Tanya Meessmann

Distress Tolerance – Why it’s OK for your daughter to be stressed sometimes​

What is ‘stress tolerance’ and why is it important? Guest content from Dr Diane Harner – co-facilitator of our Courageous Parenting Program. Helping your daughter to tolerate negative emotions çan feel like an uphill battle. It is natural to feel distress when we are required to step out of our comfort zone or are faced …

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‘Watercooler’ Chat – Strategies for Navigating Conversations with your Daughter

Do you find it hard to communicate with your daughter? The following is a concept discussed in more depth in Courageous Parenting, facilitated by youth expert Tanya Meessmann and neuroscientist Dr Diane Harner. For a healthy relationship to truly flourish between yourself and your daughter, communication is key. One of the more lighthearted and fun …

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Your lack of self-confidence is holding you back from reaching your full potential

Your lack of self-confidence is holding you back from reaching your full potential. This year I’ve truly realized the importance of having self-confidence. I cannot count the number of times I have hesitated when applying for awards or dismissed opportunities simply because I insisted I didn’t meet all the criteria or I wasn’t the perfect candidate. …

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What her behaviours that trigger you, actually mean

What her behaviours that trigger you, actually mean Hands up if it drives you crazy when your daughter refuses to try. Whether that’s new things, old things, things you’ve suggested 19 times…. today. We can sometimes make assumptions along the lines of; “surely it’s not that hard” and “if she just put herself out there..”, or “she would enjoy it if she …

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