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Here are some of my articles, interviews and podcasts about parenting.

20 Tips for parents of teenage daughters

Posted on September 1, 2020

Give your daughter clear but reasonable limits. She needs to know where the boundaries are. Have discussions about limits where her opinion counts. Allow her as much freedom as you can within these limits. Give her the chance to be autonomous and allow her to learn to make her own decisions. She needs space to […]

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How to Reach Your Teen Son

Posted on September 1, 2020

So often, during therapy sessions in my practice, I’ve encountered the sulky, surly, withdrawn attitude of the young teen, and the frustrated or embarrassed reaction of the parents. But when I was on holiday with families with teens recently, I witnessed this first hand, outside of my professional sphere. I was fascinated by the reactions […]

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11. D.I.V.O.R.C.E. and K.I.D.S – Part 2

Posted on June 7, 2020

We are currently re-editing this podcast, so it is temporarily unavailable. If you are interested in this recording, please email howtoraiseamail@gmail.com Here’s the second part of our discussion with six intrepid Villagers about their break-ups and their children. They talk about life after divorce, what they’d do differently, what they’ve learned and what advice they’d […]

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10. D.I.V.O.R.C.E and K.I.D.S – Part 1

Posted on May 28, 2020

We are currently re-editing this podcast, so it is temporarily unavailable. If you are interested in this recording, please email howtoraiseamail@gmail.com Splitting up with your partner is bad enough. Trying to make sure your kids are OK is a whole other dimension. We get posts about these kinds of issues all the time on The […]

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7. The Resilience Toolkit

Posted on April 11, 2020

We are currently re-editing this podcast, so it is temporarily unavailable. If you are interested in this recording, please email howtoraiseamail@gmail.com “You can’t protect your children from trauma, but you can prepare them for it.” In our special bonus podcast, Gabi Lowe (from Episode 6) and Pippa Shaper share some of the tools they’ve created […]

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6. Tracking Down Joy

Posted on April 2, 2020

We are currently re-editing this podcast, so it is temporarily unavailable. If you are interested in this recording, please email howtoraiseamail@gmail.com In 2012, aged 17, Jenna Lowe was diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension. It’s degenerative and incurable. In this Village Live, Jenna’s mom, Gabi, shares the extraordinary insights she gained from having to face every […]

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4. More Than a Game?

Posted on March 15, 2020

We are currently re-editing this podcast, so it is temporarily unavailable. If you are interested in this recording, please email howtoraiseamail@gmail.com We love seeing our kids succeed. But what happens when winning becomes the only thing that matters? Is it worth sacrificing a childhood? And can parents push too hard? Megan De Beyer talks to […]

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How to Raise a Man – 702

Posted on February 16, 2020

Radio 702 – Megan De Beyer, world-renowned parenting expert and psychologist on her new book, How to Raise a Man, a modern mother’s guide to raising her sons.

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1. In The Beginning

Posted on February 11, 2020

We are currently re-editing this podcast, so it is temporarily unavailable. If you are interested in this recording, please email howtoraiseamail@gmail.com The Village was born in February 2017 to parents Vanessa Raphaely and Megan De Beyer – one an editor, the other a psychologist, both mothers of teenagers who were beginning to drive them crazy. […]

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