Teenagers Untangled is an audio hug for parents going through the teenage years, made by two mums with a background in coaching.
We started this podcast to provide other parents with a chance to hear us talk about what the experts say, and how we can use their advice in real life. Hopefully we’re also able to offer a bit of light relief along the way.
For more discussion and tips, you can find us on Facebook and Instagram. Find courses with Susie at https://www.amindful-life.co.uk/
March 27, 2023
We all want our kids to do well at school, but when they become teenagers there's a tendency for both schools and parents to ease back on communication. The schools tend to be much bigger and our teens are trying desperately…
March 17, 2023
Nobody likes blowing a fuse when their teen does something that triggers them, but we all do it at some point. Nicky asked us to discuss this topic after she felt she'd overreacted to bad feedback from her son's teachers. We…
March 3, 2023
The stress of parenting doesn’t go away when they’re teenagers, it just changes. We may have more physical space, but finding mental space can often feel impossible. In this episode we talk about the tools we can use to mana…
Feb. 23, 2023
Nicotine is considered highly addictive, and sales of vapes to teens are illegal, but the numbers of teens vaping nicotine in countries around the world are causing great concern. In America, the FDA called it an epidemic an…
Feb. 8, 2023
The 'social contract' between families and schools has been broken during the pandemic, and ongoing absence of kids is a 'deep and concerning problem' according to Amanda Spielman, chief of the UK schools watchdog. Rates of …
Feb. 3, 2023
We've been asked by a listener to discuss how we talk to our boys about influential online figures like Andrew Tate, who act both as an inspiration to achieve great things, and a lightning rod for disgruntled men who blame f…
Coping with other humans is always going to be a bit messy and disorienting. They come to every interaction with their own history and assumptions. Havin…
Nicotine is a known toxin, and sales of vapes to teens are illegal, but the numbers of teens vaping in countries around the world are worryingly high. So…
When we were asked to talk about the influencer, Andrew Tate, I looked beyond him into the manosphere, the Matrix, and why his message is so appealing to…
My main career was as a BBC Correspondent, World News Anchor for CNBC, BBC World New Radio, and roving reporter/newsreader on local radio.
I’ve always been fascinated by parenting so loved being a Parenting Supercoach for Parent Gym, working in the most deprived boroughs of London.
I’m now the mother of two step-daughters and two teenagers. A failed dog-trainer (you try it in a house where everyone else gives them cheese) and terrible, but enthusiastic, gardener. I’m a long time lover of Ashtanga yoga, jogging, hiking, skiing, reading, music, and all types of adventurous travel.
I was born in Zambia and lived in six different countries by the age of ten, before settling in the UK.
Susie started practising mindfulness over a decade ago, after a particularly stressful time in her life. It was so effective that she decided to train in Mindfulness with the NHS and the Mindfulness in Schools project to become a Paws b and dot b practitioner, which enables her to teach mindfulness both to primary and secondary school children.
Susie teaches adult groups, 1:1s, families, in schools (children & teachers) and students (at the Guildhall College of Music & Drama).
She's also a qualified psychotherapist (from the Psychotherapeutic Institute in Copenhagen) and a trained musician (working and playing as a freelance viola player and chamber musician, as well as teaching children and adults).
Susie is mum to three children whom she has parented alone for 12 years
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"After I listened to this podcast I talked to my teens about it. The part that hit hard with them was when I told them that the vaping industry mainly relies on young people like themselves becoming h…"