybe turning, you’re thrown right back. We have a system in place at home. Like a traffic light system but with processes. So if you feel low, you don’t use your phone, you don’t sleep alone, you never are alone in a room, you eat with everyone else andContinue reading “Three steps forward, two back”
Teen mental health
Today I want to write about the current teenage mental health crisis in the UK, how unsupportive the system is and how dangerous the system is for our young people. This is from my own personal experience. My teen suffers with an anxiety disorder, is also apparently showing signs of autism, had had long standingContinue reading “Teen mental health”