Having completed her journey of motherhood to the secondary school phase (relatively pain-free!) Cai Graham decided it was time to start a business that would engross her in a passion for family photography. However, rather than enjoying their teenage children, Graham became acutely aware that many of her clients were simply enduring them.

Diving deeper into the issue, Graham noticed there was an epidemic lack of love, understanding and respect between teenagers and their parents – so she set out to bring families back together. Her latest book, ‘The Teen Toolbox: Equipping Parents and Teenagers with the Tools for Navigating Adolescence’ is a powerful guide to doing exactly that.

 

Synopsis:

No one taught us how to manage the enormity of parenthood – or how to teach our kids to cope with their feelings – especially during the rocky stages of adolescence. The Teen Toolbox provides parents and teenagers with the tools to successfully navigate this vital stage of your relationship, while enabling you to enjoy, rather than endure, the journey. Inside this comprehensive parenting handbook, you will find:

* Pointers that will help you better connect with your teenage child

* Exercises that are teen-friendly and fast to implement

* Strategies to better communicate so you and your teen can talk more freely

* Insights into building better relationships with the whole family

* Techniques that will help you and your child overcome common issues If you’re looking to reconnect, understand and relate with your teenager better, you need to read this book.

 

“I bring together practical advice from my experience as a therapist, NLP models and even grassroots strategies from motherhood, to help families recognize that love, understanding and respect are their three basic innate needs – before showing them ways to fulfil these desires and boost the strength of their relationship beyond anything they thought possible.”

Continuing, “The book also comes with an accompanying App, which brings dozens of further resources into one dashboard. From online articles to YouTube videos, families can work through the book, scribble all over it, and then expand on what I teach, online. It’s extremely powerful.”

Endorsements have been coming in thick and fast. For example, James Lavers comments, “A clear blueprint to understanding the heart and mind of our teenager so that, rather than seeming to thwart their happiness, we can help them thrive!”

Sunday Times best-selling author, Andy Harrington, adds, “A valuable point of reference for all parents wanting to reconnect with their teenager and embrace this stage of parenthood with more confidence.”

 

‘The Teen Toolbox: Equipping Parents and Teenagers with the Tools for Navigating Adolescence’, from Rethink Press Limited, is available now: http://amzn.to/2pawIAZ.

For more information and resources, visit the author’s official website: http://themindmodel.co.uk.

 

About the Author:

Cai Graham was a Business Graduate and successful IT project manager until the call of motherhood came knocking and she dived fully into nurturing her home and family.

Once her children were in Secondary School she set up her first passion based business as a family photographer. From her observation of families she noticed a modern-day epidemic of parents enduring their children instead of enjoying them and feeling overwhelmed navigating the trials of modern parenthood.

She felt inspired to facilitate transformation for parents and children and has blended her 20+ years of mothering with her skills as a therapist, coach and photographer to create an online education program, a book, and one of a kind luxury retreats for families looking to reconnect, understand and relate with each other better.

Cai’s ultimate driver is to empower Parents and Young People with the skills to communicate effectively and find confidence to live full, happy and healthy lives.

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Jennifer McCallum

Thank you so much for stopping by this page to get to know a bit more about me and why I started Parent Guide Inc.

My business story started a way back in 2001…

…after the birth of my first daughter, I realized that an "all-in-one" resource guide for parents was needed, and fast! I designed the New Parent Resource Guide to fill a gap in the community for busy parents like myself. The New Parent Resource Guide offers an A-Z of key contacts for parents, caregivers, service providers, and health care professionals.  Working with key businesses and organizations in the community, we have also compiled much-needed articles, tips, and charts to answer all your parenting questions.

The latest addition to our family is the School Age Resource Guide to serve parents of children, 3 to 18 years!  This guide answers questions about: nutrition, bullying, curriculum, building self-esteem, and much more, as well as offering a full directory of local and national resources.

The Parentguide.ca website offers an “all-in-one” spot for parents to connect, add their own blog, and find needed resources in their community.  It is a site that educates and entertains and if you can't find somthing just ASK me.

I am here to serve YOU!  My hope is that you connect with our members, find comfort in their words, and share your own story. My goal is to see what I can do to help make life a bit easier for you.   You are why I do what I do!

I can’t wait to get to know you!  Comment below to tell me about yourself – then start blogging so we can find out what makes you get up in the morning!  Check out my blog too and I am sure you will be surprised what gets me out of bed each day!!!

Jennifer –  Mom and Publisher

  1. Thank you so much Jennifer for taking the time to read and review my book.

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