The Platinum awards is not just for products and services, but for therapists, coaches and authors too and I’m delighted to introduce you to one of our entrants, coach, parenting expert and author Cai Graham.

Cai Graham is a parent, coach, and author of The Teen Toolbox and founder of ‘Peak Parenting’. Cai specialises in supporting families overcoming obstacles; including communication issues, loss and trauma, so that they can enjoy a brighter future. Her mission is to empower parents and teenagers with the tools and techniques they need to cope with the challenges of modern day life.

Her book ‘The Teen Toolbox’ provides parents of teenagers with tips, tools and approaches to help them make the transition through life’s tricky stages. She has blended over two decades of motherhood with her background as a therapist and coach to create an online education program, this book, and one-of-a kind luxury retreats for families.

It won’t be long till the GCSE, AS & A Level Exam results will be coming through in the UK and this can be a time of huge stress and anxiety. Even though it’s normal to suffer anxiety, fear of failure can be devastating to kids who tie their self-worth to the outcome of a test, and anxiety can result in sleepless nights, irritability or short temper, lack of confidence, disruption at home, attention seeking, social withdrawal, or poor appetite, comfort eating and snacking.

Across the country, there will be youngsters feeling anxious and uncertain about what their future holds and as parents this stress can often be mirrored by us. Children who don’t receive results they may have wanted or expected can often blame themselves and label themselves as being ‘not good enough’ or ‘bad at exams’. These labels that they put on themselves are not healthy and can have an impact on how they move forward.

You may find Cai Graham can help

The Teen Toolbox – Equipping Parents and Teenagers with the Tools for Navigating Adolescence’ by Cai Graham – published by Rethink Press

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