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Weekly Wrap Up!

Weekly Wrap Up: What are the highlights this week?

 

From September 2019, we will be introducing a Weekly Wrap Up, highlighting the top 3 discussions of the week! 

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This is an opportunity to recognise the contributions of parents to the community, flag threads that may be of interest, and to celebrate the incredible support and learnings between members.

 

Want to nominate a fellow member's thread for Weekly Wrap Up? Let us know here, or via email at forums@reachout.com 

 

Let's celebrate!!

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Check out our community activities calendar for October 2019 here
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Weekly Wrap Up: 6th September 2019

 

This week we are celebrating members who have been courageous in sharing their experiences! Here are 3 highlights from this week:

 

1. This week we saw @InayaCare start a fantastic discussion about the importance of Self Advocacy skills for young people, particularly those with special needs or diverse experiences. With input from @Bre-RO and @JAKGR8, we are seeing the role parents have in supporting teens to advocate for themselves and their needs- such a crucial skill! You can contribute to this conversation here to share your thoughts and experiencesThank you @InayaCare for a fantastic discussion!

 

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2. This week we welcomed two new members who introduced themselves to our community in our New Member, Introduce yourself discussion. Welcome and thank you for making your first posts @Dot000 and @DSmum! Thank you to @PapaBill  and @JAKGR8 for the warm welcomes!

 

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3. @Newtothis2019 made a new discussion about interactions with her boyfriend's teen living in the home full time. We often hear from parents who are living with their partner's teens, or who are new to step parenting, and navigating the boundaries of that relationship. Check out this thread to share your thoughts, experiences and insights

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See something great happening in the forums community you want to highlight in the weekly wrap up? Let us know here!

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Check out our community activities calendar for October 2019 here
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Hello community! It is Friday which means..... time for another Weekly Wrap Up to celebrate the activity happening across the forums this week!

 

Here are three highlights for this week- feel free to jump in, add to the conversations and let other members know their posts are awesome with a like!

 

1. This week we saw one of our newest members @Rose_1 come online to talk about the experiences of their teen not attending school. This is a topic that has come up time and time again across the forums as one of the big challenges parents are facing. If you have a similar experience, or thoughts you would like to share, jump into the discussion here. We are very grateful you have reached out @Rose_1 Heart

 

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2. A big shout out to the parents this week who have gone above and beyond to support other forum members! It takes a lot of courage to offer support and share your story to help someone else, and we want to acknowledge your contributions. A huge thank you to @DadFad @PapaBill @taokat @JAKGR8 @Alexendra @Maruko @gigi5 @D123d and @PaulSSmith!

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3. This next shout out goes to @JohnT for opening up for help this morning when your family is going through so much! We are all holding hope with you Heart We would love to see more community members jump into this discussion to share your support! An incredible response here from @DadFad 

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See something great happening in the forums community you want to highlight in the weekly wrap up? Let us know here!

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Check out our community activities calendar for October 2019 here
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Hello Community! Weekly Wrap is here with three important discussions that have been happening across the Parents Community this week!

 

1. @KattMomma started this discussion about teens and social issues, with a number of community members jumping in to offer their compassionate support, insights and ideas! Thank you to @PapaBill, @JohnT  and @JAKGR8 for your kind words and insights Heart If you would like to join the discussion, and add your ideas and support please do!

 

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2.This week we have been talking about how to spend quality time with your teens. What do you do during quality time with your teen? Let us know here

 

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3. @Angel0713 posted about teens and vaping; an activity that is becoming more and more common among young people If you have an experience of talking to a teen about vaping, or teen vaping use, add your thoughts to the discussion here

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And that's our wrap! Check out this thread again on Friday for more highlights and ongoing discussions

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Check out our community activities calendar for October 2019 here
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It is Friday, which means it is time for another weekly wrap up! We have a three posts/discussions to celebrate!

 

Providing hope that things can get better

The first weekly wrap up shout out goes to @Justcantcope for posting an update on their situation with their teen, providing a strong message of hope for other parents that things can and do improve Heart If you want to read @Justcantcope's story, you can follow along here

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@Alexendra has been checking in with parents across our community this week, lending a helping hand and listening ear.
Your support means so much to our community and we want to acknowledge the time and love you have put in this week to make parents in our community feel welcome, supported and heard

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Shout out to our new members who made a first topic this week! 
@SweetSon made a topic about their son's experience of bullying and friendship struggles at school, if you have been through something similar you can offer some support here. 
Also a shout out to @SallyS who has been talking here about bullying in sporting clubs here

Looking forward to seeing our community responses! 

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And that is a wrap on this week! Keep an eye on this thread each Friday for weekly forum highlights!

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Check out our community activities calendar for October 2019 here
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Welcome to another Weekly Wrap Up!

 

We have another three posts to highlight in our community this week!

 

Ideas to support teens to reduce gaming times

The first weekly highlight goes to @VirginiaMum for this post sharing their experience of supporting their teen to reduce gaming and computer times. Fantastic suggestions and thank you for sharing your experiences! 

 

Our Child and Family Professionals are here to answer questions!

This week we started a new activity of the forums; Ask a Child and Family Professional a question. Every Thursday our Professionals will be answering a question submitted by parents in this forum community. If you have a question you would like to ask, you can submit it here! Keep an eye on this section of the forums for posts from our professionals.

 

Sharing courageously and seeking support from other parents when things are hard at home:

The third weekly highlight goes to one of our newest members @dka70. Your openness to share your story and willingness to come online to seek support through such a challenging few years for your family is so courageous! We really admire the endless support and continual hope that you have held for your daughter these last few years. We are holding hope with you and here to lend a listening ear. 

 

If you can relate to @dka70, you can offer words of support here

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Check out our community activities calendar for October 2019 here