“Leave Them Alone and They’ll Come Home”

“Leave Them Alone and They’ll Come Home”

By: Robert GarrettWhen our kids were little, people would say, ‘enjoy them now, because when they’re teenagers …’ Consequently, I had this sense of resignation that when they hit their teen years, we’d lose connection with our kids and...
4 Lessons About Parenting Teens in a Hyper-Sexualised Age

4 Lessons About Parenting Teens in a Hyper-Sexualised Age

By: Robert GarrettIn several recent blogs I reference experts encouraging parents to keep the channels of communication open with their teens. From dads staying close to their daughters, to maintaining healthy parental dialogue around social media use, a positive...
Dads & Their Teenage Daughters

Dads & Their Teenage Daughters

By: Robert GarrettFrom the day our daughter was born, she’s always held a special place in my heart. From my experience talking to dads and reading numerous parenting books, there’s nothing unusual about that.But those same sources also tell us that...
Teaching Teens About Healthy Disagreement

Teaching Teens About Healthy Disagreement

By: Robert GarrettIn Braving the Wilderness, author Brené Brown says, “In philosophy, “you’re either with us or against us” is considered a false dichotomy or a false dilemma. It’s a move to force people to take sides. [However]...
The ‘Gift’ of COVID

The ‘Gift’ of COVID

By: Robert GarrettI was recently talking to the Head of Human Resources for a large organisation about their corporate strategy. During our chat she said something that caught my attention, “to be honest, COVID has been a gift”. It was an odd phrase in...