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+

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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Some phases in life are harder than others…

Doesn’t life goes in phases and the latest phase of my life has been tough for a number of reasons, hence no blogs for several months. However, sometimes it’s about hanging in there and just carrying on despite what is … Continue reading

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We all need more encouragement… particularly after a tough week

Some weeks are just harder than others and this one hasn’t been great… at the moment I am living through GCSE stress as well as actively supporting a daughter who is doing her NQT year as a Y3 teacher, however … Continue reading

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Surviving maths GCSE!

I have every sympathy with parents of teenagers struggling to revise maths GCSE,  I feel your pain… So, I  thought you might be interested  something I have found helpful, Corbett maths cards.  These cards are great,  there is 1 card per topic … Continue reading

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