Welcome to The Teenage Kicks Podcast

Taking the fear out of parenting a teenager

When does parenting get easier?

The definitive guide to the best and worst age

#50NotOut: Changing the Goalposts for Older Women

Why I’m not prepared to slide off quietly into invisibile old age

How to Survive Secondary School as a Mum

Tips for parents on getting through their child’s first term at secondary school.

How to Make Healthy Easter Biscuits (recipe)

a healthy take on a traditional treat

Parenting: How to Rock the Period Talk

Taking the awkwardness out of periods for parents of young girls

Hi! I’m Helen.

I’m a lifestyle blogger and a (sometimes terrified) mum of two kids hurtling headlong into their teens. Some days I survive on really good coffee. On others, only a sharp Sauvignon will do. I love bright colours, a good gossip, and clothes shopping with my girl – she’s my very own personal stylist! I’m #50NotOut, going up a gear in life now my kids are older – who’s with me?

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Teenage Kicks Podcast


Taking the fear out of parenting teens

Have you noticed how once your kids become teens or tweens, the parenting advice on the internet dries up? Because when your kids get older they don’t want you sharing their most embarrassing secrets with your friends – or worse still, theirs! Which is why I created the Teenage Kicks podcast. Each week I talk to someone who had a difficult time as a teenager, but came out the other side in a good place, and has a positive perspective to offer others who might be in similar situations.

Welcome to The Teenage Kicks Podcast

Taking the fear out of parenting a teenager

Teenage Kicks: How it Feels to Be a Young Carer

An inspiring chat about resilience and tenacity

Teenage Kicks: Surviving Being Hospitalised with Depression

How it feels to be hospitalised with mental health issues

Teenage Kicks: Surviving Domestic Abuse as a Teenager

Natasha’s story is both heartbreaking, and inspiring

Teenage Kicks: Coping After Rape

*Trigger warning: Jenny (not her real name) tells me about her experience of being raped in her teens.   "How I Coped After Rape in my Teens"   This episode of the Teenage Kicks podcast is an incredibly personal interview. Jenny talks about what happened,...

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