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Be aware of the way you speak to your teenager. Convey respect in your words even if, at times, this is difficult. Your delivery – a combination of breath, tone and body language – must correspond to the words or the meaning is lost. Observe yourself and how you speak. Take a breath, count to 10 and think carefully about what you want to say and how you will say it.


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Positive Ideas for Parents of Boarding School Students

An e-book by Debbie Bushell

Instead of worrying about your teenager’s transition into boarding school and ongoing success, suppose that you feel more confident and reassured than ever before.