Author Archives: Ruth James

About Ruth James

I am a mum with 3 daughters who runs workshops for parents of teenagers. In 2019 I launched the Taunton Parenting Cafe and will be developing new and innovative workshops to support and encourage parents of children from 9yrs+

Use Christmas 2019 to surprise and encourage your teenager!

At the heart of each of us is the need to be loved, accepted and to belong. In 2019 giving environment friendly Christmas gifts is important. However, equally important is using Christmas 2019 as opportunity to show how much we … Continue reading

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My moment at 8.49am on Tuesday 30 October

Day-to-day there are 1000’s of moments during which we have choices and make decisions, from the mundane to those which can change how we feel about life and what we do. Sitting on a beach at 8:49am in Moraira, Spain … Continue reading

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Taunton Parenting Cafe

I would like to invite all parents of children from 9-19 yrs to the new Taunton Parenting Cafes! I want the Café to be a welcoming, encouraging and safe space where parents can discuss parenting pre-teen and teenage challenges and … Continue reading

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Exciting new workshops for parents of teenagers in 2019

Family life can be tough, particularly when you have teenagers. No two days are ever the same, one day life can be amazing and then the next it isn’t, you can feel overwhelmed, unable to cope and have no idea … Continue reading

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Making 2018 a “Happy New Year”

When I ask most parents what they want for their teenagers, they want them to be “happy”. Happiness does not necessarily mean having more money or stuff, the evidence suggests that more money does not make us happier. We all … Continue reading

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