There has been a constant stream of negativity about when teenagers haul themselves up in their rooms and binge watch TV series. The ‘Netflix Effect’ has seen some real bad press. When a whole series appears in full there is encouragement to watch it all in one session, often taking over work commitments, school, and sleeping. Binge watching can lead to laziness, over eating, being … Continue reading The Netflix Effect – not all binges are bad
While the adventure of growing up can be a wonderful and exciting time, young people as well as adults can experience difficulties in life. The teenage years can be a strange and difficult time for everyone involved. During this time, the family dynamic can change dramatically. Teenagers begin to fight for their independence and parents fight to maintain control, this can easily seep into school … Continue reading Youth coaching with me
The difference between sadness and depression. In the current climate, the focus on mental health is allowing people to explore their feelings out loud for the first time. For too long, people have been ashamed to talk about their mental health, it is something that needs to be said out loud and acknowledged by so many. People need to talk about this more … Continue reading Are they sad or depressed?
It is important to first discuss with the young person their options and find out if they would like to consider visiting a youth coach. There will be an initial meeting, if in school or the home there needs to be a room that a confidential conversation can take place. After attending an initial meeting, the young person will be invited to attend a series … Continue reading How does youth coaching work?