My teenager is rude and disrespectful. What can I do?

Hi ElizabethMy son Jack, he's defiant, rude, argumentative, naughty at school and basically no matter what the boundaries, he pushes them. I've tried everything I can think of, I've even had behavioural services round before he went to secondary school, but to be honest we are no further forward. He doesn't work very hard at school, does [...]


41 things you can do if your teenager steals from you

  GET FREE GUIDE Understanding Stealing Why do teenagers steal? Sometimes they just want what someone else has got, and don’t think before they take it. They may have developed some sense of entitlement – often because they have not had the opportunity to contribute in their household or work for money. Many teenagers steal [...]


Is it true you should never punish a child?

I am not an advocate of soft parenting. I believe strongly that children need effective guidance and discipline. But over the years I am beginning to realise that no child ever truly learned from being punished – you know the kind where we, as parents wade in and decide what ‘punishment’ to use. Such as [...]