Surviving or Thriving? The Teenage Years.

It was really great to meet so many parents, carers and teachers last night at Debenham High School. I was thrilled that so many of you are keen to hear more about the developmental tasks of adolescence and the latest research on the teenage brain. 

Here's a short list of my favourite books, websites and resources that I hope will guide you - and the young people you care for - towards thriving through the teenage years. 

Books (available through Suffolk Libraries):

Brainstorm - The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain - Daniel Siegel 

Blame my Brain - The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed - Nicola Morgan


Reading Well - Wellbeing books for young people

MindEd - Information for parents about mental health

ThinkAvellana - This is my own website, where I write a blog and have a quarterly newsletter. On Facebook, I tend to share articles and new research relating to well-being, parenting, and mental health that I find interesting.

Hey Sigmund - Written predominately by a psychologist, with helpful articles about parenting, teenagers, and ways to take care of our mental health.

Mindful - Great articles about ways to look after yourself, to reduce your stress and practice that essential skill of ‘breathing’ through the tough times.