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Weekend Harrogate – Entertaining The Reluctant Teen in Harrogate

Weekend Harrogate – what is there to do with a reluctant teen? I was sorely tempted to batten down the hatches, curl up on the sofa with a packet of chocolate digestives and watch a pile of DVDs, but I definitely needed some fresh air and so did the boy. I’m a firm believer that children are like…

Parenting a Teenager – Keeping Sane with Teen Bingo

Parenting a teenager is wonderful, challenging, rewarding and frustrating all bundled up together If you’re anything like me, there are days that feel weirdly like a cross between Groundhog Day and a game of Teen Bingo. If you have a teenager, you’ll know where I’m coming from. There are phrases you find yourself repeating…

Online Parenting Tips – When is it OK to leave a teen home alone?

Online Parenting Tips: Finding Work/Life Balance One of the (many) parenting challenges for the working single parent is the thorny question of ‘when is it OK to leave a teen at home alone?’  What’s reasonable? What’s legal? And most importantly, what’s safe? Like many single parents, I hold down a full-time job, to support…