Showing posts from October, 2019

"Don't tell my Mum!": The importance of letting your teen know they can call you anytime, anywhere and no matter what you will still love them

I've written many times about the importance of letting your child know that you are happy to be part of a plan if something should ever go amiss when they are out. Every time they leave your house they need to hear you say "If you need me, I'll be there, anytime, anywhere - no questions asked!" It's important to say that there are bound to be lots of questions the next morning or at least some time after the incident but, even if you have to gaffe-tape your mouth shut on the way home from wherever, stay true to your word and have the discussion later. All you want to do at the time is to make sure they are safe. Hopefully you will never receive the call, but if you do, your child needs to know you'll be there for them.  Over the past few weeks I've been back on the road, travelling across the country speaking to young people. As always, I continue to be blown away by how incredible our kids are and the way they respond to the messages I deliver. As m