Each week I (Ian) feature on the radio at 12:00 noon Fridays.

The latest conversations have centred around adolescents.

As the audience are mostly in the parent age group the focus is from their perspective.

The lasy two weeks have explored the changes that might be taking place in both the physical, mental and spiritual eleents of a young person.

This week I will be discussing “rational parenting”.

This is more than just tender loving care. The headings to consider include :-

Being true to yourselves.

Staying in touch with empathy.

Listening and hearing.

Owning feelings.

Focusing on the problem at hand.

Willing to risk.

Respecting independence.

Living rationally on a daily basis.