Ep. 51 – LORRAINE CANDY – Consciously Raising Teenagers & Navigating Mid-Life

I loved sitting down with former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, Elle and Sunday Times Style, Lorraine Candy, to talk all about consciously raising teenagers ahead of her book release - "Mum, What's Wrong With you? 101 Things Only The Mothers of Teenage Girls Know". 


We discussed what is biologically happening with teenagers, how best to approach raising them and why we’ve been doing it all wrong. From there we touched on parenting models and why simply listening to our children is the best thing we can do for them. 


We also spoke about navigating mid-life; menopause, changing bodies, erratic emotions and how to navigate a marriage or relationship in that time.


This episode will hold power for so many women, and even if you’re not yet at “mid-life”, the tips ahead of your journey there, will really help.


Lorraine's book, "Mum, What's Wrong With you? 101 Things Only The Mothers of Teenage Girls Know", is out now!


You can find Lorraine on Instagram @lorrainecandy and her podcast, Postcards from Midlife can be found wherever you get your podcasts.


Products mentioned in the show:

The Orchid and the Dandelion by Dr. W Thomas Boyce

Raising Boys and Raising Girls, both by Steve Biddulph

@avavakil – advocate for change for sexual violence in schools

Terra Ingognita by Sara Wheeler



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