Sam’s funny. She makes me laugh. I don’t have much to laugh at at the minute. Its so nice to have some fun. I never thought I’d laugh when getting help and learning how to manage my feelings.
The best bit about Sam is that you can tell her anything and I don’t need to worry what she’s going to say. I can say stuff to her that I wouldn’t say to my Mum. I have told her stuff that I’ve never told anyone before. It helps me so much when I can just talk without worrying.
Instead of talking about stuff all the time, I have done so many other thing like drawing or breething exercises. I don’t like talking too much when I don’t know someone. Sam made it easy to talk tho. And she was reely good at giving me stuff to do that reely helped with my anxiety.
If you are wondering whether to get in contact with Sam just do it. You won’t regret it.
I have spoken to so many professionals, trying to get help for my ADHD son. It was such a relief to find Sam. After feeling like no one understood what we were going through, Sam did. She has helped me manage my son’s emotions and helped him so much. My son actually looks forward to meeting with her which is not like my son!
The whole family was struggling to cope with my daughter’s eating disorder. My daughter was seeing CAMHS but my son needed support because he was getting really angry. Sam helped him so much. He is now so much calmer. She helped me too- I don’t know what I would have done without her.
Very clearly speaks for the teenager! I recognise all the teenagers from those I have worked with over the years.
I am a high school teacher and I deal with incredible kids everyday. I’m often used as the gateway and voice of the young person and their parents. It’s good to know how to explain to parents the behaviour of the students without finger pointing or negativity. I often refer to you writing about the troubled teen holding in to the end of the line, thrashing about, in my sessions with parents. It also keeps me connected to the young people as I get older and further from their age group!
Sam Ross gives insight into how young people feel and think. This informs our work with young people and reminds us that we cannot assume we know how young people feel on every occasion. I forward the newsletter to our team and the feedback from staff is always very positive. I think it’s one of the best publications we receive, which is honest and genuine, and gives a young person’s perspective. Thank you.
Ideas, resources, inspiration and motivating people working with teens and parents to think differently, and for reflective practice. I particularly like the pieces written from the perspective of a teen. I support and advise school safeguarding staff and have regularly recommended the Teenage Whisperer site to schools. youth workers, social workers, school health and LOADS of parents.
Helps me relate to the issues facing teenagers and that we aren’t alone facing/tackling issues and difficulties.
She provides me with innovative ideas and resources to use with individuals with learning disabilities and their parents, carers and support workers that I support.
My copy of ‘Anger is My Friend’ is totally dog-eared and I’ve bought a couple of copies for colleagues because I’m not lending mine! Teenage Whisperer reminds me that there’s hope for our teens.
The Teenage Whisperer has over the years guided me towards a more empathic way of working. It has encouraged me to make use of the most important resource available to those working with teenagers; I am referring to young people themselves, a vast pool of knowledge garnered from lived experience. The teenage whisperer has shown me that what a young person wants is as important, perhaps more important than what any text book may tell me they need. Thank you Teenage Whisperer.
I have found it very helpful in trying to understand and empathize with my troubled teenage granddaughter. I like that you provide insight into their perspective, and give ideas how to approach situations and behavior differently.
Helps me to understand I’m not alone.
I’ve learnt more about troubled teens, helping me understand them better and be a better practitioner.
Gives ideas, perspective and inspiration.
Gives me ideas to use when training others.
Helps me to understand my own kids and the ones I volunteer with! It’s fantastic reading. I especially like the creative writing from teenagers’ perspectives- I wish more people would read this as it would certainly change the negative attitudes that some people have towards this age group.
She helps me to keep focused on the needs of the child/teenager and take into account their point of view. Their voices and experiences need to be listened to and taken notice of – Teenage Whisperer supports the importance of really hearing what teenagers have to say!
Sam Ross and Teenage Whisperer enable me to reflect on my practice and parenting with realistic experience and expertise sharing the real nitty gritty of their complex relationships. It helps me better understand issues young people face. I love how it is written from the young person’s perspective. It helps me stop chasing my answers and try to be with the young person looking for their answers.
Teenage Whisperer gives me insight and perspective. It reminds me to step back and consider the individual child and their issues. This allows me to support staff to do the same rather than using blanket phrases like ‘year eight are mental’ or ‘this year group have issues’. It is also nice to signpost parents to the blog as many really struggle with the puberty years and the battles they face arguing with new teenagers.
She helps me stop chasing my answers and to try and be with the young person looking for their answers.