this family life episode 29: on solo parenting a teenager

Today’s guest is Jen a solo mum to a 15 year old teenager. Jen was blogging when I started back in 2008 talking about her personal journey and showcasing her photos, which are gorgeous. You can find her blog here Semantically Driven.

It was great to chat with Jen about her experience of parenting a teenager. There isn’t as much real life info around on parenting teenagers and I love hearing what other parents do.

In the podcast Jen shares:

  • The challenges of parenting solo
  • How she manages technology with her teenager
  • Her best tips on parenting a teenager
  • Asking for the working hours you want

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