About Us

 

When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you“. Nora Ephron

We are both mums of older children, friends, a nurse, a sexual health facilitator and were both teaching assistants at a large comprehensive school. Over several years and countless issues that came our way as our children grew, we realised that there is very little out there, in the way of resources, to support parents of older children, teenagers and young adults. Growing children bring a whole new bag of tricks with them, some of which make you actually miss the simplicity of sleepless nights and endless dirty nappies! So this is the basis of our website.

“I raised five children. They all have different personalities. All of them have different issues, different levels of success. That was a learning experience for me” T. D. Jakes

Saf

I have three children – two daughters aged 17 and 21 and a son aged 23 years. I worked as a nurse for many years before and after having my children, including two years in Sydney, Australia. I have since worked as a Teaching Assistant in a large comprehensive school until leaving to work on this website at the end of 2017.

Lynne

I have a daughter aged 11 and a son aged 9 years. I studied Drama and Psychology at Worcester University. After leaving university I became a facilitator delivering Relationship and Sexuality courses for adults with learning disabilities for the next 7 years. I then became a teaching assistant in a secondary school in 2013 up until October 2017. I have also had training in counselling skills focussing on young people and have spent time as a volunteer with the Samaritans.

Saf and Lynne met at work as teaching assistants in a large comprehensive school. They worked primarily with children with special educational needs as well as the general student population.

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Lactose intolerance in teens and tweens

Lactose Intolerance in teens and tweens If you have a child with unexplained digestive issues, then it may be an intolerance to the lactose in milk. A year ago my teenage daughter was suffering with unpleasant symptoms of bloating/diarrhoea for months and...

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  • This year has been hard work but so rewarding!

We have now fully launched the website and have discovered that there is definitely a place for a website like ours. Parenting older children and teens and all that comes with it is a very under catered for area!

If you don’t know us we are two mums with five big kids, teenagers and young adults between us and we talk all about the good and bad bits, along with ideas about what to buy them.

Saf is an ex-nurse and Lynne an ex sexual health facilitator and we have both been TA’s in a large comprehensive school prior to this new venture.
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We cover any subject from starting periods right up to university, leaving home and we are ALWAYS scouting for gift ideas for this tricky age group! (When it comes to gift ideas we don’t own anything we simply recommend and review ideas we like and share them with you).
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Thanks to everyone for all the encouragement and support this year - we never anticipated how enthusiastic you would be and how many parents of teenagers felt just like us about the LACK OF INFO OUT THERE! @clairelgoodtimes @parenting.with.teenagers @equippthem @trulymadlykidsuk @andbreathe_challenges @agnesforgirls @naggingfishwife @liveawelllife @gabbylogan @sarahfrombath @tots100 @steph_dontbuyherflowers @scummymummies @mother_of_daughters and sooo many more...💚🎄😘 Link in bio Saf&Lynne xx
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