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

Anger in teenage sons: How parents can help

Posted on February 4, 2021

Is your son showing signs of toxic masculine anger? Parenting psychologist Megan de Beyer, author of How to Raise a Man, offers advice on how parents can help their teenage boys. Featured on The Parents Website, an Independent Schools Victoria Initiative. Read Article Here

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Parenting expert Megan de Beyer reveals why boys and girls SHOULD be raised differently | Daily Mail Online.

Posted on January 11, 2021

Psychologist Megan de Beyer believes boys and girls should be raised differently, and the exact age parenting changes need to be made. By Alice Murphy for Daily Mail Australia Read Article Here

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The negaverse – when nothing is good enough

Posted on January 8, 2021

By Megan de Beyer I feel like I am always the bad cop in our house. I am always telling my son what he is doing wrong. I want to kick myself. But I do it again the next time. How can I have fun with him rather than always being the dragon? The Negaverse […]

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Dating again: when your kids don’t approve of your dating life

Posted on January 5, 2021

A parent psychologist on when your kids don’t approve of your dating life. Dating again after divorce or the passing of a partner is always a tricky one to navigate. Parent psychologist and author of How to Raise a Man, Megan De Beyer, shares her own experience with dating with kids and their opinions. Read […]

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Are you operating from a fear-based parenting style?

Posted on January 5, 2021

Megan de Beyer introduces her modern mother’s guide to raising teenage boys in the current #metoo #allmenaretrash era with her new book ‘How to raise a Man’Read the article here: Read More

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Mental Wellness in the Corona-Verse

Posted on November 30, 2020

Even the most resilient of you will be experiencing some symptoms of anxiety. Read More

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Family Tips from Megan de Beyer

Posted on November 30, 2020

Tips for families with teens. My body is still adjusting to being indoors, and so are my thoughts and feelings. I see my friends and family, on Zoom chat, putting on a brave front, yet I can see the fear and the dread of further lockdown in their eyes. Read Here

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Strong Mothers, Strong Teens

Posted on November 6, 2020

While running workshops at schools, I have asked hundreds of moms and sons what they generally fight about. It is easy to see that underlying these everyday clashes there is a deeper agenda, as mothers’ needs are so different from the developmental tasks that their sons are hardwired to achieve. Your teen’s developmental tasks areAutonomy […]

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25 Tips for Mothers of Teenage Boys

Posted on November 6, 2020

Recognise your son’s ownership of his growth into maturity. Notice that your need for control hampers his self-growth. Stop laundering his emotions, let him begin to regulate his own – be the role model and learn to see the difference between venting and communicating. A boy’s strong life impulse needs to be witnessed and acknowledged; […]

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How to Raise a Man

Posted on November 6, 2020

Like it or not, your son is Generation Z. He has been adored and treasured, photographed and recorded. Many of his generation of adolescents are outwardly assertive and outspoken and have good boundaries, yet inwardly they are full of paradoxes. And they are confusing to manage – your GenZ or millennial rules you. They are […]

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It’s Stressful Out There

Posted on November 6, 2020

Sometimes you may feel like everything is just too much. There is so much to do that you don’t seem to complete anything properly. Stress arises due to your perception of whether or not you can meet the demands being made on you. Stress is your body’s reaction to situations that overload, frighten, irritate or […]

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Aggressive Adolescents

Posted on November 6, 2020

Aggressive adolescents are of great concern to parents and the community at large. Many adolescent psychologists believe that relationships rescue struggling teens, not punishment. I see all aggressive behaviour as a cry for help. Your child needs empathy, care, understanding and strong structure. He or she also needs to understand why irritability and anger arise […]

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Parenting in a Pandemic

Posted on October 5, 2020

A psychologist shares what brave South Africa moms and dads have reported about their experience of parenthood during the time of Covid-19 Wellness Magazine October – December 2020 Read More

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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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